How to Care for Your Prescription Sunglasses
Spending a lot of money on a great pair of prescription sunglasses is only half the battle. The other half is caring for them so you can enjoy them for seasons to come. But how do you do that? Below we'll break down some tips on how to keep your sunglasses in tiptop shape. From cleaning, storage, and wearing, you'll be a sunglass guru in no time!
Your first line of defense against the everyday grime your prescription sunglasses will face is to clean them regularly. A general clean with a soft, lint-free cloth should do the trick. However, before you start cleaning, it's important to spray the lens with a cleaning solution that's designed specifically for sunglasses. This will help remove anything that's stuck and make the cleaning process a whole lot easier. In the same light, avoid spitting or breathing on your lenses, as this can actually cause more harm than good by leaving water spots or streaks.
Once you've sprayed the solution on, wipe the lenses in a circular motion until they're clean. And don't forget the frame too! Most importantly, remember to let your sunglasses air dry before you put them away or start using them again.
In addition to the regular general cleaning, you may also need to do a deeper clean every now and then. To do this, remove the lens from the frame and rinse them with warm water. Be sure not to use hot water as this can damage the coating on your lenses. Next, apply a dollop of gentle dish soap to each lens and use your fingers to work it into a lather.
Once you've done that, rinse the lenses off with warm water again and dry them with a clean microfiber cloth. If you have any stubborn dirt or grime left on the lens, repeat the process until they're clean.
Keep your prescription sunglasses in a case when they're not being worn. This will help protect your lenses from scratches and keep them clean. While in the case, ensure the lenses are facing upwards. This is important as it will help prevent the lenses from getting scratched when you open or close the case.
Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid storing your sunglasses in extreme temperatures. This means keeping them away from hot car dashboards and out of freezing cold cars and storage units.
Now that you know how to clean and store your prescription sunglasses, it's time to talk about wearing them. First and foremost, never wear them on top of your head. While you may find many people doing this, it's actually one of the quickest ways to damage your sunglasses. The reason being; when you put your prescription sunglasses on top of your head, they can get bent out of shape and even break.
Secondly, avoid touching the lenses as much as possible. The more you touch your lenses, the greater the chance of leaving behind fingerprints or, worse, scratches.
Finally, make sure you're wearing them correctly. If they feel loose or like they're slipping, readjust them, so they fit snugly and comfortably on your face. To adjust your prescription glasses, start by holding them at the temples and then gently bending them in or out until they're comfortable.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your prescription sunglasses in great condition for years. And you'll get to enjoy all the benefits that come with wearing them!