Prescription eyeglasses are an essential for many people, providing them with the ability to see clearly and perform their daily activities. However, without proper care and maintenance, eyeglasses can quickly become scratched or broken, causing discomfort and costly repairs/replacements. Discover some of our featured spring eyeglass care tips, and learn to take better care of your eyeglasses.
1. Clean Your Glasses Regularly
Dirt, dust, and oils from your skin can accumulate on your glasses, making it difficult to see clearly. To clean your glasses, use a soft microfiber cloth or a special lens-cleaning solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or vinegar, which can damage the lens or the frame and only worsen the condition. Gently rub the lens and frame with the cloth in a circular motion, making sure to clean both sides of the lens thoroughly. Do this daily or as needed to keep your glasses clean and free from smudges.
2. Store Your Glasses Properly
When you’re not wearing your eyeglasses or sunglasses, store them in a protective case to prevent them from getting scratched or bent. Make sure the case is clean and dry before placing your glasses inside it. Also be sure to avoid placing your glasses face down on hard surfaces, such as countertops or tables, as this can scratch the lens.
3. Handle Your Glasses with Care
When you’re handling your glasses, use both hands to avoid bending the frame or the temples. Avoid twisting or pulling the temples or the nose pad, as this can cause them to break. When you’re taking off your glasses, make an effort to hold them by the temples and gently lift them off your face. This may seem small, but over time it can help maintain the “newness” of your eyeglasses.
4. Avoid Extreme Temperatures
Extreme temperatures, such as hot or cold environments, can potentially damage your eyeglasses. Avoid leaving your glasses in a hot car or exposing them to direct sunlight for long periods, as this can bend and warp the frames. Similarly, avoid wearing your glasses in cold weather, as the temperature difference between your warm face and the cold air can cause the lens to fog up, making it hard to see clearly.
5. Get Your Glasses Adjusted
Over time, the fit of your glasses may change, causing discomfort or difficulty with seeing clearly. If you notice any discomfort or your vision seems blurry, visit Gordon Optical to find a better-fitting pair or to get a tune-up for your current set.
Overall, taking care of your eyeglasses is essential to ensure they stay in good condition and provide you with clear vision for years to come. By following these tips, you can keep your glasses clean, avoid damage, and prolong their lifespan. Remember to clean your glasses regularly, store them properly, handle them with care, avoid extreme temperatures, and get them adjusted as needed.
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