4 Ways to Avoid Scratching Your Glasses

If you wear glasses daily, you might be used to the task of cleaning your glasses from fog, water, and anything else that seems to find its way onto your lenses. While most messes can be cleaned with a simple wipe, scratches on lenses are less of a quick fix and, aside from being an annoying obstruction to your view, can be costly to remove. 

This is why it’s important to protect your glasses from being scratched in the first place. Taking a few extra precautions and implementing the following tips in your daily routine can help keep your lenses scratch-free and your eyes (and wallet) happy. 

Use a Case

This tip may sound like a no-brainer, but many eye-glass owners are guilty of tossing their glasses into their bags or onto their desks without a second thought. Making the effort to keep your glasses in a case when not in use will save you from unwanted scratches and repairs. Many hard cases are lightweight yet sturdy enough to protect your frames.

Keep Your Lense-Up

Anytime you set your glasses down, there’s a chance the lenses might scratch against the surface. To avoid this, get in the habit of always placing your glasses down with the lenses facing up towards the ceiling. 

Remove Glasses by the Temples

If you’ve ever dropped your glasses when taking them off, chances were you removed them by the rims. To avoid dropping your frames and ensure a good grip, always hold your glasses by the temples with both hands when removing them from your face.

Use a Microfiber Cloth to Clean Your Glasses 

While wiping a smudged lens on a shirt or any handy cloth comes as second nature to many, this can actually lead to small scratches. Instead of using abrasive cloths to clean your lenses, opt for a microfiber cloth specifically designed for wiping glasses. This way you get clear lenses every time, with zero chance of new scratches. 

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