Your prescription eyeglasses are customized to your vision needs. They help to bring your vision into sharp focus. You no longer have to worry about squinting or struggling to read. Your optometrist works with you to help you select the best lenses and frames for your needs. An optician at a company like Bergh-White Opticians, Inc. helps you to pick treatments for your lenses, such as transition lenses or protective films that make your lenses more scratch-resistant. It is important to take good care of your prescription eyeglasses, because typically they should be worn for two years before getting a new pair. Here are some tips for caring for your prescription eyeglasses.
Do not perch your glasses on top of your head.
It can be tempting to perch your glasses on top of your head when you are not using them; however, this can be incredibly damaging. Wearing your glasses on top of your head can stretch out the arms to an angle that is too wide. Further, your lenses become smudged and dirty when they come into contact with your hair. Even freshly washed hair has natural oils that can cloud up your lenses. In some cases, oils from your hair can degrade special films over the glass lenses over time.
Rinse your lenses with water before wiping them.
The last thing you want to do is scratch your prescription lenses. Unfortunately, it is very easy to put your lenses at risk, even with the best intentions. Be very careful when you clean or wipe your glasses. Make sure that you rinse the lenses with water or an approved cleansing solution prior to wiping your lenses. This helps to remove motes of dust and other small particles that could scratch your lenses if you attempt to wipe them when they are dry. Micro-scratches can build up on your lenses over time and cause you to experience eyestrain.
Allow your glasses to air dry after washing them.
Allowing your glasses to air dry after you wash the lenses is one of the best things you can do. Air drying makes it more difficult for dust particles and other debris to settle on your glasses and create smudges. If you do not have the time to let your lenses air dry, then make sure that you only use a soft, microfiber cloth to dry the lenses; coarser materials such as paper napkins and the cotton of your shirt can leave scratches.