Dr. Alan Schlussel Offers You The Very Best In Eye Care
If you’re like most people, your eyeglasses are your window to the world and an expression of your personal style. You chose them with care, and now you want to ensure that your investment lasts.
Here are our top tips for keeping your glasses in tip-top shape.
Handle Them Carefully
When removing your glasses, firmly hold them by the corner of the temples to avoid accidentally bending the temples and earpieces.
Be sure to never set them down directly on the lenses. Instead, lay them with the lenses facing upward.
Clean Them Properly and Often
Don’t wipe your glasses with the bottom of your shirt or a tissue. Using anything but a microfiber cloth to wipe them can transfer dirt to your lenses.
Furthermore, cleaning your lenses while they’re dry can scratch them. Instead, wash away debris and dirt with clean tap water and a drop of dish soap or eyeglass cleaner provided by your eye doctor. Never use hot water, as it can damage or strip the lenses of certain coatings.
Let your glasses air dry or dry them with a clean microfiber cloth. Paper towels and tissues may be too abrasive.
Cleaning your specs daily will help keep them in optimal condition.
Store Them Safely
Keep your glasses in a hardshell case whenever they aren’t on your face. Hard cases protect your specs from being bent, crushed, scratched, or soiled.
If you prefer a less bulky case, consider storing your glasses in a microfiber pouch and placing them in a safe place where they won’t be disturbed.
Store your glasses in the same place every time to reduce your chance of losing them. Never leave your glasses in a hot car — the heat can damage or warp the lenses.
Glasses that are well-maintained provide the best in visual clarity and comfort. Scratched lenses or misaligned earpieces can cause eyestrain when worn for extended periods of time.
If your glasses (or eyes) need a little TLC, we can help. To schedule an eye exam or ask any questions about proper eyeglass upkeep, call Dr. Alan Schlussel in West Orange today!
- A: Absolutely not. Cleaning solutions like window cleaner, ammonia, and bleach can ruin any specialized coatings on your lenses. Also, don’t use saliva. Spitting on your lenses can introduce substances like oil and bacteria — not things you want on your lenses.
- A: When worn and cared for properly, a good pair of glasses should last between 1-3 years, assuming your lens prescription doesn’t change. Of course, feel free to get some new frames whenever you want to spruce up your look.
Quality Frames For Prescription Eyeglasses & Computer Glasses. Visit Dr. Alan Schlussel for an eye exam and eyeglasses that match your style.