I know I have all sorts of special features on my lenses. Anti-scratch, anti-glare, anti-social, whatever. But I didn’t see this coming through my spare pair! The lenses are permanently cloudy.

My guess is the water temperature is the culprit. This deduction is based upon another of my cleaning tips. Years ago, I was at an outdoor festival, celebrating blueberries in ninety degree weather, when my sunglasses felt all sweaty. I was very creative when I gently rubbed an ice cube over the lenses and then proceeded to wipe them with a soft cloth. I ruined them, too. Maybe extremes in temperature?

I’ve worn glasses for fifty years. Is this common knowledge? Or am I the “s” word? You know, selfless—sharing this unusual story with others to help them avoid my terrible fate.

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