Keeping Your Glasses Clean at Cars & Coffee

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Lots of photographers, including myself, wear glasses. I’ve been wearing mine since the 9th grade, when all of a sudden I couldn’t read the blackboard anymore. I usually do all my photography without glasses using the camera’s built-in diopters to correct the DSLR’s viewfinder or the EVF in my mirrorless camera. When I’m shooting outdoors, I typically wear non prescription sunglasses which I end up having perched on my forehead, which brings me to…

But if there’s one thing that all we glasses wearers, especially with my sunglasses, have in common it’s dirty glasses. Oh, there are all kinds of expensive wipes and fluids that they’re happy to sell you at the place where your glasses are made but I’d like to introduce you to something different.

Peeps are made by the same people who make LensPens, a lens cleaning tool that’s something I consider to be an indispensable photo accessory and why I’ve been using them for almost twenty-five years.

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Cleaning eyeglasses with Peeps is a two-step process: First, clean the lens with the retractable goats-hair brush to remove loose dust or potentially abrasive particles, which is essential to protect the lens and any anti-reflective coatings. Second, slide the arms out from the holder and clean the lens with smooth circular motions. If smudges remain, breathe gently on the surface and repeat. Each time the arms slide back into the holder, the carbon on the cleaning tips is replenished and cleaning tips can be recharged up to 500 times. Peeps sell for less than $15 and come in different colors for the fashion conscious.

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LensPen has kindly donated several Peeps* that will be used as prizes at upcoming Cars and Coffees, including tomorrow’s event at the Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado at 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway. The event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00. Hope to see you there. If you wear glasses, just say “H”i and ask me for a set of Peeps and you’ll be a winner.

*while supplies last.


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