Keep Your Glasses Looking Like New
You just bought a new pair of glasses. The last thing you want to see are dirty or scratched up lenses!
If you take good care of your glasses, they can last you several years. Here are some tips on how to keep your investment looking and feeling like new.
Don’t Wipe Your Lenses When They’re Dry
On the surface of the lenses there can be tiny dust particles or debris. If you try to wipe them without any moisture involved, the dust and debris can cause scratches. We highly recommend the use of a cleaning solution that is safe for any coatings, i.e. anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, transitions, etc. It will always explicitly say it on the back of the bottle if it is safe.
One of the most common mistakes people make is wiping their glasses with their shirt. Avoid this habit as your shirt is likely filled with dust that can easily do damage to your lenses! A microfiber cloth is the best option to wipe your lenses with. If it begins to get dirty, simply throw it in the washing machine and lay it flat to dry. Comes out just like new!
Keep Your Glasses In Their Case
When you aren’t using your glasses, make sure to put them back in a properly sized hard-shell case. Don’t throw them in your purse, pocket or bag unprotected. Be careful about leaving them on the counter top or vanity as well. Hairspray, cosmetics, and perfume can damage any anti-reflective coating your lenses may have.
Handle Glasses With Care
A common issue we see is frames becoming misaligned. This often happens due to glasses being put on or taken off roughly or with one hand. Remember to use two hands when handling your glasses to help keep them straight and aligned as long as possible.
Little Changes Go A Long Way!
Try implementing these good habits and your glasses will last much longer! Remember, if you do need to replace your lenses or have your frames readjusted for a better fit, reach out to our office and we’ll be happy to help.