How to Keep Your Spectacle Frames in Stellar Condition

Finding the perfect pair of spectacle frames takes time. Once you have found one, you’ll want to keep it in excellent condition. Caring for your eyeglasses doesn’t have to be complicated.

Once you get accustomed to the ‘right practice’, everything will seem second nature to you. That said, here are a few tips to make your spectacles last.

Cleaning Your Eyewear the Right Way

If you are dedicating a time of the day or week, depends on you, to clean your glasses, be sure your hands are ready for it. Wash first to prevent transferring of grease, grime, or dust on your glasses.

Once you are done washing your hands, the next step is to as well rinse your spectacles with water. When you’re out and about, this will be more challenging. However, it pays to get started cleaning your glasses this way. Wiping dirt off while the surface is wet will help minimise chances of scratching your glasses.

Be cautious when using cleaners for your lenses. These solutions may contain chemicals that can destroy or damage the coating of your glasses. Also some soap solutions can be too concentrated for your glasses, which means a small amount should do.

Once you are done cleaning your glasses, the next step is to dry them out. It’s best to air dry them. This should be easy if you’re using your spectacles frames in sunny Singapore. However, if you’re in a rush, the faster alternative is to wipe the glasses dry using a piece of cloth. If you must, see to it that the cloth is soft and clean. 

Refrain as well from using tissue or napkin as these materials may still have abrasive components in them no matter how soft they feel on your skin.

The Best Way to Grip Your Glasses

Seeing dirt on your frames can be a little annoying but if you know the right way to approach it, then you won’t have to feel stressed. Now that you have some ideas on how to clean your glasses, the next thing you need to look into is wearing and storing them the proper way.

If you are holding your glasses with your hands, avoid putting pressure on the frames or lenses. Instead, hold the part that connects the two frames, crossing the bridge of your nose. This is also the way to hold your glasses while cleaning. If the frames are bent, it will no longer feel comfortable wearing your glasses.

Storing Glasses the Proper Way

When storing your glasses, meanwhile, avoid just shooting them haphazardly inside your bag or pouch. If the case is too bulky for you, look for sleek pouches that can easily be carried anywhere. If you must lay your glasses on any surface, make sure that the glasses are facing outwards to keep them from picking up scratches.

If you will be using your spectacle frames regularly, dedicate a little of your time everyday to clean them. The cleaner your glasses, the more enjoyable it is to wear them. Also, the higher the chances you can keep your spectacles in stellar condition, despite the humid weather in Singapore, for a longer period.

This, in turn, translates to good return on investment and hey, who doesn’t want that?

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