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Make Sure To Maintain Your Glasses

While wearing glasses instead of contacts may shave a few minutes off your morning routine, it’s important to remember they’re not completely maintenance-free.

If you’re hoping to prolong the life of your favorite eyewear, there are a couple of simple steps you can take to make sure they look and feel their best.

Keep Your Glasses Clean

Cleaning your glasses daily is the best way to keep them feeling fresh and new. Not only will this prevent your frames from wearing down over time, but keeping your lenses clear allows you to benefit from the full power of your prescription. To clean your lenses, you should…

  1. Wash and dry your hands. Clean your hands of any dirt, debris, or anything else that may transfer to your lenses while you clean them.
  2. Spray the front and back of your lenses with a lens cleaning spray. Do not use glass cleaner, as the chemicals can deteriorate coatings and tints on the lenses.
  3. Gently rub both sides of the lenses with your fingertips. This removes any dust and debris that may potentially scratch your lenses.
  4. Wipe off excess cleaning spray with a microfiber lens cloth. Do not use a facial tissue or paper towel, as they will scratch the lenses and permanently damage them.

Be sure to avoid using the hem of your clothing to clean your glasses, as the material is far too abrasive and can leave microscopic scratches on your lenses.

Handle With Care

Although eyeglasses are made from durable materials, they are still at risk of damage if not handled carefully. Habits such as wearing your glasses on top of your head or removing them with one hand can misalign your frames. Everyone loves a dramatic glasses removal, but it isn’t doing your frames any favors.

When you’re not wearing your glasses, be sure to store them in a case to avoid scratches or other damage. Never put them in a bag or purse without proper protection.

We’ll Help Keep An Eye On Your Frames

Your glasses may bend out of shape over time due to normal use, but don’t worry! To keep your frames fitting like new, simply bring them to us to have them adjusted at your earliest convenience. And if you’d like to try something new, we’d love to help you choose frames that fit your unique style.

We’re ready to help you look and feel your best.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.