July 16, 2024

Tips on eyewear care and cleaning for specs wearers

It is an easy way to think that glasses are hard and cloth is soft, but that is hardly the case anymore, it is the small things that causes the problems. Small particles and dust get into the surface of the lenses. Rubbing the lenses with a rough cloth or paper tissue, will not only scratch the lenses but will also damage it. Follow these tips to maintain the quality of the lenses for a longer period of time.

Lens cleaning do’s:

  1. Make sure that you wash your hands with lotion-free soap
  2. Clean your lenses and frame regularly with drop of water and lotion-free soap most often in the liquid form.
  3. Gently shake off water drops. Dry your lenses with a soft, clean microfiber lens or lint-free cotton cloth. You don’t even have to rub it, your water on the lenses will get transferred to the cloth on contact with it on the lens surface. Ask your doctor for one.
  4. Inspect and clean again if needed.

Lens care do’s:

  1. Keep your lenses away from household products like hairspray and beauty products such as perfume. These can damage the lenses and coatings.
  2. Use both hands whenever you are removing or putting on your glasses.
  3. Keep your glasses in a hard case, as has been provided by the doctor.
  4. Ask your optician for scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, which will guarantee comfort, durability and performance.

Lens care don’t:

  1. Don’t wipe you lenses with paper towel, paper napkin and paper tissues, as this contain wood fibers that can permanently damage the lens surface.
  2. Don’t wipe the lenses with towels which have been washed with fabric softeners which will leave the lenses misty and affect the lenses.
  3. Don’t spit on the lenses, as saliva contains oils and other damaging substances. Buy a small bottle of lens cleaner and carry it with you anywhere you are going.
  4. Don’t leave the lenses in hot conditions at your home, such as ovens or central heating, or leave them in a hot car.

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