Caring For Your Eyewear
1. There is NO such a thing as SCRATCH PROOF lenses. Therefore, in order to protect the eyewear investment, proper cleaning methods are in order, and not just to stop scratches, but also to prevent disease [bacteria buildup], and irritation around the eyes, nose and ears. Folks that seldom clean their eyewear, allow the buildup of dirt and filth to impair vision and make the overall wearing experience a poor one.
2. Simply wiping your eyewear with your shirt will not properly cleanse them. Instead the proper way to cleanse is to rinse the eyewear in tepid water, then take dishwashing liquid [Dawn, Joy etc.] and pour a small one inch strip in the crease of your index and middle fingers and work up into a lather. Massage this soapy solution onto the frame, lenses, nosepads etc. and then rinse a second time including the hands. Shake the frame once or twice and then gently blot/pat dry with a soft bath towel. Believe me, its worth doing once or so a day and works so much better than rubbing them on your shirt and the scratching problem will become a thing of the past.
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Tips to Care for Your Eyeglasses
Rinse – Always rinse your glasses off with water before wiping or cleaning them. Even tiny particles of dust or dirt can settle on your lens, and if you wipe those around on a dry lens, it can be abrasive.
Spray Carefully – If you’re going to use a chemical, use sprays or cleansers that are specifically made to clean eyeglass lenses. Never use household cleaners like Windex, because these chemicals contain ammonia, which will actually tear off the any coating that is on the lens.
Air Dry – If you can, allow your glasses to air dry. This is another great way to keep any materials from getting on to your lens. If you can’t set them down to air dry, wipe them down with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.
Use the Right Cloth – Never use paper towels, tissue, or napkins to dry your lenses. All of these materials, regardless of how soft they are on your skin, have a textured surface and can easily scratch your lenses.
Grip Firmly – Hold your frames by gripping the piece that crosses the bridge of the nose.
Store Properly – Store your glasses when you’re not wearing them.
Place Carefully – Don’t lay your glasses lens down. This is just asking for scratched lenses.
Wash Often – Washing your glasses at least once a day will keep your lenses in their optimal state.