Do Reusable 3D Glasses Need A Clean Up?

3D movie glasses make you feel like you can reach out and touch the action, but you may be making contact of a different kind when you wear them — with the germs of those who wore or handled the glasses before you.

Though most cinemas say the glasses are cleaned in between uses, Good Housekeeping tested glasses at seven theaters in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area and found that not one of them was sterile. So this was in the United States. Do you believe cinemas in your country clean them for the next use? I doubt it. And I heavily bet that they barely do get cleaned and if so, no cleaning materials are used to ensure that the 3d glasses are bacteria free.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested seven pairs of movie theater 3D glasses, both wrapped in plastic and unwrapped, and found a number of germs, including those causing conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, sepsis and pneumonia.

Perish the thought. One was even contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of staph infections. Ick! Now … if ever you want to try watching a movie using 3d glasses, doing it often can be a bad risk. Healthwise, I think you should consider and give it some thought. Eyesight is very important.

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