They are made by Carbon Klean, a company that has made effective cleaners for camera lenses for years. They come in a handy little case about 3.5 inches long, 1 inch wide, and about 3/4 of an inch thick, and they can be found in a variety of colors. The cost is around $20 each on Amazon.
On one end of the Peeps is a retractable brush and the other opens up to cleaning pads that can be used to clean both sides of the lenses at a time. The instructions are simple: Use the brush to clean away any loose debris and then apply the cleaning pads to the lenses to receive a crystal clear view. Peeps are made specifically to help with that film used on most prescription glasses these days that is harder to clean. That’s because the pads have been “impregnated with a carbon compound” to pick up oils and grime.
From the various reviews on Amazon, there are a few things to keep in mind. For really dirty glasses, you may still want to use a spray and cloth cleaning first to get the worst off and then follow it up with the Peeps to get that sparkling clarity. You can use them on any type of glasses including safety goggles and sunglasses, prescription eye wear or otherwise.
Some found it easier to just clean one side of the lens at a time. But in either case, using a small amount of pressure over the pad gets the best results. Even with the various quirks listed here, most people like Peeps well enough to have several handy around their home, office, or vehicle. For those looking for a great stocking stuffer or gift for loved ones who wear glasses, this might be just the ticket. They are about the size of a mid to large pocket knife, so they can easily fit in a pocket or purse.
Peeps eyeglass cleaners are a new way to clean your smudged glasses, whether it be glasses you wear every day, reading glasses, or sunglasses.Peeps is great because it won't damage any special coatings on your lenses, and the device doesn’t use any liquids or cloths to clean. For most people with normal, everyday use, this cleaner leaves your glasses free of any residue, including fingerprints, streaks, and smudges.
Yes, the technology used in Peeps is analogous to cleaning your windows with newspaper, but in a fancier device. The carbon technology effectively dissolves dirt and oil on your lenses, without doing any damage to the lenses themselves. With regular use, most people find that Peeps works very well to clean their lenses. If you find that your lenses are still streaky, simply make sure to clean them with simple soap and water a few times per week, and use Peeps in between those cleanings.
This is simple. There are many instructional videos online, but you simply hold the device at each end and pull apart. You’ll notice that one side is the recharging cap and the other side contains the tong-like device with carbon pads as well as the gentle brush used to swipe any debris from the lenses before cleaning. After using the device, simply return the tong portion to the cap for storage.
This is up for debate, but we believe that Peeps is one of the easiest eyeglass cleaners to use. It’s incredibly portable and it requires no extra cleaning solution, no wipes, and nothing other than the carbon-charged device. To use, simply pull apart the device to reveal the carbon-charged tongs. Use the gentle brush on the end to swipe away any debris before cleaning. Then, position the tongs around your lenses (front and back) and swipe the pads over your lenses. Once finished, return the device to its cap for recharging.
When used properly, Peeps will not scratch your lenses or harm the coating on your lenses. Ensure that your lenses are free of dust, dirt, and other debris before using the carbon pads. Do this by swiping the gentle brush over your lenses.
The great thing about Peeps is that they don’t have to be cleaned. Peeps is a carbon technology that recharges itself each time you insert the cleaning tongs back into their cap. No rinsing is usually required. However, if you feel that your Peeps are no longer cleaning your lenses properly, you can rinse the pads with a bit of water and let them air dry overnight before returning them to their case for recharging.
Truthfully, there is no way to get rid of scratches on your glasses for good, aside from having your lenses replaced. There are many “remedies” online for removing scratches, but these are no more than a temporary fix to the issue (if they’re a fix at all).
Absolutely! Napkins and tissues can leave scratches on the lenses of your glasses due to the small particle fibers in these products. To clean your glasses, you should use soap and water, a 100% cotton cloth, Peeps eyeglass cleaners, or another commercially available eyeglass cleaner.
Have you tried Peeps eyeglass cleaner? What did you think?
Dr. Travis Zigler
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