For millions of people worldwide, glasses are an essential part of their everyday life. Whether you use prescription glasses to see clearly or reading glasses to enjoy your favourite book, taking care of your glasses is crucial to ensuring their longevity and protecting your eye health.
By following these nine easy tips, you can keep your glasses in pristine condition and avoid any potential damages that may impact their performance.
Clean Your Glasses Daily
The first step to taking care of your glasses is cleaning them regularly. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away any dust or debris from your glasses. Avoid using paper towels or tissues, as they can scratch your lenses. Instead, use a microfiber cleaning cloth that is specifically designed for cleaning eyeglasses. These cloths are gentle and effective in removing any dirt or smudges from your glasses.
Use Lens Cleaner
Cleaning your lenses regularly with a gentle lens cleaner can help remove any smudges or fingerprints that may be obstructing your vision. Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as ammonia or bleach, as they can damage your lenses. Instead, use a lens cleaner that is specifically designed for eyeglasses. Spray a small amount of the cleaner on your lenses and then gently wipe them with a clean, soft cloth.
Store Your Glasses Properly
When you’re not wearing your glasses, it’s important to store them properly to protect them from any potential damages. Keep your glasses in a protective case that is specifically designed for your glasses. This will help prevent scratches, bending, or other damage that may impact their performance. Avoid storing your glasses in places that are too hot, too cold, or too humid, as this may cause them to warp or crack.
Avoid Placing Your Glasses Face Down
When you put your glasses on a surface, always place them with the lenses facing upward to avoid scratches. Avoid placing your glasses face down on any surface, as this can lead to scratches and damages that may impact your vision.
Remove Your Glasses Properly
When it’s time to take off your glasses, use both hands to remove them, instead of using one hand. This will help prevent any bending or warping of the frames that may impact their performance. Additionally, avoid taking your glasses off by pulling them off your face from one side to the other. This may cause uneven tension on the frames, which can lead to damage.
Avoid Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Heat can cause your lenses to warp, so avoid leaving your glasses in your car on a hot day or near sources of heat, such as stoves or radiators. Saunas or Steam rooms are also to be avoided while wearing your glasses (especially if they are rimless frames). Similarly, extreme cold temperatures can also cause your glasses to warp, so avoid leaving them outside in freezing temperatures. Exposure to extreme temperatures can lead to damage that may impact the performance of your glasses.
Check the Fit of Your Glasses Regularly
Regularly check the fit of your glasses to ensure that they are comfortable and that they are not causing any discomfort. If your glasses are too tight or too loose, this can cause discomfort and may even impact your vision. If you experience any discomfort or if your glasses are not fitting properly, visit your optician to have them adjusted.
Be Careful When Handling Your Glasses
When handling your glasses, be careful to avoid any sudden impacts or movements that may lead to damage. Avoid placing your glasses on the edge of any surface, as they may fall off and become damaged. Additionally, avoid using any chemicals or sprays (hair sprays especially) near your glasses, as this may damage the lenses or the frames.
Get Regular Eye Exams
Getting regular eye exams is crucial to maintaining the health of your eyes and ensuring that your glasses are working properly. Your prescription may change over time, so it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly to ensure your eye health and quality of your vision are always at their best.
Taking care of your glasses
Taking care of your glasses is crucial to ensuring their longevity and protecting your visual health. By following these easy glasses care tips, you can keep your glasses in pristine condition and avoid any potential damage that may impact their performance. Remember to clean your glasses daily, use lens cleaner, store them properly, avoid placing them face down, and remove them properly. Additionally, be careful when handling your glasses, avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, and get regular eye exams.
At Gormley Opticians, we are committed to providing our customers with the best eye care services, from eye exams to fitting and adjusting glasses. If you are in need of new glasses, our expert opticians can help you find your perfect pair.
If your glasses are damaged, we also offer repair services to ensure they are back in excellent condition.
Remember, taking care of your glasses is an essential part of maintaining your visual health, and at Gormley Opticians, we’re here to help.