Eyeglasses have been around for hundreds of years as a tool for vision correction. As important as they are for many of us, it can be too easy to scratch, break, or lose our glasses. Follow these simple rules to help protect your eyeglasses from harm.
- When not wearing your eyeglasses, keep them in a case. If your glasses don’t come with a strong protective case, be sure to purchase one. Storing them in a sturdy case is the best way to prevent your lenses and your frames from being damaged. Never store your glasses unprotected in bags, pockets, or purses—they can easily be scratched or bent.
- Always set them on surfaces with care. Although keeping your eyeglasses safe in a protective case may seem like the best idea, not all of us remember to use the case every time. If you choose not to use your case, be sure to let your glasses down on surfaces gently. Always fold the frames before setting them down and lay them frame-side first. Never leave your glasses on the floor, and be careful when setting them down on a bathroom sink—many cosmetic products can damage the treatments on eyeglass lenses.
- Keep your glasses rested on your nose. Glasses are meant to rest on your nose, not your head—frames can become extended and misaligned when placed in this way.
- Keep your eyeglasses clean. Washing your lenses regularly is important in maintaining their optimum visibility. Professionals suggest that you use warm, soapy water to clean the lenses with your fingers. After you rinse them, pat the glasses dry with a clean, soft cloth. Avoid rubbing your lenses with tissues, paper towels, or other similar products, as these tend to scratch lenses. Never use household cleaners or cream soaps—many of these chemicals will damage your frames.
Once you purchase your new designer eyewear, follow these rules to maintain the clarity of your vision. At Wize Eyes of Long Island, we specialize in luxury eyewear at great prices. To learn more, call us at (631) 351-4900 or check out our website.