Sunglasses certainly play a vital part in protecting our eyes from various harmful rays under direct sunlight and glare from reflecting objects. Sunglasses also are a stunning accessory to beautify your look and an additional appeal to your outfit by coordinating with other clothing. They are an item you carry daily, and you get attached very much as an adorable companion. The more you take care of your favorite shades, the longer they will stay with you. Here are some tips to help you keep your shades in good condition and last longer.
Glass lenses are more resistant than plastic or Polycarbonate lenses. Unfortunately, the polycarbonate lens now becomes standard for the eyewear industry. Even with scratch-coating included, polycarbonate lenses tend to get scratches during daily use. The best way to prevent your glasses from scratching is always to store them in protective cases or a soft pouch. Your glasses get scratches if you usually have a habit of placing them directly in a handbag since other rough stuff in the bag may impact and cause damages.
Clean your sunglasses properly.
Sunglasses are easy to get stains and muck since they absorb oils from our fingers or skin, layers of grime and smudges from outside, the remains of our makeup. For this reason, properly cleaning your sunglasses is necessary to prolong their lifespan. Be aware that using a paper towel, your shirt, and window cleaner may cause scratches and damage to the protective layer on the lenses.
- Removing the lenses is not required, but it helps you to clean deep inside small grooves.
- Put a couple drops of dishwashing soap onto the frame, lenses and then rinse your glasses with the warm water.
- Brush gently on the lens surfaces and entire the frame with a soft toothbrush. Pay attention to areas that collect the dust the most as frame hinges, frame grooves, and nose pads.
- To dry sunglasses thoroughly by using a soft microfiber cloth.
- To place them in a case to avoid collecting dust again.
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Not wearing them on your head
Some people often put sunglasses on their heads to make a cool look. This fashion habit seems to be natural, but it can shorten the life span of your glasses. Why? You may ask. Because when you do that all the time, your shades may be getting out of shape, and screws become loose. Besides that, chemicals from your hair products can smear on your sunglasses, and lead to damage to protective layers.
Thus, to make your glasses last longer, properly wearing them is necessary. Somebody usually grips one arm of sunglasses to wear; however, it can lead to distorted temples after a long time.
Handle your sunglasses with care
Needless to say, you had better treat your sunglasses with proper care. In other words, every time you wear and take your sunglasses off, make sure that you do this gently, which helps to keep your glasses always in good shape.
Avoid excessive heat
Keep your sunglasses away from excessive heat because high temperature can deform the plastic frame and break down lens coatings. In case your car is parked outdoors, never leave or toss your sunglasses in your car or on the dashboard all day since the heat level inside is pretty high compared to outside. Sunglass lenses can not withhold a high temperature and lead to damages on polarized, mirrored coatings. In the long run, your protective coatings on these lenses might deteriorate gradually, your mirrored or polarized shades will not last long.