5 Eyeglasses Care Tips You Should Know

by ivan chen

You wear your eyeglass every day. You use them when reading or watching TV or driving. They help you to see properly. The colour, size and style you choose also complement your face so that you look fabulous. So you need to properly care for your eyeglass. How often do you clean it? Your eyeglass should be kept clean as often as possible. Do you store it properly? It is also important to keep your eyeglass safe by storing them in an eyeglass case. Do you keep a repair kit close by for minor repairs? Sometimes a screw falls out or it leaves red marks on your nose. Follow my tips below and use the products suggested to care for your eyeglass.

Eyeglass Case:

Eyeglass Case

An eyeglass case is used to store and protect your eyeglass when you are not wearing it. Popular cases are hard case, soft case and pouches. Hard glass cases are durable, rigid and difficult to damage. They are best when you have to deal with a lot of hectic activities throughout your day. Soft glass cases are flexible so your eyeglass is not well protected. Eyeglass pouches are really soft and offer less protection than cases. However, soft glass cases and pouches can be stored easily in your bag or pocket.

Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth:

Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth

A cleaning cloth is used to remove dirt, water and other messes from your eyeglass. The cleaning cloth should be a microfiber cloth because it does not scratch the surface. You can store your eyeglass cleaning cloth in your case or pouch.

Eyeglass Cleaning Liquid:

Eyeglass Cleaning Liquid

An eyeglass lens cleaning solution is used to clean messes from your eyeglass. The solution also adds shine. Cleaning liquids are usually given to you from the store where you purchased your eyeglass. If you do not want to use commercial products then use a solution of water and dishwashing liquid.

Eyeglass Repair Kit:

Eyeglass Repair Kit

An eyeglass repair kit usually contains nose pads, screwdrivers, screws and magnifier. A tiny screw driver can be used to tighten the screws on your frames so that they do not fall apart. If you lose the original eyeglass screws then use those provided by the kit. The nose pads are used to cushion the nose and prevent pressure or slipping from your eyeglass. By using the repair kit your eyeglass should fit snugly on your face.

Have Multiple Pairs:

You wouldn’t want to wear the same clothes every day, right? This is also true with your glasses. It’s a good idea to own at least three pairs of glasses. Have one for work, a pair for evenings and another for weekends. It’s recommended to have one pair of glasses with a thin frame that goes well with any outfit. 

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses?

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses?

You can clean your glass by washing it under warm water.

  1. First remove the dirt by rubbing with a fine silk cloth.
  2. Then rinse the glass with warm water.
  3. After that apply a mild detergent in your hands and make circular motion in the lenses to remove the oils and residue. (Use an alcohol based solution or even add 3-4 drops of dish washing detergent to plain water. )
  4. Rinse again with warm water. When all the dust is cleared the water will be repelled by the lens and you can dry the glass with a soft cotton cloth. (Always use a good quality microfiber cloth as normal tissues have wooden fibres in them that can scratch the lens.)
  5. You must wipe the entire moisture in the lens and the frames to keep your glass clean and durable.

Please note that if your eyeglass gets major damage then return to the store you bought them and ask for assistance. By using the products and tips that we shared above you will always have a clean, protected and properly maintained eyeglass.