So you just got some new eyeglasses. More than likely they were not inexpensive. Even though they can be costly, they are also necessary. Now that you have them, you will want to make sure that you are taking very good care of them. You will not want them to get scratched, bent, or otherwise destroyed. There are a number of things that you can do to make sure that you keep your glasses in great condition and looking like new even after having them a while.
1. Store Correctly. Often times you might take your eyeglasses off to go swimming, go to sleep or do some sort of other activity. You might place them on your nightstand or some other area. A child may come in and grab the glasses and bend or break them. When you take your glasses off, make sure to put them in a case and put them out of reach. This will ensure that they do not get broken or stolen. You will also want to make sure that you do not set your glasses down with the lens down. This will more than likely lead to scratched lenses.
2. Clean Correctly. Glasses may get scratched for a number of reasons, but did you know that one of the most common reasons for scratching is from cleaning the lenses incorrectly? Using the incorrect fabric and cleaning with harsh chemicals such as window cleaner could damage the lenses. Some people may use their shirt, not realizing the dust and other debris that might be scratching the lens. The best way to clean the glasses is to use mild dish soap and water with a microfiber or cotton cloth. This can be done each morning to remove smudges and other grime. You will also want to make sure that you have a firm grasp on them while cleaning so that they do not fall or get bent.
3. Take Them Off and On Correctly. When putting the glasses on and taking them off, you will want to use 2 hands. This will ensure that there is no undue pressure on one side of the frames. Also refrain from adjusting your glasses by pushing on the bridge over the nose. This can cause the bridge to break.
These are just some of the ways that you can keep your glasses in tip-top shape and ensure that they last. Contact a center like Cohen's Fashion Optical to learn more about caring for eyeglasses.