Taking Care Of Your Sunglasses

Having a good pair of sunglasses is important to keep your eyes safe from UV rays. Constant squinting damages vision and can even have long term effects. Children and adults should always wear sunglasses when outdoors in sunny weather. But sunglasses can become scratched or otherwise damaged if not taken care of properly. Whether your sunglasses are prescription or non-prescription, or you wear them simply for the look, keeping your shades in good condition ensures they will last longer. Below are a few tips on how to properly take care of your sunglasses to get the most use out of them.

Clean your sunglasses often. Just about any place that sells sunglasses will give you a complimentary lens cleaning wipe or even glass cleaner when you purchase sunglasses. Keep these around with you at all times and clean your sunglasses often. If you have an empty bottle of lens cleaner, put Windex in it. This often works much better than the stuff they give you at the store. Make sure the wipe is always clean, as any residue may leave a film on your lenses.

To wash your sunglasses, just rinse them under warm tap water with a little liquid soap, and dry them with the wipe. Never use a sponge on your sunglasses as this will cause scratches.

When you’re not wearing your sunglasses, always keep them in a protective case. Some stores will give you a complimentary case when you purchase sunglasses, or you can get them at an optical shop or any store that sells sunglasses. Keep your shades in the case with your cleaning cloth.

If you notice any damage on your sunglasses, such as a loose screw, have them checked at an optical store. They may be able to fix it for you free of charge, or a very small fee. You may also be able to fix them yourself with a small screw.

If you’re wearing your sunglasses while you’re sweating, remove them often and wipe the sweat from around the entire frame. The acid in the sweat and the oils from the perspiration can damage the frames and the coating on the lenses.

Don’t leave your sunglasses laying outdoors for long periods, such as on the dashboard of your car. Similar to sweat and perspiration, the heat can also damage the lenses and can cause the frames to become rusty.

Wholesale sunglasses are much cheaper than in boutiques or opticians. Keep a pair in your car, in your office, and at home, split the cost with a friend, or buy a bunch and give them out as gifts during the holidays.

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