HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GLASSES

Posted 23 days ago by Danielle Winstone

How to care for your glasses BLOG

Eyewear is an investment, therefore it's important to know how to care for your glasses or sunglasses to ensure they stay in great shape. Here are some tips to keeping your eyewear looking spec-tacular.

At OCULA, we set you up for success by providing, complimentary, the following key pieces to ensure you can protect your eyewear:

  1. A microfiber cloth. Always use a microfiber cleaning cloth. Using paper tissues or cotton-based t-shirts will scratch the lenses over time.
  2. A lens spray. Using your lens spray is a safe way to remove any stubborn residue. 
  3. A hard case. Storing your glasses without a case, or placing them face-down on a surface? The lenses on your glasses can scratch easily when not treated with care, so be sure to use the hard case provided with your new eyewear. 

Thanks to every day wear and tear, your eyewear needs regular maintenance.

In addition to the above, if you purchased your eyewear from OCULA, servicing of your eyewear will always be complimentary. Pop into OCULA and we can:

  • Adjust your frames if they are too loose and slipping.
  • Tighten the hinge screws if the 'arms' are loose
  • Change the nose pads when they start to build up with makeup and sweat.
  • Make sure the frames are sitting straight when you are wearing them. 

You can also clean your eyewear at home safely.

Just be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Always use your microfiber cleaning cloth. Using paper tissues or cotton-based t-shirts will scratch the lenses over time.
  • Use your OCULA lens sprays or Zeiss Wet Wipes to freshly clean your lenses throughout the day. You can get your lens spray bottle re-filled at any OCULA branch. 
  • A drop of liquid lotion-free soap can be used to get rid of any stubborn residue, such as makeup or greasy fingerprints. Wash gently using your finger tips and rinse your glasses under lukewarm water, then use a clean microfiber cloth to polish the lenses.

Situations to avoid:

  • Exposing your lenses to extreme hot or cold conditions. This can easily happen when opening the fire or oven door, or leaving your eyewear on the dashboard of your car. 
  • Storing your glasses without a case, or placing them face-down on a surface. The lenses on your glasses can scratch easily when not treated with care, so be sure to use the hard case provided with your new eyewear. 

Need help? Pop into any of our stores, and we'll happily assist you, or demonstrate eyewear care tips. 

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