Protective goggles are part of the necessary equipment for some activities and jobs, but like regular eyeglasses, they get dirty. The first instinct may be to wipe them on the tail of a shirt and call it good, but if you don’t properly clean the lenses, they will scratch to obscure the wearer’s sight rather than protecting it.
1. Use only warm water to clean the goggle lenses and nothing else.
2. Clean the goggles immediately after use, especially if something like paint has got on them. Not only does the dirt and debris become more difficult to remove after it hardens, but paint is a form of solvent that if left on too long will react with the plastic lens to cause damage.
3. Wet a soft cloth with warm water and gently rub any debris off the goggles.
4. Allow the goggles to soak in a bowl of warm water if there is stuck-on debris that you cannot wipe off easily. If debris or paint remains, change out the water when it becomes cold and replace it with another bowl of warm water to continue to clean the goggles.
5. Dry the goggles with a soft, lint-free cloth or allow them to air dry.