A monocular is similar to a binocular. Monoculars are basically small, lightweight, mini-telescopes. Many binocular owners these days prefer having a monocular as its functions are very similar to a binocular and these are easy to carry around because of their light weight. These gadgets are great for bird watching, hunting, sports viewing as well as viewing things in general when outdoors. Thus monoculars are important gadgets that you want to take good care of. Here are some easy to follow monocular cleaning tips.
There should be enough space to clean
Even though a monocular is not a large gadget you should have a clean place to begin with the cleaning. If the place you choose for cleaning is dirty and grime then there is always a chance of more dust entering inside. Before you begin cleaning, make sure you have some paper towels as well as soft cloth handy. Soft brushes and cleaning solutions are useful too.
Choose proper cleaning solutions
Do not make the mistake of using just water to clean dirt and grime. Using soaps and other cleaning agents could leave abrasions and even mean that some of that has entered inside the gadget. The best way to clean it is to use a non-solvent cleaning solution, one that is found at leading binocular stores. Use an extremely soft brush to clean around the corners and also to ensure that not even the slightest of marks are caused on the lens surface.
When to clean?
Cleaning a monocular should be at regular intervals say like once every two months and not once in six months. If you happen to use it fairly often then you should clean it after you are done using it and then place it in the case. If you have any difficulties cleaning certain parts of the gadget then it would be a good idea to take it to a binocular store and have them do the cleaning for you. Binocular stores do tend to have special cleaning solutions that would result in better cleaning.
What you should avoid doing?
The worst thing that you can do to your monocular is to leave it under sunlight. Even if you are trekking or camping do carry the case along with you so that as soon as you are done using it you can place the gadget inside the case immediately. Even when you are done cleaning the monocular keep it away from sunlight.
All things said, you need to ensure that you clean the monocular at regular intervals to ensure it serves you well and for a long time.