Best Glasses Cleaners in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 15, 2020
Most bespectacled individuals can barely function without their glasses, so treating them right is a necessity. Using these glasses cleaners, you'll be able to remove even the most stubborn stains and smudges from your spectacles. The best glasses cleaners will even let you clean different lenses and jewellery. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The solution cleans lenses without leaving any unwanted residues/streaks. Aside from cleaning them, the product also makes these lenses less susceptible to scratches. The formula is gentle on the skin too.

CONS

The protective cap does not stay on. 

OUR VERDICT

Between 4 spray bottles and 2 microfibre cloths, this cleaning kit will accommodate not only personal but also commercial use, fitting optician shops too. Using the kit, you'll be able to remove even the slightest dust, oil, and fingerprint traces. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

4 x spray bottles (~240 ml each), 2 x microfibre cloth 

Best For

Eyeglasses, Camera lenses, Jewellery

Safety

100% biodegradable, Volatile organic compounds (VOC) free, ammonia-, alcohol-, sulfate-, and phosphate-free

Extras

Safe for anti-reflective lenses, anti-static 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The dispensers have been designed with this nice tight seal that prevents them from leaking, enabling hassle-free storage and transportation. The solution does not scratch anti-reflective lenses. 

CONS

There's a specific smell to the solution. 

OUR VERDICT

Bespectacled customers that are not impartial to frequent travelling will find Leader Pump Action Lens Cleaning Sprays quite fitting. Even the smallest, fullest bags will have no issues accommodating these tiny bottles. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

4 x spray bottles (29.5 ml each) 

Best For

Spectacles, Glasses

Safety

Alcohol-free

Extras

Safe for anti-reflective lenses

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The microfibre cloth is lint-free, so you will not have to clean the cloth. Also, the cloth is more durable than you would expect. Even the most minute dust particles stand no chance against this cleaning kit. 
CONS

The product takes quite some time to dry out.

OUR VERDICT

Formulated without adding any VOCs, sulfates, phosphates, and even ammonia, the 100% biodegradable bottles treat you (and the environment) with the care and respect you deserve. Plus, the product cleans lenses and jewellery without leaving streaks. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x spray bottles (~240 ml each), microfibre cloth

Best For

Eyeglasses, Camera lenses, Jewellery 

Safety

100% biodegradable, Volatile organic compounds (VOC) free, ammonia-, alcohol-, sulfate-, and phosphate-free

Extras

Safe for anti-reflective lenses, anti-static 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The formula does not include harsh fumes, harsh chemicals, volatile organic compounds, ammonia, nothing that can harm kids, pets, and the environment. It dries out in 20-30 seconds, meaning that you'll be able to clean the glasses and use them almost right away. 

CONS

The supplied microfibre cloth leaves deposits on the glass. 

OUR VERDICT

Ecomoist Natural Lens Cleaner is among the safest glasses cleaners. The available bottles include 50-, 100-, 250-, and 500-millilitre options, with the first accommodating easy use whilst travelling and the last enabling comfortable home use.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Spray bottle (50 ml), microfibre cloth

Best For

Spectacles, Glasses, Sunglasses, Binoculars, Telescope, Microscopes, Camera lenses

Safety

Eco-friendly, Biodegradable, Hypoallergenic

Extras

Quick-drying formula, safe for anti-reflective lenses, anti-static

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The solution has been formulated without alcohol additives. Apart from cleaning them, the product also prevents optics from fogging up. The stains/dust/grease/fingerprints are removed without damaging the coating. 

CONS

The bottle is a bit leaky. 

OUR VERDICT

Unlike most glasses cleaners, this product from HG will let you treat different screens (including monitors, TVs, smartphones, and tablets), camera lenses, and magnifying glasses, so you can use this one cheap bottle to keep different optics around the house spotless.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Spray bottle (125 ml)

Best For

Glasses, Sunglasses, Magnifying glasses, Camera lenses, TV screens, Monitors

Safety

Alcohol-free

Extras

Quick-drying formula, Prevents steaming up

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

vius Lens Cleaner

Gentle yet Effective

Vius Lens Cleaners are gentle yet effective. Its quick-acting formula easily cleans sensitive optical lenses (including sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, and camera lenses), all while making sure that the solution does not leave behind streaks and unwanted residue. To add more, the product excels at removing fingerprints, dust, and oil buildups without adding the usual nauseating fragrance that glasses cleaners normally entail. But the biggest difference here is that the solution not only cleans lenses but also adds this protective layer that makes the lens more resistant against scratches. Setting lenses aside, the formula's pretty gentle towards the skin too, especially when you compare the product with lens cleaners that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Sometimes, you can have the best solution with the best formulas but the bottle does not quite comply, making the overall product that much less attractive. This is not the case here. No, the 8-ounce spray bottle enables easily controlled application, even though the cap is not that tight, so we would recommend making sure that the bottle is stored upright. Taking into account that this cleaning kit includes 4 spray bottles (~240 ml each) and 2 microfibre cloths, the whole package becomes almost too appealing.

Review of vius Lens Cleaner 8oz for Eyeglasses, Glasses

 

Leader Pump Action

Cleaning Glasses on the Go

Leader Pump Action Lens Cleaning Sprays easily land among the industry's leaders. Even though the industry in question is not that huge, this is still a pretty impressive accomplishment considering that the product is also quite affordable. Whilst most companies are shipping you bulky bottles that you cannot easily take with you, this kit provides 4 spray bottles, ~30 millilitres each. As you can imagine, you can easily bring a bottle like that with you to work, on a trip, anywhere you want. Furthermore, the applicators on these bottles are sealed tight, so you don't have to worry about them leaking during storage or transportation.

