How to Care of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

 

If eyes are the window to your soul, then your eyewear is the drapery, as it aids your eyesight and adds personality to your overall appearance. With the wide selection of eyeglasses in the Philippines, you’re bound to find a pair that will reflect your personal style.

To make your eyewear last, you should take proper care of them – regardless if you own eyeglasses, sunglasses, or both. Follow these tips to learn how you can maintain your eyewear’s excellent condition.

Eyeglasses

How do I keep my glasses clean?

Since they’re worn for the most part of your day, your eyeglasses quickly accumulate dirt and dust. Clean your glasses on a regular basis to make sure that you can see your surroundings clearly.

Wipe your lenses with a clean, microfiber cloth, which usually comes with your eyeglasses when you purchase them. Don’t forget to wash your glasses as well to clean dirt and grime in the frame.

How do I wash my glasses?

Wash your glasses with soap and water. Use a gentle hand soap or detergent to remove any dust or dirt. Use your fingertips to wash them and make sure not to rub too hard on your lenses.

Once you’re done, rinse them with lukewarm water and pat them dry with a paper towel or tissue. Wipe your lenses using a microfiber cloth to make sure they are pristine and clear again.

How often should I clean my glasses?

Clean your glasses on a daily basis to make sure you can see clearly. Wipe them using a microfiber cloth everyday to clean off the dirt on your lenses. Always take extra care, though, when it comes to cleaning your lenses so as not to scratch them.

How do I keep my glasses in shape?

Eyeglasses can get bent or misaligned when we are not mindful of where and how we place them. Glasses are designed to sit on top of your nose, and putting them on your head might misalign the frame and loosen up the fit.

Use both hands in putting and taking them off. After all, clear eyeglasses are no use if they don’t fit properly on your face.

Where do I put my glasses when I’m not wearing them?

When not in use, store your glasses in the case they came along with when you first purchased them. Follow the rule that they should be either “on your face or in the case.”

If you don’t have your glasses case with you, place them on top of a flat surface with the lenses facing upwards to avoid scratches and dirt.

Can I use old rag or paper towel in cleaning my glasses?

Use microfiber cloth only when cleaning your glasses. You may think an old rag or paper towel can do the job just as much, but the texture of these items might leave tiny scratches on your lenses that can build over time.

These scratches can create constant refractions and cause you eye-strain headaches when you wear them.

Should I use hot or cold water in cleaning my glasses?

Lukewarm is the perfect temperature for cleaning your glasses, as warm water washes dirt and grime easily. Do this when you wash your glasses and they’ll be as good as new again.

Is there such a thing as scratch-proof glasses?

Scratch-proof glasses do not exist. No matter the type of coating and technology used on your glasses, their lenses remain to be vulnerable to scratches.

How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

Lenses scratches can be removed by using non-abrasive toothpaste. Use a cotton or a soft cloth and rub the toothpaste gently on the scratched lenses. Rinse and wipe dry afterward.

Baking soda mixed with water may also be used by doing the same procedure. It’s a very stubborn scratch, just repeat the process. You’d be able to see clearly again in no time with your scratch-free lenses.

How do I keep them fitted?

You can have your glasses readjusted at least once or twice a year at the optical shop where you bought it. They can fix loose screws and check their fit. They can make your glasses feel like new again as if you just bought them yesterday.

How do I prevent the nose pieces from bending?

Your glasses’ nose pieces tend to bend based on the way you adjust your glasses on your face. Instead of pushing up your glasses by the nose bridge, push them up by placing your thumb at the bottom of the frame with your forefinger at the top.

SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses are timeless fashion pieces. They never go out of style, and with the wide variety that we have today, you’re guaranteed to find a pair or two that will reflect your personality.

Since they also serve as a great fashion investment, you want your sunglasses to last as long as they can.

Read on to find out the do’s and don’ts of taking care of your sunglasses.

How do I protect my lenses?

To protect your lenses, make sure that your sunglasses are stored away properly in a safe case. Keep them inside a protective case when not in use. You may choose between two kinds: hard cases and soft cases.

Hard cases have the ability to protect your glasses from anything – may it be dirt, water, falls, or damage from being squeezed on. Soft cases, on the other hand, offer limited protection to your sunglasses but are more practical to carry since they take up less space.

What are the things I should avoid?

Avoid cleaning your glasses with materials other than a non-abrasive microfiber cloth. You may think your shirt or handkerchief can already do the job, but they also contain synthetic fiber that can leave tiny scratches on your lenses. Even the soft materials like cotton might cause some damage to your lenses.

Usually, your sunglasses comes with a microfiber cloth and a protective case. When a microfiber cloth is not available at your disposal, though, use soap and water instead to clean your glasses. Wash your glasses with a gentle hand soap or detergent, rinse, and let it air-dry.

Don’t expose your sunglasses to excessive heat as well. Most sunglasses are made of plastic, metal, or a combination of both, and prolonged heat exposure can cause potential damage to your frames.

What do I do if my sunglasses feel loose?

Examine the frame of your glasses, as some screws might be loose. If this is the case, tighten it with a small screwdriver or bring it to the optical shop so they can fix it for you. Most optical shops do this for free.

When it comes to taking care of your eyewear, the key is to be gentle and to keep them clean. Never use anything other than a microfiber cloth when it comes to cleaning them and always make sure they’re stored properly to prevent scratches and loose screws.

With the right practices, you can prolong the life of your glasses.

 


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