Glasses are one of those personal items that are handled frequently which makes them subject to lots of wear and tear and need regular maintenance to have them performing optimally. Here are some basic tips for caring for your glasses properly.
1) Rinse lenses under a stream of room temperature water which will rinse away any large particles from the lense surface without scratching the lenses. Be sure the water is not too hot or too cold as this may damage the anti reflective coating.
2) Spray both inner and outer surfaces of each lens with eyeglass cleaner, one that is specifically approved for this purpose. Using a small amount of dishwashing liquid then rising will work fine as well. Finish by drying with a microfiber cloth, these cloths are made to remove dirt and grime from lens surfaces and are hand washable.
3) Do not use kleenex or other tissue on lens surfaces as these materials are quite abrasive and may scratch your lenses.
4) Protect your glasses by storing them in an eyeglass case in your purse or pocket or lying around at home will safeguard against scratching or possible breakage. If you find your glasses need a little adjusting or tightening the dispensing
Even if your glasses have anti glare and scratch resistant coating nothing can prevent lenses from becoming scratched and eventually they will need to be replaced. By this point this may be a reminder that you likely need to have your eyes examined by an Optometrist to be sure your prescription is still up to date. In Calgary, Dr. Alex Wilson & Associates provide comprehensive eye exams to be sure you maintain your eye health. Book an appointment today.