From the formula angle, the solution is alcohol-free, meaning no unpleasant smells. That being said, there's still this specific smell to the product that most cleaning agents entail but the smell goes away pretty quickly. Plus, on the bright side, you can treat even anti-reflective lenses without scratching them.

We would not suggest cleaning camera lenses using these bottles but most spectacles (including sunglasses and reading glasses) and glasses are fair play. In other words, those bespectacled ladies and gentlemen that travel quite frequently will appreciate Leader Pump Action Lens Cleaning Sprays.

Review of Leader Pump Action Lens Cleaning Spray For Spectacles & Glasses

 

vius _Lens Cleaner

Even the Tiniest Dust Particles

Vius Lens Cleaners is pretty much the same product that tops this list except that, with this one, you receive 2 spray bottles, not 4, and 1 microfibre cloth, not 2. Needless to say, most customers that are buying these cleaners for personal use will find this particular kit more suitable, whereas those that have more commercial purposes in mind should probably go with the option above this one.

Besides that, again, this is the same solution, enabling you to easily clean eyeglasses, camera lenses (including anti-reflective lenses), and jewellery, with its anti-static properties reducing static electricity buildups. The lint-free microfibre cloth is pretty great too though, removing even the tiniest dust particles without scratching the lenses and without leaving unwanted streaks.

Except for the convenient applicators and the effective formula, what separates the company's products is that the solutions are always formulated without volatile organic compounds, ammonia, sulfates, phosphates, alcohol, and 100% biodegradable, making them safe and easy on the skin and on the environment as well. Considering these details, you can see why most bespectacled individuals are sticking with Vius Lens Cleaners.

Review of vius _Lens Cleaner 8oz for Eyeglasses, Glasses

 

Ecomoist Natural Lens Eyeglass

The Safest Solution

Ecomoist Natural Lens Cleaner will leave all lenses (including spectacles, binoculars, camera lenses, telescopes, and microscopes) dust-, dirt-, stain-, grease-, and fingerprint-free. Even coated lenses can be easily restored using this product. Unlike most cleaning agents, this solution is eco-friendly, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic. Formulated without adding harsh chemicals, ammonia, alcohol, harsh fumes, and volatile organic compounds, the product can be used around kids and pets without any concerns about their safety.

What's more interesting though is that you can choose between 50-, 100-, 250-, and 500-millilitre bottles, so you can purchase a large, 250-/500-millilitre bottle for home use and a small, 50-millilitre bottle for use on the road/on the go. You can also choose between different wipes to go with these bottles, which would not be the worst choice since the default microfibre cloth that the product is shipped with can leave deposits on the glass. On the upside, the quick-drying formula takes somewhere around 15-30 seconds to dry out, so you can clean the glasses and start using them almost immediately.

In short, Ecomoist Natural Lens Cleaner is the best option for people who usually have pets and/or kids around them.

Review of Ecomoist Natural Lens Eyeglass Optical Cleaner

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HG Glasses Cleaner

More Versatile This Time Around

HG Glasses Cleaner is the cheapest product we could find that does not trail that much behind its more expensive competition. Now, the entire product is not necessarily that great, primarily due to the bottle that can leak at times, so we would recommend making sure that the bottle is stored upright. But the solution inside that bottle is nothing to sneeze at. To begin with, it is even more versatile than the more expensive cleaners, treating not only reading glasses and sunglasses but also camera lenses, magnifying glasses, tablets, smartphones, TV screens, and monitors.

Not unlike those more expensive cleaners, this product is formulated without alcohol. But what's more impressive is that, aside from cleaning glasses, the solution also prevents them from steaming up, something that you cannot quite say about most cleaners. What you also cannot say about most cleaners is that they're able to remove the toughest stains without affecting the coating.

When you also add to the mix that the solution takes no more than 15-20 seconds to dry out (without forgetting that the 125-millilitre bottle costs around 6 bucks and how versatile this cleaning agent is), HG Glasses Cleaner becomes the product to beat.

Review of HG Glasses Cleaner 125 ml

 

What Are Glasses Cleaners?

Most people find contact lenses uncomfortable and even though different laser eye surgeries like LASIK are becoming more affordable and less risky, more than 68% of people in the UK are still wearing spectacles. We can see where they're coming from though. Again, contact lenses are anything but hassle-free and eye surgeries are not something that most people are willing to entertain unless they're 100% necessary.

Glasses, on the other hand, are usually quite inexpensive and, compared to the aforementioned alternatives, much more hassle-free. Sure, you have to clean them sometimes but, using these glasses cleaners, you can do so without breaking one sweatdrop. The cleaning agents that we have added to this list are safe (the majority are formulated without VOCs, ammonia, sulfates, and phosphates), biodegradable, and alcohol-free.

They clean the glasses without removing the coating and, in addition to spectacles, most cleaners within this selection can also treat camera lenses, jewellery, and, at times, even different screens, telescopes, microscopes, and binoculars. Also, more often than not, they're shipped with a microfibre cloth that you can use to clean the lens without scratching it.

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Publish Date: 2020-07-15 06:01:15