Eyeglass Care – Getting The Most Out of Your Eyewear

Eyeglasses are not a cheap item, so with a little proper eyeglass care you can make them last a long time, assuming of course your vision doesn’t need a new prescription.

The first thing you’ll need is a microfiber cleaning cloth and a hard eyeglass case. A small precision screwdriver (optional but convenient), soap and water and the pre-moistened cleaning cloths they sell at any drugstore.

Secondly, you’ll want to inspect to make sure the small screws on your eyeglasses are tight and that they align on your face properly. Take the small screwdriver and tighten the loose screws. If you don’t have a precision screwdriver, you can bring them into any of our three eyeglass stores in Seattle or Bellevue and we’ll do it for free as a courtesy.

Thirdly,  with the microfiber cloth which is made specifically for lenses, clean your eyeglasses frequently. If for any reason they are extremely dirty, you can clean them with dish washing liquid and water, then rinse them well and let them air dry. You can also use the pre-moistened cloths.

Another precaution you should take is to buy an eyeglass chain so you can use it whenever you are performing any kind of handy work around the house or workplace so they don’t fly off your face and get damaged.

And last but not least, remember to always remove your eyeglasses using both hands. Removing them with one hand will cause the frame to bend gradually over time, eventually making them uncomfortable to wear.

Ruvane Richman says selling eyeglasses is in his genes. He’s the founder of Market Optical near Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which he started at the age of 23. Today Market Optical has two eyewear stores in Seattle and one in Bellevue.

Ruvane Richman – who has written posts on Market Optical | Best Eyeglasses in Seattle and Bellevue.

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