We can’t deny that sunglasses are already essential in going out as they don’t only protect your eyes from harmful UV rays but they also add aesthetic appeal to the user. Thus, it is important to take extra care of them to prevent damaging your favorite sunglasses and needing to scrape up some money to buy a new pair.
Here are some of the ways to take care of them:
1. Prevent scratching
Scratching your designer sunglasses is the worst thing you can do to it. Right? The best way to prevent such an ordeal is to keep it inside its protective case when not in use. Also, don’t attempt to wipe the lens with paper towels, your clothes, or any rough materials that may scrape the lens. It is best to use a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching your valuable pair of sunglasses.
2. Clean them well
It is very important to clean your sunglasses properly for hygienic and aesthetic purposes. Again, wipe your sunglasses with a clean microfiber cloth that usually comes with your sunglasses. To clean the lenses, try to use a gentle lens solution; then, damp it on a clean microfiber cloth—not directly on the lenses. If not, you can try with a PH-neutral liquid soap and lukewarm water to give out the best cleaning results. When cleaning, try to hold your glasses on the side of the frames to avoid warping or breakage of the frames.
3. Handle with care
To be able to use your most preferred pair of sunglasses for a long time, you must handle it with utmost care. This means you have to gently put it on and off, make sure that you don’t over bend or overstretch it, and ensure that you don’t put it face down.
4. Use a hard protective case
It is ideal to store your sunglasses in a hard protective case to ensure that it will not easily break or get damage, especially if you plan to store it for quite some time.
5. Avoid excessive heat
You must not leave your sunglasses inside your car, especially during the summer or hottest hours of the day. Overexposing it in excessive heat may cause distort the frame.
6. Don’t wear your sunglasses over your head
You may think that wearing your sunglasses over your head will make you look cool or chic; well maybe it does, but it will also mean damaging it. The screws holding your sunglasses in place may loosen, and thus fall off easily. This may also damage the nose-pads on that favored pair of sunglasses.
7. Protect it from the beach
Salty water is the sunglasses’ biggest enemy as it may destroy the anti-reflecting coating of the lenses and the metals on the frame. Also, the sand may cause an irritating scratch on the lenses of your sunglasses.
Now that you already know how to take care of your sunglasses, try to apply them so that your trusty pair of sunglasses will serve you well and good for a long time.