Glasses Care and Upkeep

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Dr. Binoy Jani

Eye Specialists Fredericksburg

Nobody ever wants to break their glasses! It’s expensive, plus you need them to see. What’s the best way to take care of your glasses? Here are a few tips:

  1. Keep them in a case! It sounds like a no-brainer, but lots of people just put their glasses down wherever they feel like it. If this is you, consider buying a few cases to keep around; they’re way less expensive than glasses.

  2. Always check your seat before you sit! If you put your glasses anywhere within reach, chances are pretty high you might be close enough to accidentally sit on them or put something else (like a purse) on them.

  3. Be gentle! Don’t yank your glasses off by the arm or pull them off carelessly; remove them with care by the bridge, so that both arms come off smoothly.

  4. No loose screws! Pulling your glasses off or sitting on them might not break the frame, if you’re lucky, but they can pull out the screws to break the next time you do something. Consider purchasing a glasses repair kit or keeping a small screwdriver nearby for quick tightening up.

  5. Choose the right glasses! If you play sports, make sure you invest in sports eyewear or even goggles. Nobody wants the game to get held up while you have to go fix your glasses or find a back-up pair.

Maybe it seems like a lot to do for something like a simple pair of glasses, but if you’ve ever had to replace frames, you know just how expensive it can get. Once you get into a good habit with these five tips, glasses care will be easy as anything.