Buying designer glasses is an investment, and one definitely worth making if you’re an everyday eyewear user. It is imperative that you take good care of your purchase, especially if you have outlaid for the added extras such as special coatings or tints. |
Top Tips for Caring for Designer Glasses
Understand the Right Way to Put On/Take Off Your Glasses
For many of us leading busy lives, taking specs on and off is not something we stop to think about. Perhaps, though, when we consider the damage that can be done to the frames by mishandling them, we should take a bit more care. Always use two hands when removing the frames from your face; if you don’t, you risk them bending abnormally and this can cause stretching and loosening of screws. Using two hands means that you keep the ear piece straight and in the correct alignment.
Never Place Glasses With the Lens Down
Avoid unnecessary scratching by placing your specs down with the lenses facing upwards. Even scratch resistant coatings don’t guarantee an absolutely scratch free lens if they are not looked after carefully.
Use a Microfibre Cloth for Cleaning
If you buy designer glasses, you will get a complimentary microfibre cloth in the case. Make sure you use this and never your t-shirt, sleeve, finger or a tea towel. These will only damage the surface and can actually cause lenses to become more smeared and dirty.
Look after your cloth and change it anytime you feel it is no longer effectively doing its job.
Use a Cleaning Solution
Sometimes the cloth alone doesn’t seem to cut the mustard when it comes to getting that overall complete clean. A cleaning solution may be a little pricey but is definitely worth the cost. Ask your optician which solution is best for you and make sure you use it at least once a week to keep grime and bacteria away. Obviously if you have a job or lifestyle that causes your lenses to become dirtier on a more regular basis you may need to care for them more often, or with a different solution if you’ve gone for the tinted option.
Get Frames Re-adjusted Frequently
It makes sense that, as you wear your designer glasses every day, they are subjected to regular wear and tear. Screws can loosen and before you know it your specs are sitting on the end of your nose! Just ask your optician to re-adjust your frames when you go and get your eye test; this will ensure that your eyewear fits well for as long as possible.
Protecting your investment is key when buying designer glasses. Not only does eyewear correct your vision, it also protects your eyes from dirt and keeps them healthy. A few minutes every so often spent on cleaning will definitely help prolong the life of your new eyewear. If you have any worries or questions, your local optician will be pleased to help.
David Paul opticians epitomise everything you want from a local eyewear specialist. Not only do they offer eye tests, they provide an expert service that includes OCT testing, advice on buying your ultimate pair of designer glasses and much more. The team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.
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