Most refractive errors may require wearing corrective eyewear as part of your treatment plan. Many prefer using eyeglasses for the clear vision, comfort, and convenience they offer. With proper care and maintenance, a good pair can last you several years. That said, not everyone may know how to properly clean and maintain them.

At EyeSite of The Villages, we offer a wide selection of high-quality specs that suit your lifestyle and address your vision needs. In todays’ post, our reliable eye doctor near Lady Lake, FL, shares six easy tips for ensuring your glasses’ long-lasting performance and stylish appearance:

1. Wash Your Hands Thoroughly

Dirt, lotion, and other substances from your hands may be transferred to your eyeglasses throughout the day, which can damage them. Proper hand washing helps prevent this, and also reduces your risk of eye infections. Dry your hands thoroughly with a microfiber cloth or lint-free towel afterward.

2. Rinse Your Eyeglasses

We suggest using lukewarm tap water to wash away surface debris on your eyeglasses. Refrain from using hot water, as this can damage your frame material and lens coatings.

3. Use a Pea-Sized Amount of Dishwashing Detergent

Most dishwashing liquids are highly concentrated, so we recommend using a very small amount, just the size of a pea. We also discourage using other cleaning solutions, as they may contain harsh chemicals that can damage your eyeglasses.

4. Gently Rub Your Lenses

The rubbing motion creates friction that helps remove debris buildup. Give special attention to the corners of your glasses as dust usually accumulates in these areas. Make sure to clean every part, as well as the ear pieces and nose pads.

5. Wash Them Off

Rinse with lukewarm tap water to remove all traces of soapsuds and other remaining grime that can cause eye irritations. If you do experience pain or irritation in your eyes, we can perform eye exams near Lady Lake, FL, for a more thorough assessment and prompt treatment.

6. Dry Them Completely

Remove excess water by gently shaking your eyeglasses. Afterward, use a microfiber cloth or lint-free towel to dry them thoroughly. Avoid using tissues, paper towels, or your shirt end, as these materials can scratch your lenses or leave debris on them.

We suggest carrying a microfiber cloth with you at all times so you can gently wipe off your glasses throughout the day. When you purchase new specs from our trusted eyeglasses store near Lady Lake, FL you’ll receive a microfiber cloth and cleaning solution with your new glasses.

For more tips on proper eyeglasses care, call us today at (352) 674-3937.