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Hand sanitizer, or anti-bacterial hand gels, are very popular and sold in most stores as a way of preventing the spread of germs. However, they are also effective at cleaning eyeglasses. The lenses on eyewear can easily get mucky, which makes your vision blur while wearing them. But cleaning them with sanitizer is a quick and easy way of making the glass sparkle again and restoring your vision.

Carefully remove your eyeglasses and put them on a solid surface like a table.

Apply one or two drops of sanitizer to each side of each lens.

Use a paper towel to wipe the lenses, taking care not to damage the glass.

Use a new paper towel to wipe off any extra residue, and you're done.

About the Author

Holly Thompson

Based just outside London, Holly Thompson has been writing news and features since 2008. She reported for the award-winning "Surrey Mirror" for two years during which she sourced stories for "The Sun." Thompson was the winner of the Sheffield Star prize for outstanding writing in 2008. She holds a first-class Bachelor of Arts in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield.