Lens Protection Guide

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How to Protect Your Lenses?

Protecting your lenses against everyday wear and tear is highly important to prolong the life of your eyewear. Whether it’s sunglasses or eyeglasses, keeping your lenses safe from any harm becomes a foremost priority. You may have protective coatings like Anti-Scratch Coating, Anti-Glare Coating, UV Protection Coating or Photochromatic Coating on your eyewear however, they do require some extra care for that lasting appeal.

EyeMyEye’s lens protection guide will give you all the insights you need on this.

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Right Way To Clean Your Lenses

Smudges and finger prints are very common on our eyeglasses and sunglasses lenses. If you’re outside or at your workplace, simply keep a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner handy. Squeeze in a few drops of the solution onto your lenses and swipe with the microfiber cloth to clean the same.

You can alternatively use lens cleaning wipes as well that are great in wiping off dust, germs, dirt etc. from your eyewear and its lenses.

Mistakes to Avoid While Cleaning Your Eyewear Lenses

Do not make these mistakes while cleaning your lenses or else you might end up with more scratches or chipped-off coating.

  1. Do not use hot water on your lenses. This can harm the lens protective coating and can even shorten its lifespan.
  2. Avoid citric-based dish soaps, regular soap or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your glasses. Also, do not use bleach or window cleaners at any cost.
  3. Avoid leaving water on the lenses or allow it to self-dry. This will only dry out the water marks leaving you with blurred vision the next time your put them on.
  4. Do not wipe off your glasses with napkins or your shirt at any cost. This will leave your glasses with a lot of scratches over time.
  5. Wipe off the nose pads and nose bridge at the end to avoid any messy grime spreading across the frame post-cleanup of lenses.
  6. Avoid cleaning your glasses without liquid. Dry cleaning can depress the dust particles in the scratches on your frames, more so these can cause scratches too.
  7. Do not use dirty microfiber cloth. Wash them regularly or at least once every week.
  8. Don’t keep your glasses in places with altering high or low temperatures e.g. car’s dashboard, sauna spaces or kitchen stove tops. It can easily deteriorate lens quality and can even lead to cracks.

Apart from these steps, keep in mind to keep your eyeglasses & sunglasses in a safe case when not in use. Do not leave them out in the open or keep them with lens facing down as it may lead to scratches.

Remember, your lens coating is not permanent, so, switch to new glasses as soon as you find any coating chip-offs or blurred vision. Lastly, get your eyes checked regularly in order to enjoy a clear and crisp vision all throughout.