Your eyeglasses help you safely and effectively see. However, if you don’t take care of them properly, they could break or become unusable. To get the most out of your glasses, here are a few maintenance tips.
How to Maintain Your Glasses
1. Clean Them Regularly
Many people use tissues, toilet paper, or their shirttail to clean their glasses. However, these items can be rough on the lenses, leading to scratches, smears, or lint buildups. Instead, use a lens cloth. They are typically made from a microfiber material that doesn’t attract dust or lint, making them gentle on lenses. For smudges or stubborn spots, use water with a drop of mild dishwashing liquid; rub the lenses gently with clean fingertips and then rinse thoroughly. You could also use a lens-cleaning solution or wipes.
2. Store Them in Their Case
Leaving your glasses lying around increases the chances they will get damaged. Also, the dirt and dust in the air or on surrounding surfaces could scratch the lenses. If you aren’t wearing them, store them in an eyeglass case. This will also keep them out of the sun. In extreme heat, plastic lenses can melt or become misshapen. In general, store them in a cool, dry storage spot.
3. Be Careful Around Chemicals
Harsh chemicals can damage glasses, so be mindful when you use household cleaners; health and beauty products like makeup and sunscreen; and laundry products such as detergent and dryer sheets. These items can interact with the coating on your glasses and cause issues like permanent scratches, erosion of the coating’s protective properties, and worn-away patterns on the frames. When doing household tasks, make sure your eyeglasses are securely in place. If you wear makeup or other skincare products, clean your glasses daily with lens wipes or dishwashing liquid and water.
When you need help maintaining your eyeglasses, contact Clear Vision Center. For more than a decade, they have been providing vision care services to Brooklyn, NY, residents. In addition to prescription glasses, they offer eye exams, vision tests, and contact lenses. Schedule an appointment with an eyeglasses specialist by calling (718) 771-0078. Visit their website to learn more about their services.