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Is rubbing alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl) strong enough to damage plastic lens of eyeglasses?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Generally not

the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible.
Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy.

In brief: Generally not

the plastic lenses of eyeglasses from reputable dealers will not be damaged by rubbing alcohol although some frames might be susceptible.
Lenses from ordinary retail sources might be made of cheaper plastic and be damaged. However it is always best to clean the lenses with a microfiber cloth and use dish soap if the soil is heavy.
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