How To Clean Vortex Binoculars – Ultimate Guide

Vortex binoculars are some of the most popular and best American made binoculars on the market. But while they look small and sleek, they come with a variety of intricate parts — all of which must be regularly protected to keep them in tip-top shape.

Here at Vortex, we want you to get the most out of your Vortex optics. To do so, it’s important to keep your binoculars clean. Not only will that help prolong the life of your binoculars, but you’ll also get more enjoyment out of using your Vortex optics by getting sharper, brighter views. There are a few steps to this process.

How To Clean Vortex Binoculars

Tools you need for clean binoculars:-

  • Lens pen
  • Cleaning cotton cloth
  • Lens cleaning solution, or kit

Read the User’s Manual

Don’t just turn on your Vortex optics and start fiddling around with them. There’s a good chance that you’ll void your warranty if you do, and it could result in a damaged product. So, take a few minutes to read through the user manual. You’ll find everything you need to know about your Vortex optics — from how to care for them, to how they work.

Remove Dust

After reading the user manual, you’ll know that your binoculars should be kept free from any dust. A simple way to do this is with a soft cloth. Remove any dust with a light touch — don’t scrub — and always use light pressure when cleaning your binoculars so you don’t scratch their lenses or exterior. You can still watch their official video on how to clean vortex binoculars:

Apply Cleaning Solution or kit

Once you’ve removed any outside dust, take a look at the cleaning solution or kit that came with your optics. If there isn’t an included bottle of lens cleaner, you can use tap water to clean your binoculars.

For those who don’t have a cleaning kit, you can use any number of cleaners for eyeglasses and other optical devices. We recommend using a lens washing solution as it will make your Vortex optics as easy as possible to clean. Learn also how to clean the inside lens of binoculars.

Vortex Optics Fog-Free Lens Cleaning Field Kit

Use Microfiber Cloth

To clean the interior of your binoculars, it’s best to use a soft cotton cloth or lens cleaning swabs. The long skinny swab makes cleaning the inside of your binoculars easier because you are able to see all the nooks and crannies. If you don’t have lens cleaning swabs, any soft piece of clean cloth will do.

Remove Any Particle Film

The last step in your cleaning process is to remove any particle film. This will help protect the optics from particles and other dust while you have the optics open up. This step is a little bit tougher than the rest because you have to work it a little bit at a time.

So, let’s get started.

To start, take a look at the front lens of your Vortex optics. Make sure that all the edges are clean and free of dust or debris. You should also check that the exterior of your optics is free from any dirt or other particles. If there is any dirt on your lens, it will cause you and your eyes to suffer from eye strain and dry eye syndrome.

Once you’ve checked these two areas, it’s a good idea to use a soft cloth to gently wipe around the outside of your optics. A cotton swab or lens cleaning swabs can also be used for this step.

Next, take a look at the interior of your optics. The most likely place for debris to collect is on the internal lens covers. A lens pen or brush can be used to clean these areas.

Lean cleaning pen and microfiber cloth

If you see any dust particles on the inside of your binoculars, use the soft cloth to gently wipe them away. Then, take a dry cloth and begin wiping the rest of the internal lenses.

Always check that all parts of your Vortex optics are clean before closing them up. You don’t want dirt getting into your optics during storage, which could cause problems down the road.

Close and Store

Now that your Vortex optics are clean, you can put them away and enjoy using them for years to come. It’s important to properly close your binoculars — and we recommend holding onto any of the pieces that come with your Vortex optics — but if you need help closing them, there is a video tutorial above on how to do so.

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