My wife and I were doing some cleaning this past weekend; both in anticipation of the holiday season (we needed a spot to put our Christmas tree) and to make the house presentable next weekend, when we get our daughter baptized and have company over.
While cleaning off a shelf in our living room, my wife came across a box of Zeiss Lens Cloths. This is a product we bought some time ago for our glasses but misplaced shortly after and never had a chance to use them.
My interest in this product was solely convenience. My glasses get pretty dirty throughout the day, especially with a daughter who likes to grab at them and leave fingerprints. And, even though I try to keep them clean, soap and water only does so much and isn’t always available. I bought this box with the original intention of keeping some in my car, at work, etc.
Of course, when we bought these, they were actually pretty cheap so I did have some doubts about whether or not they would really work. So, when she found them, I decided to try one out right away.
It had actually been some time since I cleaned my glasses (other than wiping them on my shirt on occasion) and they were getting pretty filthy by the time I used these. Normally, if I use soap and water, I can get them cleaner. But, because I have had the glasses for a few years (my prescription hasn’t changed in more than a decade and I can’t see spending the money), there is still usually a thin layer of film on the lenses. When I used one of the cloths, I was hoping for at least that much in terms of results.
What I wasn’t expecting was for these lens cloths to work so much better than that. I hardly had to do any wiping and the cloth took every bit of dirt off my glasses; down to the point I could actually see a few scratches I didn’t know about before (I guess it’s time to replace them after all). And, unlike many similar products we have tried in the past, the cloths didn’t leave streaks.
Even more important was the fact the cloth was still moist enough for me to clean my oldest daughter’s glasses too. I love products that increase their value by giving me more than one use.
I’m glad my wife was able to find these while we were cleaning because now I know it is a product that I will definitely buy again.