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    Thumbs up Home made Eyeglasses cleaning Solution recipes

    Hello,

    I am looking for info and formulas of Cleaning solution recipes

    I want to have a good customer care in my small shop and i think we all do
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    Let's talk about Home made Eyeglasses cleaning solutions.

    I googled and i found a few recipes and i think we should talk more about it

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    Note:I am not advertising for anything i just want to talk about the best recipes to make up good cleaning solution in my place (
    Small shop).

    Let's have more info and more formulas.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOptician View Post

    I am looking for info and formulas of Cleaning solution recipes

    I want to have a good customer care in my small shop and i think we all do
    .

    Let's talk about Home made Eyeglasses cleaning solutions.

    I googled and i found a few recipes and i think we should talk more about it

    Note: I am not advertising for anything i just want to talk about the best recipes to make up good cleaning solution in my place (Small shop
    ).

    Let's have more info and more formulas.


    You are one of those opticians that would scream murder if one of your customers would ask you to give him/her the Rx and all the measurements so they can order on line at a fraction of the price you charge.

    You are asking for the best recipes to make up a good cleaning solution, and they are all like you, they are opticians and not chemical specialists and would use some type of alcohol and soap to find a solution that costs nearly nothing.

    After 2 days of waiting you did not even get one answer.

    Anybody that has a good working solution would not share the information on a public forum to be seen om a world wide basis within seconds.

    The person with such a solution would be specialised in the use of surfactants of which you could choose one or more, as needed, from around 12,000 different ones on the market.

    Then blend them up into a usable top ranking solution, and not some homemade mix, packaged in a little spray bottle back home in the kitchen.
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    You hit the nail on the head, CR

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    Yeah this is not something I would skimp on to save a few bucks. I would use the tested and proven cleaning solutions so that youre not putting your patients glasses coatings at jeopardy

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    90% or so alcohol... thats all I use.
    home remedy I heard on here one time was Joy dish soap and water...

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    You use 90% alcohol on lenses in acetate frames? Isn't that against the generally accepted rules of frame hygiene?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelarep View Post
    You use 90% alcohol on lenses in acetate frames? Isn't that against the generally accepted rules of frame hygiene?
    Um, yea. That's a terrible idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelarep View Post
    You use 90% alcohol on lenses in acetate frames? Isn't that against the generally accepted rules of frame hygiene?
    Good way to melt the frame.

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    been doing it 10 years...everyday.its alcohol, not acetone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    been doing it 10 years...everyday.its alcohol, not acetone.
    I've still seen these newer frames get the finish melted off and leave your fingerprints on them with alcohol. You haven't had any of this?

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    I've seen many, many frames adversely affected by alcohol. I clean lenses with alcohol frequently, but only after removing them from the frame.
    I'm Andrew Hamm and I approve this message.

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    The acetate that LUX uses is very sensitive to alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfiller View Post
    The acetate that LUX uses is very sensitive to alcohol.
    Prodesign also has product that can't take alcohol.

    Alcohol will also degrade AR coatings.

    http://www.crizalusa.com/lens-care.html
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    hmmm use it to clean mine 2 to 3 times a day on my prevencia and avance... teflon too... the pair I wear 90% of the time, i have prevencia and had the lens almost a year... they are perfect.

    We sell a ton of Lux here... there was one frame that didnt like it and it cracked in the bevel..

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    Blue Jumper we have established that alcohol, acetone and many other solvents are not the best...


    You are asking for the best recipes to make up a good cleaning solution, and they are all like you, they are opticians and not chemical specialists and would use some type of alcohol and soap to find a solution that costs nearly nothing.
    Now that we have established that alcohol, acetone and many other solvents are not the best solution for frames and neither lenses, nor your skin that absorbs it also, you should use a decent professionally made cleaner for this purpose.

    Many of our products go to a lot of destinations around the globe and some cost a lot to transport, so we went to find a way for some of them, to save weight by selling them in concentrates, to be diluted after arrival at their destination.

