Prescription glasses play a crucial role in your life. Maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of your eyewear is key to helping them last a long time. For those who rely on glasses on a day-to-day basis or have questions about caring for their eyewear, we’ve curated a list of frequently asked questions to guide you.

Why shouldn’t I put my glasses on my head?

Positioning glasses on your head can misalign the frames due to the wider shape of the head compared to the face. This can lead to an uncomfortable fit when worn again. Furthermore, oils from your hair can smudge the lenses, making them harder to clean.

What should I do if I notice wear and tear on my glasses?

It’s advisable to handle glasses with care, always using both hands when putting them on or taking them off. Despite your best efforts, some wear and tear on glasses is inevitable. Typical signs include loosened frames or screws and slight misalignment. Should you notice any significant damage or changes, consult a professional optician for repairs. Don’t attempt to fix glasses yourself.

What’s the best way to clean my glasses without damaging them?

For cleaning, it’s recommended to rinse your glasses with lukewarm water to remove any dust or particles. A mild soap can help clear stubborn smudges or oily residue. After gently cleaning the lenses and frame, rinse them again and dry using a microfiber cloth. While commercial sprays and wipes are available, they should be used sparingly to avoid chemical buildup or potential damage to lens coatings.

Why shouldn’t I leave my glasses in the car or direct sunlight?

Exposing glasses to extreme temperatures, especially in a car, can damage them. High temperatures can warp the frames or affect specialized lens coatings. Always store your glasses in a protective case and avoid places with significant temperature fluctuations.

What’s the best way to store my glasses?

To ensure the longevity of your glasses, always store them in a protective case when not in use. Handle them with care, avoiding touching the lenses directly to prevent smudges and potential scratches. Consult a trained optician or specialist for maintenance queries, ensuring your glasses remain in optimal condition.

Can I wear my glasses during sports or physical activities?

While regular glasses can be worn during mild physical activities, it’s advisable to use sports eyewear or protective goggles during rigorous sports. They are specially designed to withstand impacts and protect the eyes. Talk to one of our opticians for more information.

Why do my glasses fog up and how can I prevent it?

Glasses can fog up due to sudden temperature changes, like moving from a cold environment to a warm one. Anti-fog sprays or wipes can be used to prevent this. Also, ensuring that your glasses fit well and aren’t too close to your face can help in reducing fogging.

How do I take care of rimless glasses?

Rimless glasses, while sleek and modern, do require a touch more care due to their lack of a protective frame around the lenses. It’s crucial to handle them by the bridge or the arms to avoid putting undue pressure on the lens itself, which can lead to potential cracks or breaks. When cleaning, be gentle and use a soft microfiber cloth, working from the center of the lens outward. 

It’s also wise to regularly inspect the tiny screws on rimless glasses to ensure they’re not loosening, as the lenses can pop out if these become too slack. If you notice any loosening, it’s best to consult one of Josephson opticians for a quick fix. 

Establishing a regular eyewear care routine doesn’t have to take too much time or be overly complicated. By following these guidelines and seeking professional advice when in doubt, you can ensure that your glasses remain in pristine condition. Josephson opticians can provide you with even more recommendations. Contact them today for an appointment

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