About Us

Hi! We are Ukotini Direct. You are probably used to seeing us at exhibitions, trade shows or county shows across the country. During these unprecedented times keeping our glasses and personal items clean is of paramount importance.

 

Ukotini is developed from Premium lens Cleaners from around the world. It contains no alcohol, no silicon or salt which are usually found in similar cleaners and wipes - these can damage lenses or frames over time.

 

Ukotini cleans glasses (lenses), mirrors and phones, but also cleans:

-Tablets -TV Screens -Monitors -Laptops -Gun Scopes -Binoculars -Motorcycle Visors -Camera Lenses -Chrome

 

Ukotini removes:

-Dead Skin -Makeup -Hairspray

-Sweat -Grease -Dust

-Streaks & Smears

 

It also cleans jewellery; gold, silver, platinum, diamonds and much more, bringing them up sparkling clean.

Not only does Ukotini contain anti-bacterial to fight against Corona Virus, it also boasts anti- static and anti glare properties. It also dramatically reduces fogging up, so when you move through or fromambient temperatures, you will only have a small percentage of the condensation that you would normally experience.

 

Once you’ve cleaned your glasses two to three times you’ll never get them as clean, so after that it’s just about maintaining a cleanliness routine. We suggest that you usually clean them every 2-3 days depending on what environment you work in, but during the Corona Virus period we recommend once to twice daily. Whilst some would argue that this is highly frequent for a cleaning routine, a small study in 2018 ‘confirmed that dangerous bacteria can grow on your eyeglasses, including the bacteria that cause staph infections. A staph infection is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, which are predominantly found on the skin or in the nasal cavity. In most cases, these bacteria enter the body through common areas such as cuts, but can also enter through other sensitive areas, such as the eyes. A German study found that those who were carriers of the staphylococci ‘carried the same strains on their eyeglasses (67%) and on their hands (62%)’ as well as in their nasal cavity. This type of bacteria can cause skin infections on various parts of the body, including a swelling of the eyelids, but it can also cause ‘more serious infections, like food poisoning, blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. A regular glasses cleaning routine would reduce the risk of a staph infection and would keep your glasses in tip-top condition.

 

In a study conducted in 2015, using medical students as the test subject, it was recorded that of the 26 students observed, they touched their faces 23 times per hour. Of these touches, ‘36% involved the mouth, 31% involved the nose, 27% involved the eyes and 6% were a combination of all of the above. Whilst these statistics might seem quite low on the surface, when we consider the incubation time of Corona Virus, that number suddenly becomes quite concerning. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘studies suggest that coronaviruses may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days’ and to ‘avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. With this in mind, it is more important than ever that we become alert to these instinctual face touches more than ever, especially with how often we touch our face and glasses without realising!

The reason that we visit the optician is because we want to make sure we have optimal eye health or because we aren’t happy with the visibility of our current glasses. On average, it is recommended by optometrists that we should update our glasses – and also have an eye test to make sure our prescriptions haven’t changed – between 1 and 3 years, and a test once every 2 years, depending on any eyesight deterioration. In the UK, from opticians and glasses retailers, frames can cost anywhere from as little as £19 for basic frames, ascending upwards to £129 and beyond for designer frames such as Tommy Hilfiger, HUGO, Timberland and Ray-Ban. When we are investing hard-earned money into something so important as our eyesight, taking care of our frames in turn helps us keep hold of our cash for longer. With visibility being the sole reason we buy our glasses, and fashion usually falling closely behind, it is important that we are both protecting our investment, as well as our sight.