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Eyeglass Care Tips You Should Always Follow

by Stella Robinson

Glass can be a major investment in your ability to see, but for those with vision problems, there may not be a better alternative. Sadly, some of those new to wearing glasses may not fully realize the amount of care these devices take to keep them in good condition. When glasses are not properly maintained, they can have a substantially decreased usable lifespan. Fortunately, you can follow these two tips to help ensure that your glasses always look great and function well. 

Rinse The Glasses Before Wiping Them Clean

Over the course of a day, it is possible for your glasses to accumulate a shocking amount of dirt and dust. While this is usually not a major problem, some people do not realize that they may be damaging their glasses when the wipe the dust away. Dust exists in tiny particles, and some of these particles can be remarkably sharp and hard.

As a result, if you wipe the glasses without rinsing the dust off, you may be far more likely to scratch the surface of the glasses. To avoid this problem, you should always thoroughly rinse the glasses under cold running water before wiping them with a microfiber cloth. 

Keep The Leg Hinges Clean

When cleaning glasses, it is easy to only focus of the lenses. Unfortunately, this is far from the only part of the glasses that can become dirty. In particular, the hinges that connect the legs of the glasses to the frame can accumulate a lot of dirt over the years. This can cause them to fail to open or close as designed, and the pressures caused by this can wrap the legs which will reduce the quality of the fit. 

Due to this problem, you should make it a point to clean these hinges at least once every couple of months. This can be done by using cold water, a microfiber cloth and a toothpick. First, you should hold the glasses under runner water to remove many of the larger pieces of debris, and once this is done, you should use the microfiber cloth to wipe away as much of the remaining dirt as possible. Lastly, use the toothpick to remove any pieces of dirt that you could not remove with the water and cloth. 

Keeping your glasses in excellent condition is important for both your appearance and ability to see. Unfortunately, if you have only recently gotten glasses for the first time, you may not understand what this entails. By following these two basic eyeglass maintenance tips, you can avoid some routine problems that new glasses owners run across. For more information, contact a glasses dealer like Spectacles of Naples.