6 DIY Homemade Safety EyeGlass Cleaners!

Homemade Safety Glass CleanersCleaning the safety eyewear is as essential as wearing them because unclean, foggy and scratched glasses not only will obstruct your vision but might pose even more hazard to your eyes than protecting them.

But often it happens so that eye glass cleaners are expensive or we run out of them in times of need!

Well, for battling both the situations our today’s article is going to help you.


In this article, I am going to share with you some easy and effective DIY Homemade Safety Glass Cleaner Solutions that you can make within seconds!

A simple mixture of some of the items available at home such as distilled water, dish wash, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, mild shampoo, etc can solve the problem of unclean lenses!

Excited right?

Let’s get going…

6 Easy Safety Eyeglass Cleaner Solutions

My glasses demand a bit more attention than general because of my bad habits as I end up pulling my safety glass over the head as a band while I am not working and this makes my glasses greasy and foggy because of the sweat from my hair. Sometimes, a nice rubbing with my microfiber lens cloth does the job well for the time being, but does not help in the long run as the effect does not seem to last long.

And I was tired of buying all those expensive lens cleaning solutions again and again. So, I thought of doing some research and ended up finding some great solutions which I could make at home easily with readily available products at home and to my surprise; they turned to be a blessing for my lenses. I am sure you would love them too!

1.) Cleaning Safety Eyeglasses Using Alcohol

Cleaning Safety Eyeglasses Using AlcoholItems needed:

      • Spray bottle
      • Water (preferably distilled water)
      • Rubbing alcohol
      • Liquid soap
      • Microfiber cloth

The process:

      • Fill half of the spray bottle with water (preferably distilled water)
      • Fill the other half of the bottle with the rubbing alcohol
      • Now add a few drops (2-5 drops depending on the size of your bottle) of the liquid soap (I have used dawn dish wash soap as well as my body wash and both of them have worked equally well)
      • Shake the bottle well so that all the liquids get mixed up very well
      • Spray the mixture on the microfiber cloth and rub it on your lenses
      • You will get crystal clear lenses

2.) Using Vinegar to Clean Safety EyeWear

Vinegar Spray BottleItems needed:

      • Spray bottle 
      • Water (preferably distilled water)
      • Vinegar 
      • Microfiber cloth

The process:

      • Fill half of the spray bottle with distilled water
      • Fill the other half of the bottle with vinegar (readily available in your kitchen)
      • Close the cap of the bottle and give the bottle a good swirl to mix the liquids
      • Spray the mixture on the microfiber cloth and clean your safety glasses with it

3.) Prepare Cleaner Solution Using Witch Hazel

Prepare Cleaner Solution Using Witch HazelItems needed:

      • Spray bottle
      • Distilled water
      • Witch hazel
      • Dawn liquid soap

The process:

      • Mix half cup of distilled water and half cup of witch hazel in the spray bottle
      • Add two drops of the dawn liquid soap (you can literally choose any liquid soap you want but it should not be a harsh one)
      • Give the mixture a good shake in the bottle
      • Spray it on the microfiber cloth and rub the safety glasses with it

4.) Using both vinegar and alcohol for making anti-fog cleanser

This cleansing solution works best for making your safety glasses anti-fog. You can read more in detail about how to prevent safety glasses from fogging up.

Home-made anti-fog sprayItems needed:

      • Spray bottle
      • Distilled water
      • Alcohol 
      • Vinegar
      • Microfiber cloth

The process:

      • Pour half cup of distilled water, half cup of alcohol and half cup of vinegar into the spray bottle
      • Give the bottle a good swirl and then shake it well after closing the cap
      • Once the mixture is ready, you can spray it on the lens instead of the cloth, wait for 1 minute and then rub off the mixture using the microfiber cloth

5.) Using just Dawn Liquid Soap to Remove Grease

This process is helpful to remove grease from the lenses as well as the frames and can be used for thorough cleaning of the entire safety eyewear.

Dawn Liquid SoapItems needed:

      • Bowl
      • Water
      • Dawn liquid soap
      • Microfiber cloth

The process:

      • In a bowl of water, mix 5 to 7 drops of dawn liquid soap and mix it with a spoon
      • Dip the safety glasses in the bowl and use your finger tips to slowly rub the lenses in circular motions
      • Rinse it in clear water thoroughly
      • Take out the glasses from the clear water and pat dry using the microfiber cloth

It will help to remove crusted gunk from your safety glasses very easily.

6.) Using Sudsy Ammonia to make Anti-fog lens solution

Items needed:

      • Spray bottle
      • Distilled water
      • Dish soap
      • Rubbing alcohol
      • Sudsy ammonia

The process:

      • In the spray bottle mix 1 quart distilled water, ¼  teaspoon liquid dish soap, ½ cup rubbing alcohol and 2 tablespoons of sudsy ammonia
      • Shake the bottle well to mix all the liquids
      • Spray the mixture on the lenses whenever necessary and wipe off using a microfiber cloth

How to Clean the Microfiber Cloth?

Cleaning of the microfiber cloth everyday is very necessary or else it will get infected with germs and even damage the lenses if it continues to accumulate the dirt within itself.

I have a very simple hack for you to clean the microfiber cloth:

Items needed:

      • Dish soap
      • A bowl of warm water

The process:

      • Mix a few drops of the dish soap or any mild shampoo of your choice into the bowl of warm water
      • Give the microfiber cloth a good dash on a clean surface to take off the loose dirt from it
      • Then dip the microfiber cloth in the bowl and keep it for 5 to 10 minutes
      • Use your hands to rub the cloth to take off the dirt
      • Take it out from the soapy bowl and wash it under normal water to run off the soapy remains in the cloth
      • Dry it under the sun or under the fan

Pro tips:

      • Do not clean your lenses with a cloth that has lint in it
      • Do not use paper towel or tissue paper to clean the lenses as they can scratch your lenses
      • Do not use normal water in place of distilled water for any of the above mentioned processes
      • Carry on the cleaning process at least twice a week with solution number 5
      • Do not forget to wash the microfiber cloth after you return from work

It’s time to bid Adieu!

 I hope my DIY would be as helpful to you as they were to me.

Just carry it in your bag to your job site and spray on the safety glasses whenever necessary!

They are not only inexpensive, but effective too!

That’s all for today’s article!

Have a great day ahead!

Happy experimentation!

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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