Whether you’ve chosen cool frames or aviator sunglasses, taking proper care of your eyewear is essential for maintaining their longevity and ensuring they continue to enhance your vision. Prescription lenses and glasses require delicate handling and regular cleaning to steer clear of scratches, breakages, and to keep them in optimal condition. Let’s explore some effective measures you can take to look after your glasses.
Cleaning Your Glasses
Just like your favorite sunglasses or classic reading glasses, all eyewear gathers dust, oil, and grime during use. Cleaning them properly is imperative to provide a clear field of vision and prevent lens damage. Here’s how to do it:
1. Use a Lens Cleaning Solution: Avoid household chemicals or products as they may damage the lens coating. Opt for a commercially available lens cleaning solution.
2. Employ Soft Materials: Use a microfiber cloth to clean the lenses. Unlike paper towels or napkins, these won’t scratch the lenses.
3. Dry Completely: Make sure when drying the glasses to wipe both sides of the lenses in one direction. For example you want to wipe from left to right not back and forth or in circular motions. This will prevent and surface scratches caused by rubbing in any dust, dirt, or grime.
Storing Your Eyeglasses Correctly
Proper storage is a crucial part of care. Here are some storage tips to help protect your glasses:
1. Use a Protective Case: Always store glasses in a hard case to safeguard them from scratches and accidental breakage.
2. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Prevent exposure to very hot or cold temperatures. Extreme conditions can deform the frame and damage the lenses.
3. Right Positioning: Place your glasses with the lenses facing upwards when not in a case to avoid scratching the lens surface.
Proactive Measures for Prolonging the Life of Your Glasses
Proactive care can enhance the lifespan of your glasses. Let’s look at some practical tips:
1. Regular Adjustments: Over time, your glasses may become misaligned. Regular adjustments can ensure a proper fit and prevent them from slipping off and getting damaged. Follow our step by step guide here.
2. Handle with Care: Always use both hands when putting on or taking off your glasses to keep the pressure equal on both sides of the frames.
3. Avoid Rough Surfaces: Try not to place your glasses on rough surfaces to prevent scratches.
4. Opt for Impact Resistant Lenses: Preventative measures start before you even make your initial purchase. Choose impact resistant lenses, like Trivex, to ensure the upmost durability and protection from cracks, chips, and scratches.
Incorporating these simple, yet effective practices can help maintain your glasses in top-notch condition, ensuring they serve you effectively and for a more extended period.
About the Author: Dr. Steven Lee
Dr. Steven Lee is a visionary leader in the eye care and telemedicine sectors and has built a remarkable career by combining his formal training in eye care, engineering expertise, and a passion for innovation. Dr. Lee serves as Zenni’s the Head of Optical Product.