Being able to see clearly is an integral part of our daily lives. We rely on our sense of sight for practically everything. If you’re at the point where you’re starting to need glasses the following tips on caring for your glasses and cleaning your eyeglasses will come in handy. We’ll touch on keeping your glasses safe and scratch free and how to avoid accidents and keep track of them. By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll feel confident that you’re prepared to keep your glasses clean and good shape for as long as you have them.
Keeping your Glasses Scratch Free
Buying glasses can be expensive. Keeping them free of scratches is an important way to protect that investment. Most lenses now are not made of glass, which means that they are easier to scratch. Here are tips on how to keep your glasses from getting scratched:
Get the scratch protection added to the lenses when you order your glasses. This protection is definitely worth the money. Always clean your glasses by first rinsing them in running water, and then using a mild soft soap and your fingers to gently remove any oils or fingerprints from the lenses. Rinsing them first ensures removing any particles from the lenses that might scratch them. Dry them with a lint free towel, such as a microfiber cloth. Never wipe the lenses without first rinsing them.
Where to Store Your Eyeglasses
One of the worst things that can happen to your glasses is for someone to sit on them. This is one of the most common accidents to occur around the home. Another is that they get brushed off a counter or table onto the floor. In order to avoid these mishaps, try the following:
Always keep your glasses on during the day. If you need to take them off, always put them in their case. If the case isn’t handy, be sure to place them in a spot where you or others will be unlikely to cause them to fall accidentally. Always put them in the same place. This helps you to remember where they are when you need them, and will help you to always look out for them in that location to avoid accidents.
Now you know some of the most important things to do to keep your glasses looking good and functional for as long as you plan on wearing them.
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