How to Clean Binoculars

vintage binoculars and how to properly clean them

For hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, a pair of binoculars is an indispensable tool. Whether you’re tracking game, birdwatching, or simply taking in the beauty of the wilderness, clear and fog-free optics are essential. That’s where KleerVu comes into the picture. In this article, we will guide you through the best practices for cleaning binoculars, using KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner and a microfiber cloth, ensuring you never miss a moment of your outdoor adventures.

What is the Best Way to Clean Binoculars?

Cleaning your binoculars might seem like a straightforward task, but it’s crucial to do it right to maintain the quality of your optics. KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner is specially formulated to ensure your binoculars lens surfaces stay in top-notch condition.

looking through objective lenses that were cleaned with lens cloth, lens pen and microfibre cloth

Can I Use Alcohol to Clean Binoculars?

While some may suggest using alcohol for cleaning optical surfaces, it’s not the best choice for binoculars lens cleaning. Alcohol can be abrasive and may damage the delicate lens coatings on your lenses, even creating more microscopic scratches. KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner, on the other hand, is a gentle and effective solution that won’t harm your binoculars.

How Do You Remove the Haze from Binoculars?

person using binoculars that were cleaned with a soft brush and soft cloth and KleerVu's anti-fog lens cleaning fluid

Over time, binoculars can accumulate a haze on their lenses. This haze can obscure your view, making it frustrating to use them. KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner is designed to remove this haze effectively, leaving your binoculars crystal clear. Here’s how to do it:


  1. Gather Your Supplies: You will need KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner and a clean, high-quality microfiber cloth. Avoid using any cloth that could scratch the lenses.

  2. Dust Off the Lenses: Start by gently brushing off any loose dirt or dust and other particles from the binoculars’ lenses. A good lens brush can really come in handy. This helps prevent scratches during the cleaning process.

  3. Apply KleerVu’s Anti-Fog Cleaner: Spray a small amount of KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaning solution onto one lens. Avoid spraying directly onto the lenses; instead, spray the cleaner onto the cloth or a soft surface and then apply it to the lens.

  4. Wipe Gently: Using a microfiber cloth, gently wipe the lens in a circular motion. Ensure you cover the entire surface, paying extra attention to any hazy areas.

  5. Repeat on the Other Lens: Follow the same procedure for the second lens.

  6. Check for Residue: Examine the lenses for any remaining streaks or residue. If necessary, repeat the process until the lenses are spotless.

  7. Dry and Buff: Once both lenses are clean, use a dry part of the microfiber cloths, not paper towels, to buff the lenses, removing any remaining cleaner and ensuring a streak-free finish.

  8. Store Properly: Store your binoculars in a protective binocular case with the lens caps on when not in use to prevent dust and dirt buildup.

binocular lenses that need a proper cleaning on the optical surface

Why Are My Binoculars Cloudy?

Binoculars can become cloudy due to various reasons, including moisture, dirt, and age. The most common cause is moisture, which can create condensation on the lenses. KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner is specifically designed to prevent this issue, ensuring that your binoculars remain clear even in humid conditions.

person finding joy using binoculars with clean lens surface holding lens covers

Keeping your binoculars in top condition is essential for every outdoor enthusiast. Using KleerVu’s Anti-Fog cleaner and a microfiber cloth is a safe and effective way to ensure your binoculars provide crystal clear views on all your adventures. Say goodbye to hazy lenses and hello to the best optics for your outdoor pursuits. Happy hunting, birdwatching, and exploring!