If you wear glasses, you know they cost a lot to replace — so protecting your lenses to ensure they last remains important.
Beyond everyday wear and tear, your glasses encounter any number of things that can scratch or damage them, even some of your daily habits.
Scratched and blurry lenses can often lead to headaches, frustration and oftentimes — costly repairs or replacements. Luckily, with the right preparation, you can save yourself the headache and continue wearing your favorite frames.
Here are 3 things that could be ruining your lenses:
- Outdoor Activities: Outdoor chores and activities — such as mowing the lawn, trimming trees or playing sports — can easily damage your lenses; and while many of these activities can’t be avoided, they can be prepared for. Be sure you are wearing protective eye covering during any activity that may damage your lenses.
- Storage: Leaving your glasses on your dresser at the end of the night can leave your eyewear vulnerable to the elements — and more likely to get scratched. Whether you have pets who can step on your lenses or kids who can accidentally drop them, we recommend always storing your eyewear in their glasses case. We also recommend never leaving your plastic glasses inside your car, as the heat can warp your frames.
- Cleaning: Whether you are quickly cleaning your lenses on your t-shirt or taking the time to wash them with a bar of soap, there are several common materials people use when cleaning their glasses that can be harmful to them. From dish soap to bleach to window cleaner, we recommend only cleaning your glasses with products that are safe for your lenses.