Your eyeglasses are not just a vision correction tool. They also serve as a great fashion accessory. Most patients spend a lot of time searching for glasses with the right frame shape, pattern and design. They should also expend the same amount of effort in keeping their new glasses in good shape. In this blog post, your friendly optometrist from Eyes On Norbeck explains how to take care of your glasses.
Use the Right Kind of Cloth to Clean Your Glasses
You should never use tissue, napkins and paper towels to clean your glasses because these materials have a textured surface. This surface can easily scratch the lenses of your eyeglasses. You should also be careful about wiping your glasses on your shirt. If your shirt is not 100% cotton, then there’s a risk that the fibers of your clothes can scratch your lenses. Always use a cloth that’s specially designed for cleaning eyeglasses.
Store Your Glasses Properly
As an eye exam expert and eyeglasses specialist, we recommend carefully storing your eyeglasses when not in use. Aside from never laying your glasses lens down, then we recommend always storing your eyeglasses in the provided storage case. This will keep dust and dirt away from your lenses and it will protect them from getting broken, bent or scratched. Store your glasses properly when you don’t need them.
Clean Your Glasses the Right Way
You should always rinse your eyeglasses off before cleaning or wiping them. Rinsing your eyeglasses can remove the tiny particles of dust and dirt on your glasses that are too small to detect with the naked eye. After rinsing, you should allow your eyeglasses to air dry. When cleaning your eyeglasses, make sure to grip the piece that crosses the bridge of the nose firmly. This will prevent you from accidentally bending the frame when you clean.
We offer our patients a wide range of stylish and appealing eyeglasses along with all sorts of eye care services. We offer control methods and treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome and more. We also offer soft contact lenses, specialty contact lenses and scleral contact lenses. If you have any questions about taking care of your new eyeglasses, then please give us a call. We serve many areas including Potomac, MD. Call us at (301) 238-7199 to learn more about our services or to request an appointment.