Having spent the time and effort to choose a perfect pair of bird watching binoculars, you will want to do your utmost to make sure that they stay in tip top condition. Obviously this includes basic care such as always using the strap to wear them around your neck, to prevent damage should you drop them by accident, but also you should carry out regular cleaning and use other protective equipment.
Binoculars have special optics lenses which need to be cleaned regularly and with care. Cleaning them the wrong way can damage them by causing scratches which will then reduce the clarity of vision when you use them. You should clean the lenses using a very soft brush or even compressed air to remove any particles such as dirt or dust. Then use a lens tissue or cloth wet with special cleaning solution and wipe over the lenses gently. Use a dry part of the same cloth to dry them and then check for any smudges or smears.
When you buy your binoculars from us here at Sherwoods, they will come with a case and neck strap. Always use this case to store your binoculars when they are not in use, as it will prevent them from getting exposed to dirt and dust unnecessarily and avoid them getting scratched. We also sell various binocular accessories, including different types and lengths of straps and also the Lens Pen, which is ideal for cleaning your binocular lenses and is compact enough to carry around with you.