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How to avoid losing or breaking your glasses

Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 09:08 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

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There is nothing worse than that feeling of your glasses smashing under your feet or finding the frames twisted and bent or the feeling of knowing you set your glasses down somewhere but not knowing where. They are an important part of your life. Many people need to wear glasses and have them with them wherever they go.

Breaking or losing your glasses can be inconvenient and costly. Some breaks are unavoidable but most lost, broken and damaged glasses are preventable. It’s easy to make your glasses last longer and to take good care of them.

Here are some easy ways to avoid breaking your glasses.

Carry and use the case

When you get your glasses they will come with a case. Keep it with you wherever you go. Throw it in your briefcase, backpack or purse. Make it one of the essentials you don’t leave the house without. Then get into the habit of putting your glasses in their case whenever you take them off. They are either on your face or in their protective case. This way they are not going to get scratched, crushed or forgotten somewhere.

As an alternative you can buy a bag or purse that has a glasses pocket in it. These will be padded or fleece lined and make it easy to stash your glasses somewhere safe.

If you only wear your glasses some of the time be extra careful to put them in a safe place when you’re not using them. Create a routine around putting them away in the same place. You can also wear them on a string.

Have one place for them at home

When you’re at home there are certain times when you take off your glasses. Have a specific place for them where you put them every time. It can be your bedside table or on a dresser. If they are always in the same place you won’t have to worry about losing them or leaving them somewhere careless.

Look before you sit down and don’t leave them on chairs

Many people leave their glasses on a car chair or couch for a few moments when they pop out to do something else. By the time they get back they’ve forgotten about it and sit down on top of their glasses. Be careful where you leave your glasses. Try not to put them on chairs, couches or the seat in your car. Look down before you sit to make sure there is nothing below you.

Clean the lenses properly

You don’t necessarily need an expensive microfibre cloth to clean your lenses but there are some things you shouldn’t do. Don’t clean them on your shirt. It is dusty and may have skin particles or sweat on it. This debris could scratch the lens. Wet the lens before cleaning it. Normal soap and a cloth are good enough. You should clean them once a day.

Don’t leave them in the car

Cars magnify extreme temperatures. In cold weather they get really cold and in hot weather they become saunas. Leaving them in your car exposes them to extreme temperatures, which can damage them or wear them out more quickly.

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