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Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Your Eyeglasses in Good Shape

by Caroline Cauchi, OD

At Vision Solutions, our exquisite eyeglasses are made of high-quality materials that provide improved visual acuity. To ensure your glasses last for many years, abide by the following do’s and don’ts:

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Do: Wash Your Hands Thoroughly

Washing your hands helps prevent hand-eye transmission of debris and microorganisms, reducing the risk of lens scratches and eye infections. Always use antimicrobial soaps. Afterward, rinse your hands thoroughly and dry them with a lint-free cloth.

Do: Have Regular Eye Exams

Different types of eyeglasses have specific instructions about usage, care, and maintenance. Apart from establishing your correct lens prescription, an eye exam is also a good opportunity for you to get a step-by-step tutorial on how to care for your specs.

Don’t: Use Coarse Material to Wipe Them

Eyeglasses typically come standard with a handy, microfiber cloth. You may use this to remove fog, dust, or debris from your glasses. Avoid using shirt-ends, towels, or other coarse materials, as these can damage your lenses.

Do: Clean Your Glasses Meticulously

Most eyeglasses may be cleaned with lukewarm tap water and dishwashing liquid. Rinse them first under a gentle stream of tap water. Then, use a few drops of dishwashing detergent to remove accumulated dirt from your specs. Lastly, rinse the soap suds and dry your glasses with a lint-free towel.

Don’t: Use Other Cleaning Detergents

Your eyeglass material may not be compatible with certain substances. If you are having a hard time removing dirt or debris, it’s best to bring your specs to your reliable eye doctor or optometrist.

For more eyeglass care dos and don’ts, call us at (619) 461-4913 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve La Mesa, CA.


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