How To Clean Vortex Binoculars - Our Step By Step Guide

Written by 

Steven 

Updated on: 

October 10, 2021

Our Guide To Cleaning & Maintaining Your Vortex Binoculars

Vortex is well-known for creating their outdoor adventure gear on the market since the 1980s, and when it comes to binoculars, they are one of the leading high-end brands in the market. 

Since Vortex binos do not come cheap, you must keep them in good condition, which means the binocular lenses have to stay clean as well as the binocular body from loose dust and loose dirt.

In our small guide we will cover why it is important to clean your Vortex binoculars and how often you should be doing, a step by step guide of how to clean them properly and some tips for maintaining them too.

Why You Should Clean Your Binoculars & How Often

Binoculars throughout their time when you use them will become exposed to all kinds of elements such as dust and pollen, and to prevent damage to the lens, you have to clean them regularly as part of binocular maintenance. 

Although it is important to regularly clean your binoculars when they start to look dirty, you should never clean them in excess as this can end up damaging the lens coatings.

Our Step By Step Guide To Cleaning Vortex Binoculars

Cleaning your Vortex binoculars is simple but you do have to make sure you are cleaning them properly to prevent any damage to their lens. 

We will list our step by steps to cleaning your Vortex binos below. 

Cleaning The Lens 

To clean the lens of your binoculars you need to make sure you have a micro fibrous cloth, pen brush, lens cleaners solution and some compressed air to get rid of dust particles. 

Never use paper towels or any facial tissue to clean binocular lenses as they can leave fibres and damage the lens. 

  • Step one - Before using your damp lens cloth you need to make sure you get any ingredient of dust out of the lens to prevent scratches. Hold your binos upside down and use your pen brush around the lens to loosen any debris then finish with the can of compressed air. 
  • Step two - Use a cotton swab with some of your lens cleaning solutions and move it over the lens coatings, never pour your solution straight onto the Vortex lenses.
  • Step three - Now use your microfiber lens cloth to wipe away the solution in circular motions and take off any more smudges.

Cleaning The Body 

Cleaning the outside of your binoculars is simple, all you need is a damp soft cloth to wipe down the exterior and use any cotton buds to get into the crevasse and remove dirt. 

Tips For Maintaining Your Vortex Binoculars 

To keep your Vortex high-quality binoculars in the best condition not only do you need to be cleaning them for a brilliant image but you should be maintaining them too. 

We've listed the best tips for maintaining your Vortex binoculars below.

  • Never touch the lenses - Avoid touching the lenses of your Vortex binos with your hands, fingerprints can produce a cloudy image on your lens.
  • Check the manual - If you want to take your Vortex binos apart for cleaning, always check the manual before unscrewing any important parts, not only could this potentially void the warranty but it could also damage the binos!
  • Use a lens cap - Always use the provided lens caps on your Vortex binoculars, this is super important to prevent them from becoming scratched.
  • Store them in their case - When you are not using your binoculars you should ensure you are storing them in a case to prevent them from dust and knocks.
  • Never over clean - As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, overcleaning your binoculars will ruin coated lenses causing them to wear off faster, only clean your binos when you need to.
  • Use the right cleaning products - A damp cloth with a cleaning solution is all you need for cleaning your vortex binos, never use paper products or detergent on lenses for cleaning as you can damage the ultra-thin coatings.
  • Make sure they are protected - Most Vortex binoculars are pretty rugged and waterproof as well as fog proof, but you should still take care when exposing them to harsh weather conditions and moisture, never take binoculars out on the field unless they are weather armoured. 

Final Words 

Overall, Vortex binoculars are easy to clean and maintain, just make sure you are using the right kind of cleaning equipment and you always use compressed air to get rid of any dust particles first. When you are not using your Vortex binos you should make an effort to keep them protected with a lens cap and storage case. 

Always clean them when needed and avoid excessively cleaning the coated lenses to increase their performance. 

 

Born and raised in the south coast of UK, a small town close to Cornwall, I have adventure in my blood. Ever since a young age, I have always been into the great outdoors and particularly love watching the natural wildlife. Birdwatching is what I enjoy the most, and thus my natural interest in binoculars began. I founded and run Best-Binoculars.UK a site where I talk about various aspects of and review binoculars. Hope you enjoy my ramblings :)

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Steven
Born and raised in the south coast of UK, a small town close to Cornwall, I have adventure in my blood. Ever since a young age, I have always been into the great outdoors and particularly love watching the natural wildlife. Birdwatching is what I enjoy the most, and thus my natural interest in binoculars began. I founded and run Best-Binoculars.UK a site where I talk about various aspects of and review binoculars. Hope you enjoy my ramblings :)

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