Effective Tips For Eyeglass Care
Around 20% of the world’s population is wearing glasses, despite the fact that the advertisement actively promotes the use of contact lenses. Even though the quality of glasses is rather high, there are some factors that might damage them.
After some time passes, it becomes difficult to clean them from sweat, skin particles, and dust. Dirty glasses may impair vision and reduce the visibility by a third. That is why it is so important to keep them clean.
Glasses can be used for many years if you follow these steps:
- always take them off with two hands so that the mount and frame won’t get broken;
- store glasses in a special case and don’t put them in a briefcase or a bag next to other things, as you can easily scratch the lenses;
- do not put glasses with lenses down;
- do not use glasses as a hair band, as this habit leads to the damage of mount’s screws;
- do not leave your glasses in the hot sun and under the windshield of the car for a long period. Heating above 176° F (80° C) is bad for glasses.
- liquids and sprays-cleaners. They were specially created for the care of glasses and other optics. In addition to having antistatic properties, they are able to remove the most complex contaminants without damaging the surface of the glass;
- clean the lens with a special cloth made of microfiber and only with special fluids for spectacle lenses. A microfibre cloth can be washed at a temperature of up to 104° F (40° C), without the use of softeners, as they leave marks on the lens during the subsequent cleaning;
- disposable napkins remove the dirt not only from surfaces and have antibacterial properties;
- to avoid foggy glasses, mix liquid soap and glycerin in a ratio of 7: 3 plus 4-5 drops of turpentine;
- warm soapy water is a great way to cope with dirt on lenses and frames. Use a mild detergent (shampoo, shower gel), or a soft dishwashing detergent, as it dissolves the fat and protects the lens from fogging;
- if you purchased plastic lenses with anti-reflective, UV-protective, or scratch-resistant coating, never allow glasses to come in contact with ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or a liquid for cleaning the glass. These substances might destroy the coating.
The approximate length of service with due care is around 3 years, and lens need to be changed even more often - once a year or two.
Once every six months you need to undergo an examination with an ophthalmologist, and if the vision deteriorates or improves, replace the old glasses with a new, more suitable ones.
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