Eye Care the Right Way July 21, 2015 10:06

Your glasses are going to get smudged, chipped and god forbid broke. But in the short-term there are easy ways to care for your glasses.  You’ll find that with these easy tips your glasses will last longer and look better and most importantly, help you to see clearly. 

Step 1: don’t rub your glasses, instead soak them in water over night so all of the particle float off on their own. This will keep you from accidently scraping the lenses and permanently damaging them.

Step 2: If you have a lot of dirty or smudges on your glasses you can soak them in soap and water, otherwise water is best.

Step 3: In the morning, pull out your glasses, blow off any stuck on particles and then rub them with a microfiber cloth designed for cleaning glasses.

Step 4: Always carry your microfiber towel and a small bottle of cleaning solution so you can clean your glasses throughout the day. Don’t use the edge of your shirt or paper towels or toilet paper. Just use the micro fiber towel and your glasses will last much, much longer.

In terms of longevity, there are different types of lenses you can get. Glass lenses are heavier, and get damaged easily. Plastic scratches and can look thicker, but it’s lightweight. Polycarbonate lenses are the preferred lens type as they are durable, long-lasting and scratch resistant. You can care for all lens types the same way.