Follow These Tips To Take Care Of Your Eyeglasses

When you get a new pair of eyeglasses, it is essential that you take good care of them. This will help to keep them in good condition and avoid having to replace them prematurely. Here are some easy tips for taking care of your new glasses.

Wipe Them With a Lens Cloth Only

A basic tip for keeping your eyeglasses clean and from scratches is by only using a lens cloth when cleaning them or wiping away dust and fingerprints. Avoid using your t-shirt or a typical cloth, even a microfiber one, to remove fingerprints and smudges from the eyeglass lenses. These items can cause even more smudges, oil, grease, and lint build-up. They might also scratch the lens, though it isn't noticeable until later on. A lens cloth is soft and picks up all the smudges and fingerprints, so it is the most effective thing to use.

Clean the Lenses

Aside from occasional wiping of the lenses, you should occasionally wash them as well. The best thing to use is a lens cleaner, which you can get from your optometrist or a nearby drug store. This small bottle is easy to store anywhere and safe to use on any type of lenses. It also won't do any damage to the eyeglass frames. If you don't have access to an actual lens cleaner, you can use dish detergent with warm water. In this case, you can wash the lenses with a microfiber cloth, but then complete drying and wiping off the lenses with your lens cloth.

Keep the Glasses in a Safe Place

Whenever you are not wearing your glasses, make sure they are kept in a safe place. You would be surprised by how easily they could break just by leaving them on a counter or your nightstand. When you are planning on putting them down, try to remember to put them in their case. A hard-shell case is best since it can be dropped and the glasses will likely not break. Every time you put the glasses down, whether in the case or on a hard surface, make sure the lenses are facing up. This reduces scratches of the lenses. Only hold the glasses by the frame, and never by the lenses themselves. Remove glasses with both hands to keep them properly aligned. Also make sure you don't put them near a heat source or leave them in a hot car.

For more information, talk to an optometrist.