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Handle them carefully
When in a hurry or due to slothiness, we tend to remove our glasses with one hand, which along the way, ruins the alignment of your frames. It also stretches out your glasses and loosens them. Additionally, propping them on your head may be convenient but it distorts the shape and may fall off of your head and break. Better safe than sorry, I guess.
When on the beach, you might be tempted to clean your glasses in the surf or with the towel but resist it and use bottled water instead. The tiny sand or salt beads, available abundantly around you, can cause serious scarring and scratching of your glasses.
Have you ever rinsed your eyeglasses? Well, you should. Thanks to all the dirt, dust and microscopic bacteria invading your glasses, they need regular rinsing and cleaning with cold water. Your eyeglasses need to be washed daily with water for their longevity.
Avoid extremely HOT conditions
Try not to leave your eyeglasses or sunglasses, say, in your car on a sunny day or in a similar situation. Most frames are made by liquefied plastic being poured into frames so they might melt or become too flexible in extreme weather conditions.
After regularly rinsing your glasses, try to air dry them instead of drying them with a towel or your clothes. If your clothes or towel is not a hundred percent cotton, the wiping will cause scratches and may damage your glasses in the long run.
Carry a case
You are not going to be wearing glasses all the time and might keep them down from time to time. In this scenario, first of all, do not place them down lens first. And second of all, carry a case with you for safe storage of your precious sunglasses or eyeglasses. Even if you’re handing them to someone to hold them, they are much safer in a case.
There’s absolutely no harm in being prepared for the future, it’s rather wise. Therefore, keeping a repair kit handy will be a lifesaver in unfortunate circumstances. If not a repair kit, keep a tiny screwdriver and the cloth that comes with the glasses for emergency situations.
Now that you know how to take proper care of your glasses, put them into practise and enjoy your wonderful glasses for a long time to come.