These days, owning a pair of designer sunglasses goes beyond simply ensuring you can see your way through a sunny day! While of course the main consideration should be that they are fit for purpose, which is to protect your eyes as well as enhance your vision, more and more, branded eyewear is becoming a fashion statement in its own right. |
If you’re making an investment in anything high-end, you’d expect some level of care to be required in order to maintain it and optimise its life – and it’s no different with designer sunglasses. While the best ones will most likely come with some kind of warranty against defects, you still need to commit to treating them with respect if you want them to last.
Here are a few very simple tips on how to care for them, which will go a long way to keeping them in tip-top condition.
Use a Hard Case
This may seem obvious, but it’s amazing how many people do not keep their designer sunglasses in a protective case when not in use. When you take them off, don’t just put them in your pocket or loose in a handbag – the hardshell case that comes with them is designed for this very purpose, so use it. It’s tempting to leave the case at home sometimes because they can be somewhat bulky, however wherever possible you should definitely use one. Not only will it prevent scratches, you’ll also reduce the potential for breakage. Ensure Proper Cleaning
If you’ve gone to the expense of purchasing expensive eyewear, it’s important that you clean them appropriately – and that means not using your T-shirt, skirt or any other cloth that comes to hand. You should always use the cleaning cloth that comes with them. The micro-fibre cloths work more efficiently and there’s no risk of damaging the lenses with scratchy fabric.
Wear them on your Face
The designer sunglasses worn on top of the head is a look, granted. However, while most people don’t want to hear it, this is one of the worst things you can do. Your head circumference is wider than your face at the temples, so this can stretch the glasses and loosen the screws in the arms. In addition to that, wearing them on top of your head can also damage the delicate nose pads.
As part of this tip, we’ll also remind you to put your glasses on and take them off with care so you don’t risk damaging the hinges or bending the arms.
Keep your Cool
The final important tip is to make sure that you don’t expose your designer sunglasses to excessive heat for any extended periods of time, something that can damage the lenses and also lead to warping or distortion of the frames. That means not leaving them on a windowsill, patio table, car dashboard or anywhere else the full sunlight can do its worst. Again, if they’re off your head, they should really be in the case.
The tips above are very easy to put into practice but they can genuinely make a huge difference to extending the life of your glasses. Speak to your optician if you have any concerns about the conditions you require them for and they will be able to ensure you purchase a pair that is not only good looking, but also fit for purpose.
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 and advice on buying your ultimate pair of spectacles. If you’re looking for designer sunglasses, the team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to answer all your questions and make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.
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