How to Protect Eyeglass Lenses From Scratches

Nothing’s worse than putting your eyeglasses on, only to discover that you’re looking straight into a scratch on your lens. Not only is this annoying; it’s also a little unsafe, especially if you’re driving or operating any kind of machinery. Clear vision is a necessity, which is why you got eyeglasses to begin with! Not mention that you won’t look well put together if your eyeglasses are all scratched up. Here are some tips from your eye doctor in Portland for protecting your lenses from scratches.

Opt For Scratch-Resistant Lenses

The first line of defense against scratches is scratch-resistant coating. When you first order your lenses, your eye doctor will give you this option, and you should definitely take them up on it. Scratch-resistant coating for eyeglasses is just a transparent coating that protects the actual lenses from scratches. It doesn’t affect your vision and it’s not visible to you or others. It’s affordable and well worth it!

Use Only Special Lens Cloths

You can buy specialty lens cleaning cloths at your eye doctor’s office in Portland, online and in many retail outlets. These come in washable and disposable styles, so you can take your pick. These cloths are made with special fibers that won’t scratch your eyeglass lenses. Make sure you only use these and don’t use anything else like:

  • Facial tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Wash cloths
  • Kitchen tea towels
  • Paper towels
  • Your t-shirt

To ensure you always have a specialty lens cloth, buy extras and keep them where you are most likely to need them, like:

  • Pocket/purse
  • Nightstand
  • Gym/school locker
  • Tv room
  • Kitchen
  • Car
  • Golf cart
  • Bicycle bag
  • Backpack, etc.

Always Store in Eyeglass Case

If you’re like many people, you don’t wear your glasses 24/7. When you aren’t wearing them, always store them in your eyeglass case. The trick here is to own multiple eyeglass cases so you never have to hunt down the one case. Keep one in each room in your house, in your work desk, outside on the patio, in the car, etc. The more you have available, the easier it will be to protect your eyeglass lenses from scratches.

If your eyeglasses become unwearable due to scratches, bring them into the eye doctor for a possible repair. Contact us today for more information.


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