Your eyes are two of your most valuable assets, which is why you should
support them by taking good care of your prescription eyewear. If you
find yourself frequently visiting the ophthalmologist’s office to
replace broken frames or missing eyeglasses, it’s time to reassess
your storage methods. It’s also a good idea to ask your ophthalmologist
whether you’re cleaning your eyeglasses properly.
Ophthalmologists recommend scratch-resistant lenses, but these eyeglasses are still prone
to scratches if you clean them improperly. Prevent these issues by following
these tips for caring for your eyeglasses.
Keep Them Clean
Keep your eyeglasses clean to ensure clear, sharp vision. Your ophthalmologist’s
office staff might recommend a particular eyeglass cleaner; otherwise,
clean the lenses gently under warm, soapy water. Rinse them thoroughly
and dry them with a microfiber lens cleaning cloth. Never use any other
materials, including paper towels or tissues, as these materials can cause
Store Them Properly
When you’re not wearing your eyeglasses,
use a hard-shell case to store them. Avoid using soft cases, as they will make your eyeglasses more vulnerable
to damage. If you set your glasses down, fold the frames and position
them so that the lenses are facing up. You should never leave your eyeglasses
in a hot car. If you’re prone to misplacing your glasses, always
keep the case in the same place in your home.
Adjust Them As Needed
Eyeglasses are susceptible to becoming misaligned—particularly when
they are frequently mishandled. Avoid misalignment by using both of your
hands to position your glasses on your nose, and refrain from wearing
them on top of your head. If you notice your frames becoming misaligned,
bring them to your ophthalmologist’s office for an adjustment.
The office of
Dr. Mark Hornfeld carries a wide array of frames and lenses to suit every need and preference.
Call our NYC practice today at (646) 502-4142 or visit our website to
learn more. We also offer LASIK surgery, glaucoma treatment, and cataract surgery.