How Can I Keep My Glasses In Good Shape? Making The Most Of Your Investment

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How Can I Keep My Glasses In Good Shape? Making The Most Of Your InvestmentHow Can I Keep My Glasses In Good Shape? Making The Most Of Your Investment

If you’ve recently invested in a new pair of glasses or sunglasses from Designer Optics, you may be wondering how you can make the most of your investment and protect your new frames. Let’s take a look at a few simple steps now.

  1. Clean Your Glasses With A Clean Microfiber Cloth & Cleaning Spray

The only way you should clean your glasses is with a clean microfiber cloth and special, alcohol-based cleaning spray. This helps prevent scratches to your lenses, as well as damage from other cleaners that may destroy the chemical coating on the outside of the lenses. Once you’re done cleaning your glasses, let them air dry to prevent the buildup of lint.

  1. Remove Your Glasses With Both Hands

When you take off your glasses, grasp the arms of the glasses with both hands. Don’t pull them off of your face by the bridge or any other component. Over time, this can warp, damage, and bend the frames.

  1. Store Your Glasses Safely When Not Wearing Them

Ideally, your glasses should be stored in a microfiber-lined carrying gas whenever they’re not on your face. This protects them from dirt and grime, and also prevents them from accidentally getting crushed, which is one of the most common reasons that glasses break and require replacement.

  1. Don’t Lay Your Glasses “Lens Down”

If you’re taking off your glasses to go to sleep, for example, make sure the lenses are facing up. Placing the glasses “lens down” on a nightstand or on any other surface may cause the lenses to become scratched over time.

  1. Clean Contaminated Glasses Immediately After Use

For example, if you wear your glasses at the beach or to exercise and there’s a lot of buildup of sweat, sunscreen, and debris on them, clean them up right away. This will help prevent the grime from building up over time.

This is particularly important if the glasses are exposed to saltwater. Saltwater is corrosive and can eat away at the metal components of your glasses, even with minimal exposure.

  1. Get Adjustments From An Optical Shop Every Year

Even high-quality glasses can get a bit loose and stretched over time. So every year, when you go to the eye doctor for your eye exam, you can ask the workers in the optical shop to adjust your glasses. Most optical shops offer this service for free.

They can bend the frames back into place and adjust them, tighten the metal hardware, and make sure your glasses are in good shape. They’ll also give your glasses a good cleaning, so they’ll look and feel brand new.

Shop Our Selection of Frames Now – Get The Glasses You Need From Designer Optics!

Now that you know how to prolong the lifespan of your glasses, it’s time to shop for a new pair of eyeglasses that you can wear and love for years to come. Shop our full range of prescription eyewear now, and find your next favorite pair of frames at Designer Optics today.

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