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4 Care Tips for Your Prescription Glasses

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Prescription glasses are expensive and relatively delicate. It is essential for you to provide proper care to your spectacles so as to avoid future charges for repair and replacement. Moreover, an ideal pair of glasses is designed and chosen to match your face, head and eyes. If the shape is distorted, the fit will be unsuitable and thus you will experience discomfort. Here are some simple care tips to help you maintain the quality performance of your prescription glasses.


Proper storage of the eyewear will limit the risk of distortion of the frames and protect the lens from scratches. It will also keep the glasses clean and mitigate exposure to excess moisture and heat. If you place the item in your purse or pocket directly, they are likely to be harmed by your keys, combs and even searching hands. Protective cases are often provided during purchase so use them. It is also advisable to have a backup pair of glasses case in case you lose the first.


You must regularly clean the lenses to improve visual acuity and comfort. Purchase fine microfiber lens cleaning cloths to facilitate quick cleaning at all times. You should never use rough tissue paper and regular cloths to clean or your fingernails to remove spots because these may leave tiny scratches. When there is dirt and grit, proper washing will be necessary.

Rinse the glasses with lukewarm water and use a spray lens cleaner product to remove smudges, oil and fingerprints. Alternatively, you can rub in some mild dishwashing detergent and rinse thoroughly the glasses thoroughly. You should avoid harsh cleaning agents such as acetone, creamy soaps and laundry detergents. These might damage the frames and weaken the prescription lens. Finally, pat the glasses dry with a soft lint-free towel.


It is advisable to use your two hands to wear and remove the glasses to avoid bending and distortion. If you must place the eyewear on a surface without the case, always ensure that the lenses are facing upwards to limit scratching. You should never put the glasses on the crown of your head since this will stretch the frames.


Examine your prescription glasses periodically for damage or even signs of wear. You can purchase a prescription screwdriver to help you tighten loose hinge screws. If you notice misalignment or unexplained looseness, visit your optometrist for adjustment. They usually provide quick maintenance services for free.