10 May Top Tips to Maintain Your Glasses
Here are some great tips on how to take proper care of your glasses that will help make them last:
Always rinse your glasses off with water before wiping or cleaning them. Even tiny particles of dust or dirt can settle on your lens, and if you wipe those around on a dry lens, it can be abrasive.
If you’re going to use a chemical, use sprays or cleansers that are specifically made to clean eyeglass lenses. Never use household cleaners like Windex, because these chemicals will actually tear off the any coating that is on the lens.
If you can, allow your glasses to air dry. This is another great way to keep any materials from getting on to your lens. If you can’t set them down to air dry, wipe them down with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.
Use the Right Cloth
Never use paper towels, tissue, or napkins to dry your lenses. All of these materials, regardless of how soft they are on your skin, have a textured surface and can easily scratch your lenses.
Hold your frames by gripping the piece that crosses the bridge of the nose. This will keep you from accidentally bending the frame while you clean. Bent glasses can negatively affect the way you see out of your glasses.
Store your glasses when you’re not wearing them. This isn’t just a great way to keep dust and dirt away from your glasses, but it also protects your specs from getting scratched, bent or broken.
Avoid placing your glasses or sunglasses without a case in your purse or pocket.
Don’t leave your sunglasses on the dashboard of your car. The heat inside a car on sunny days can damage lens coating.
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