Eyeglasses are an excellent vision correction option for many people. Also, wearing them has become a fashion statement in the past few years. Now, getting eyeglasses is more than just shopping for function—it is also a way of expression. Eyeglasses help you see and change how people see you.
Suitable frames are now available that can last you several years. But they will not last as long as they are meant to last if you are not taking care of them. Also, with poor maintenance, the designer aspect of the glasses and the beauty may be overshadowed by dirt. Taking care of your eyeglasses is critical to reaping all the benefits that come with them.
Do Not Wipe Dry Lenses
It is common for people to wipe down their lenses if they notice they are dusty. While it seems to get the job done, it does more than that. Dust particles can damage your lenses. Moreover, some of the debris on your lenses can scratch your lenses with enough pressure.
Wiping down your lenses while they are dry drags these dust particles and other debris across the lens surface while pressing on them. It is a sure way to inflict tiny scratches on your clear lenses.
Use Glasses Cleaner
You can get an eyeglass cleaner to help you clean up your lenses. Ensure you do not use household cleaners because they can damage your lens coatings.
Cloth or Fabrics
When you get your glasses, they come with a fabric to clean them. This soft fabric is the best option for cleaning your glasses as it is very soft and absorbs most of the dust. If you do not have it, you can get a microfiber cloth. These types of fabric are soft and gentle on your lenses.
Ensure you wash your hands well with soap and water to keep germs from transferring to your glasses
Using distilled water, wash off all the dust and dirt on your eyeglasses
Use a microfiber cloth to dry off the glasses
Spray your lenses on both sides with the eyeglass cleaner
Shake off the excess solution to dry off your glasses. If you want to ensure no watermarks form, use a gas duster.
Cleaning the Frames
Eyeglass frames contain many parts, some of which are tiny, like screws and hinges. These parts often collect dirt, oils, and dust. Most people rarely clean their frames, as most of these parts are too small to see. However, it is still essential for personal hygiene because they sit on your face.
Frames are less sensitive than lenses, but you still need to be careful not to overextend any hinges.
Pour warm water over them and apply mild soap with your fingertips
Rinse them thoroughly under plenty of warm water
For the earpieces and the nose pads, use a moist towel and rubbing alcohol to clean them
It would be best if you kept your glasses in their case when you are not using them. It is the best way to ensure they are always safe. Also, handle them carefully to reduce the chances of the frames becoming misaligned.
For more tips and tricks for caring for your eyeglasses, call Optical Masters at our offices in Denver at (720) 807-7300 or (720) 807-7600 to discuss any questions.