    A few years ago we started sell a Chinese optical corporation
    water based lens dye neutralizer concentrate, in one Liter bottles, which they diluted with 3 Liters of tap water (which makes 4 Liters or a Gallon), then heated and worked with it. Any evaporation is just replaced with fresh water until it stops working. Today they purchase it by the 100 Liters of concentrates at a time.

    The same goes for lens cleaners, we make one that contains no solvents whatsoever, is made with surfactants only and is
    made for perfect use on AR coated lenses as well as the most delicate plastics without damaging any of them, and all that with a superb cleaning action.

    See all of it: =======>
    http://optochemicals.com/lenscleaner.htm
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    Mine is 40% amonia 30% paint thinner and 30% pure grain alchool. Keeps people coming back for new lenses and sometimes frames. I recommend not using it in an enclosed area and wear safety glasses.

    Seriously though Wal-mart and a few other places sell bottles that they refill for free. That is a much better deal to me.

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    We use 95% isopropyl every day and yes, a few frames have gone toes up but not many. TR90 types, cheap plastics and some limited others we've learned to use it only on the lens surface when needed. Watch out for All-Off, also! That stuff is strong and will mess thing up!

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    Holy Mackerel - What's the matter with soap and water.

    All we want to do here is clean a pair of glasses not create life from a test tube. Besides, that's VSP and Essilors job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizikal View Post

    Mine is 40% amonia 30% paint thinner and 30% pure grain alchool. Keeps people coming back for new lenses and sometimes frames. I recommend not using it in an enclosed area and wear safety glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphinxsmith View Post

    We use 95% isopropyl every day and yes, a few frames have gone toes up but not many.

    Two post's that recommend what is not recommended any more these days.

    I wonder what is being charged to the consumer for doing this service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
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    Two post's that recommend what is not recommended any more these days.

    I wonder what is being charged to the consumer for doing this service.
    I posted that as a joke but I have an odd sense of humor that doesn't always translate to the interent. I am curious though when did people clean glasses with amonia, paint thinner or grain alchool?

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    Well we've been in business for 77+ years ... we're doing something right!
    FYI the cleaner we give to our patients and our First choice when cleaning eyewear is an alcohol free solution, fancy soap and water.
    We charge the consumer at a very competitive rate, excellent value.

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    Redhot Jumper Perfect answer ...........................

    Quote Originally Posted by Sphinxsmith View Post

    Well we've been in business for 77+ years ... we're doing something right!
    FYI the cleaner we give to our patients and our First choice when cleaning eyewear is an alcohol free solution, fancy soap and water.
    We charge the consumer at a very competitive rate, excellent value.

    Perfect answer. Are you giving the guy or girl, who mixes the concoction up, and fills it into bottles, a decent Christmas bonus ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphinxsmith View Post
    Well we've been in business for 77+ years ... we're doing something right!
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    Sears started in 1889, years in anything just an excuse to become complacent, as they are proving, so doing it the old way may not be the best way today. Like it or not, we all must evolve to current markets, offer the Best available products based on what we know, carry on to stay ahead of the curve.
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    Cleaner and clothes are my only form of advertisement. They are professionally printed and made. Most go to current clients, but a good percentage goes to walk ins. If you come in to even browse you will get a cloth at minimum. Every walk in is a potential new client. It's surprising how it pays for itself. We try not to miss the opportunity to let folks know why they may want to consider us for their future eye wear needs.

    I can't go to Atlantis and gamble with the Monte Carlo crowd saving 15 cents an once on cleaner. I can on new clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Cleaner and clothes are my only form of advertisement. They are professionally printed and made. Most go to current clients, but a good percentage goes to walk ins. If you come in to even browse you will get a cloth at minimum. Every walk in is a potential new client. It's surprising how it pays for itself. We try not to miss the opportunity to let folks know why they may want to consider us for their future eye wear needs.

    I can't go to Atlantis and gamble with the Monte Carlo crowd saving 15 cents an once on cleaner. I can on new clients.
    We give away our cleaning cloths as an advertisement. Anyone who wants one gets one and always with a new pair. Cheap advertising!

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