If you need glasses to see, you understand how important it is to keep your eyewear in tip-top shape. Even if you have a spare pair at home, which is always recommended, you may end up with your glasses becoming scratched, foggy or otherwise unusable when you’re on vacation, on the road or at work. Chances are, if your glasses are going to give out, it’s going to happen when you need them the most and at the least convenient time.
There are, however, a few ways that you can protect your eyewear and get the most out of your investment in stylish, comfortable and clear glasses. Visiting a sunglass shop in New Orleans, LA can help you learn more about the best ways to care for your eyewear and maintain clear, consistent vision, wherever you are.
Here are just some of the ways that you can care for your glasses to preserve their life and maintain your vision when you need it the most:
- Avoid cleaning with oil or alcohol: Even though you may find eyewear cleaners at the supermarket that contain alcohol or oils, you should never use these on your lenses. Alcohol or oil will strip your lenses of their protective coating, which can lead to scratching and fuzzy vision. Instead, clean them with water and a microfiber cloth.
- Use both hands to remove them: It’s all too common for people to remove their glasses with a single hand. Over time, however, this will stretch out the frames, reducing their ability to fit snugly on your face. Using both hands will ensure that pressure is applied to the frames consistently, and reduce the risk of damage.
- Rinse with bottled water when at the beach: Your glasses are likely to become streaked or foggy after a day at the beach. Before you reach for that cleaning cloth, however, rinse the lenses and frames with clean bottled water. Salt and sand crystals could be on the lenses, and attempting to clean your glasses with the cloth could cause scratching.
- Keep away from hot conditions: If you leave your glasses in a hot car, or exposed to excessive heat and sunlight, it could cause the frames to warp. This may make them too flexible, so that they’re likely to fall off of your face, or cause some pretty severe discomfort, if nothing else.
- Never set them lens-side down: Laying your glasses face-down opens them to all sorts of potential damage. If you lay your glasses lens-side down, it’s extremely likely that the lenses will scratch against the surface you’re laying them down on. Instead, keep your glasses in their case.
Since 2011, Art & Eyes has been a premier sunglass shop in New Orleans, LA. We’re proud to provide a range of designer eyewear frames that will help you see the world more clearly, all while demonstrating your own unique sense of style. We’re hosting a sale now through June 16: all frames and lenses on the floor are 20 percent, 30 percent or even 50 percent off!
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