How to Keep Your Microscope Clean
Maintain the image quality and cleanliness of your microscope
Clean optics are essential for successful microscopy and perfect images. The choice of cleaning methods depends on the nature of the optical surface concerned and the type of dirt to be removed.
Additionally, microscope systems are commonly shared by several users. Therefore, they bear the risk of being contaminated with microorganisms. Also microorganisms themselves can serve as specimens which are observed with the microscope system.
Here you will find a brief overview with recommendations on how to use, clean, and transport your ZEISS microscope so that you can benefit from the outstanding image quality and performance for a long time*.
Binocular Viewing Tubes
The openings of the binocular viewing tubes must always be closed. Unless the eyepieces are in, use dust stoppers.
After cleaning the objective lens with solvent, the objective should only be mounted in the objective capsule after a few minutes to allow solvent residues to evaporate completely.
Microscopes can be transported in styrofoam or a dedicated transport case if available.
Use dust cover when your microscope is turned off and not in use. Please make sure that HAL lamp housing is no longer hot before you put the cover on.
For long-term storage, microscopes should be kept with a dust cover, if possible in a cabinet. Microscopes should not be kept in styrofoam boxes for a long time.
Never locate the microscope in a place where it could be affected by corrosive acidic or alkaline vapors.