When you first chose your eyeglasses, you probably spent a lot of time choosing the perfect frames to suit your face. You likely made some important decisions about options like bifocals, progressive lenses and other things. Considering all the time and money that you put forth, it only makes sense to take care of your lenses so they last as long as possible. Scratched lenses shorten the usable lifespan of your eyeglasses. They can even ruin eyeglasses altogether. Here are some tips for preventing scratched eyeglass lenses.
1. Use Your Eyeglasses Case
Whenever your eyeglasses are not on your face, make sure you put them straight into your eyeglasses case. This will keep the lenses from getting scratched on tabletops and other surfaces. This simple practice will help to prevent scratches on your eyeglasses.
2. Have Multiple Cases Available
So that you always put your eyeglasses away into a case, have multiple eyeglass cases available. You can keep one in your purse, in the car, at the office, in the bedroom, in the living room, kitchen, etc. This way, you won’t have to go searching for a case before you can lay your eyeglasses down.
3. Handle Eyeglasses by the Temples
Never hold your eyeglasses directly by the lenses. Microscopic particles on your fingertips might actually cause tiny scratches to appear on your eyeglasses. The temples are the corners of your eyeglasses, between the lenses and the arms that go over your ears.
4. Don’t Clean Eyeglasses on Towels
When your eyeglasses need to be wiped, it’s natural to reach for the nearest cloth available. This is one of the leading causes of eyeglass scratches. Don’t clean eyeglasses on towels, clothes or the bottom of your t-shirt. Instead, use only the microfiber cloths that are specially designed to clean eyeglasses. This might seem like overkill, but it will go a long way toward keeping your eyeglasses free from scratches.
5. Never Lay Eyeglasses Face Down
Because of the center of gravity, eyeglasses do tend to fall face forward when you go to lay them down. But you should never lay eyeglasses face down on a surface. This will cause lens scratches like nothing else.
These tips will help you to keep your eyeglasses looking brand new for as long as possible. For help with any of your eyeglass needs, please contact us today.