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A couple weeks ago, I decided I needed some new glasses since I’d recently gotten a new prescription, but only bought contacts. After hearing awesome things about Warby Parker, I decided to give them a shot.

I went to their site, selected five pairs of glasses I wanted to try on and waited for my free home try-on package to arrive. Thankfully, I only had to wait a few days.

I’ve bought glasses online over the years, but never had the chance to try on my glasses before buying them. Half of the lenses I ordered looked awesome. The other half … Well, I just dealt with them.

After much deliberation (and obnoxious photos sent to my husband), I chose a pair. I sent back my package, which had a pre-printed return label, went online and ordered my glasses.

And that was it. Warby Parker contacted my doctor so I didn’t have to worry about sending them a copy of my prescription. Easy peasy.

And the best part? Warby Parker operates on the Buy One, Give One model (like Tom’s shoes). So whenever someone buys a pair of glasses, someone who needs glasses but can’t afford them gets a pair. Win.

My new glasses arrived super fast (I was used to waiting a few weeks) and I was stoked to know that I would love them, as I’d picked the pair that looked the best.

As I was thinking about how to keep them clean, I remembered the little bottles of cleaner I would get from my optometrist and decided it was time to make my own so I could keep these fancy new glasses nice and clean.

So I whipped up this recipe and have been quite happy with how it works:

DIY Cleaning Spray for Glasses

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • funnel
  • 1 oz. glass spray bottle (like these)

Place the funnel in the spray bottle opening. Add all ingredients. Cap and shake to combine.

To use

Spray each side of your lenses and clean thoroughly with a microfiber cloth that won’t scratch your glasses. Store in a dark place.

Have you ever ordered glasses online? How do you keep them clean?

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