Taking care of your eyeglasses is the same as taking care of your eyes. For people with poor vision, eyeglasses are their windows to a clearer and more vivid world, so making sure that their glasses are well-maintained and properly cared for is a high priority. If you wear glasses, there are a few things that you should keep in mind to keep your eyeglasses in an optimal condition, and corneal reshaping experts from Lumen Optometric are here to help!
Don’t use wet wipes, napkins, or paper towels. These cleaning materials are made of wood pulp and have roughly textured surfaces that can scratch the lenses of your eyeglasses and can affect the coating on them too. As much as you need to, avoid using the hem or the edge of your clothes in cleaning them as well. Unless your shirt is made purely with cotton, wiping your lenses with it can cause more trouble in the long run. Microfiber cloth is the best material to use when wiping grime, dirt, and other substances off the lenses, as they are designed to do so with great care and efficiency.
Handle With Care
When performing maintenance and cleaning on your specs, remember to properly handle them. Take them off by holding both sides, and don’t pull them off by using one hand, as this is one of the most common causes of joint snapping for older eyeglasses. Avoid holding them by one of their frame arms, as it can bend your eyeglasses at an awkward angle and can cause fitting issues. If you’re gonna wipe the lenses, hold your eyeglasses by the bridge (the part that goes over your nose) and gently wipe the lenses in a circular motion. If taking care of eyeglasses feels like a hassle for you, you can try having contact lenses prescribed to you instead.
Using strong chemical cleaning solutions on the surface of your lenses is not a good idea, as most household cleaning fluids contain ammonia or some other form of strong acids. These can destroy and erode the protective coating over the lenses, and leave minuscule amounts of the chemical on the surface of the lenses that are facing inwards toward your eyes, which can cause irritation and discomfort, or worse, dry eye.
Need a reliable eye exam doctor for your annual checkups? Lumen Optometric focuses on patient care by providing cutting-edge, holistic vision care, and a great optometric experience. Our staff is a culmination of the latest optical research and technology converging with highly personalized education, resulting in professionals strictly focused on balancing your visual clarity, comfort, and health!
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