How to Care for Your Glasses

I know I could definitely follow these tips more often! Thanks Khoa, for the advice.

Do: Store your glasses in their case
When they’re not on your face, they’re in the case. That will protect your eyewear against dust, scratching, and further damage.

Do: Spray with generic lens cleanser and wipe your glasses with a microfibre cloth
Wiping dry dust on glasses can scratch your lenses, so misting prior is important. If you don’t have solution, use your breath to fog your lenses.

Do: Clean your frame (around every 2 weeks)
Oxidation (like photo below) can happen when frames aren’t regularly cleaned. Generic lens cleaning solution followed by wiping works well.

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Glasses that have oxidized from moisture

For those wanting to clean wire frames, using a 70% alcohol/ 30% water solution to wipe down every two weeks should be good.

Do: Adjust or tighten your hinges every so often
Screws become loose over time, so you can buy a little eyeglass screw-driver, or take them to an optician.

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Avoid: Storing your glasses in the car
Heat can warp acetate, and the damage can be irreparable.

Avoid: Showering with your glasses on
I’m always guilty of this. Not only can hot showers warp acetate glasses, but soap can also damage anti-glare coating on prescription lenses.

Hope this helps!

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