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Keep Your Glasses Looking Like New

You just bought a new pair of glasses. The last thing you want to see are dirty or scratched up lenses!

If you take good care of your glasses, they can last you several years. Here are some tips on how to keep your investment looking and feeling like new.

Don’t Wipe Your Lenses When They’re Dry

On the surface of the lenses there can be tiny dust particles or debris. If you try to wipe them without any moisture involved, the dust and debris can cause scratches. One of the most common mistakes people make is wiping their glasses with their shirt. Avoid this habit as your shirttail is likely filled with dust that can easily do damage to your lenses!

Clean With Soap And Water

You may be surprised, but the AOA (American Optometric Association) simply recommends warm water and a little bit of kitchen soap to clean your glasses. Dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth. Doing this once a day will keep your glasses looking like new!

Keep Your Glasses In Their Case

When you aren’t using your glasses, make sure to put them back in a properly sized hard-shell case. Don’t throw them in your purse, pocket or bag unprotected. Be careful about leaving them on the countertop or vanity as well. Hairspray, cosmetics, and perfume can damage any anti-reflective coating your lenses may have.

Handle Glasses With Care

A common problem many practices see is misaligned frames. This can often happen when glasses are put on and taken off roughly or with one hand. Remember to use two hands when handling your glasses to keep them straight and aligned as long as possible.

Little Changes Go A Long Way!

Try implementing these good habits and your glasses will last much longer! Remember, if you do need to replace your lenses or have your frames readjusted for a better fit, reach out to a Vision Source® practice near you!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Author Vision Source — Published March 31, 2016

Posted In Eye Health Awareness