How to Properly Care for your Eyeglasses

 In Eye Care

When you have eyeglasses you know how vital they are to your daily life. That is why it is so important to care for your eyeglasses properly. We at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can help you to get the best eyewear for your vision. With our help and the tips listed below you can enjoy high quality eyewear for an extended amount of time.

 

Cleaning

When cleaning your eyeglasses there is a specific process you should follow. Clean the lenses regularly with warm water and a drop of dish detergent, then dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth, like a handkerchief, or a microfiber cloth. Launder any cloth routinely according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not wipe lenses when they’re dry. Any debris on their surface or dust in the cleaning cloth could cause scratches. Avoid wiping your lenses with a tissue, paper towel, or paper napkin. They can have a rough surface.

 

Storage

When you aren’t wearing your eyeglasses you want to make sure that you are storing them properly. Always use the hard case they come in when you first retrieve your glasses from Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. Lay your glasses down with the lenses facing upwards to avoid scratching against any surfaces. Don’t put unprotected glasses in a purse, pocket, or bag. Don’t regularly place glasses on a sink or vanity top. Spatter, sprays, and cosmetics can soil lenses, and hair spray or perfume can damage anti-reflective coating.

 

Putting on your Eyeglasses

It might be hard to believe but there is a proper way to put on your eyeglasses. Do use both hands to put glasses on and take them off, and keep glasses on your nose, not on your head. Otherwise, frames can become misaligned. Even clean lenses are less than effective if they aren’t positioned properly in front of the eyes.

 

Follow the tips above will help you to keep your eyeglasses in tip top shape for as long as you need them. If you find that your glasses are more than a hassle than a help you can always schedule an appointment with the trusted doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. We can give you a variety of options including contacts and LASIK surgery. Give us a call today.

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