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Paradoxically, the cheaper my glasses are, the better I take care of them. I've been doing this online glasses thing for almost two years now and my glasses are all in great shape. Why? I'd argue it's my almost religious use of the micro-fiber cloth to clean them.

Once I used my shirttail when my glasses got smudgy, and then I started ordering glasses online and a pile of variously branded microfiber cloths began to form. That pile's been depleted, spread far and wide in my travels.

I bought a huge one from Sam's Club (the only size they carry) and it sits on my desk folded up always at the ready. However, in the past few weeks as I've run around the town, I've been without and had to put up with the streaks and smears.

I ordered one of these Handy Micro-fiber Cleaning Cloths the other night and I couldn't be happier. It's small, clips on my keychain, stays out of the way and is great for the glasses and the camera lenses.

I highly recommend it.

I also got a free coupon code for some prints from Shutterfly (perfect for the oft-delayed annual kid's pictures for the grandparents).

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At August 2, 2008 at 2:22 PM Anonymous said...

Speaking of cleaning clothes, how do you clean a cleaning cloth? Throw it in with the laundry or replace it when it's no longer effective?

At August 2, 2008 at 2:39 PM Ira said...


Yes and yes.

At August 3, 2008 at 10:02 PM Daniel said...

That Nikon thing is awesome! I'm buying it now, thanks for sharing :D

At August 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM Paul said...

You can also clean the cleaning cloths by hand with a little dishwashing lotion and water.

At August 6, 2008 at 6:44 PM Anonymous said...

the best thing i have found to clean glasses is rolling papers (the kind for tobacco ;) ). they're cheap, easy to carry and available everywhere.


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