We wear our glasses all day, but we don’t think much about the toll the day takes on our lenses.
You can’t always avoid having your glasses scratched or bent, but there are a lot of things you can do to preserve the clarity of your lenses and integrity of your frames.
Tip #1: Clean Your Glasses The Right Way
Our first instinct when we notice dusty or smudged lenses is to give them a quick wipe with our shirt. Don’t do it! Cleaning dry lenses with the wrong cloth simply grinds dirt and oils into them, leaving hairline scratches which soon cloud your vision. Instead, follow this guide:
Don’t spit on your glasses to clean them. Aside from exposing your eyes to bacteria, the enzymes in saliva can eat away at anti-scratch lens coating.
Tip #2: If They’re Not On Your Face...
Glasses get sat on, knocked off nightstands, and dropped. The best thing you can do to protect them is to keep one simple rule--if they’re not on your face, keep them in a case! If you don’t have a case handy, be mindful of where you leave your glasses. Place them where they won’t get sat upon or swept to the floor.
Tip #3: Be Smart When Working Out
Wear a sports strap to keep your frames secure during physical activity. Better yet, wear an old backup pair. Sweat quickly dissolves some coatings on frames and lenses. If you frequently run or play sports, think about investing in a pair of activewear lenses. They have the comfort, protection, and toughness you’ll need.
Keep Your Glasses Looking New!
With proper care and a bit of precaution, your glasses can stay as clear and beautiful as the day you got them. To help with that, we’re proud to offer the latest in protective lens coatings. Ask us about them the next time you’re here for an appointment!
Thanks for choosing us as your support team for lifelong vision health. We appreciate you!
In addition to the basics, bring a list of questions or concerns you may have about your vision health. We love visiting with you.
The more we understand about your habits, concerns, and existing health conditions, the more personalized care we can provide. There are a few things you can do to help.
Maximize Our Time Together By Bringing Along...
1. Appropriate Healthcare Cards & Information
Do you carry your healthcare cards with you? Some of us do and some of us don’t. It’s a good idea to bring both your medical and vision insurance cards to your eye appointment with us. With these in hand, completing the necessary paperwork is easier, and we can ensure that the information we have about you is up to date.
2. Medications You’re Taking
To help us provide precise care, it’s important that we know the medications and/or supplements you take. Not just the ones that may be specific to your sight, but all of them! Before your appointment, make a list of current medications and supplements including dosages and frequencies. Thanks in advance.
3. Current Eyewear (including your sunglasses!)
Bring all of the eyewear you use to your appointments. This should include the sunglasses you may be wearing, daily wear, readers, or even occupational eyewear.
4. Notes With Your Questions And/Or Symptoms
Having a clear set of questions can help both of us with your lifelong vision care. If you’re managing chronic conditions, this list will help us see patterns, warning signs, and suggest improvements we can discuss.
Protect Your Vision With Regular Appointments
Regular comprehensive exams help protect one of your most precious assets— your vision! Our vision changes over time, so it’s important to keep scheduled appointments, even when you feel like there aren’t any “problems”. Preventive care is the best care.
We’re so grateful to be one of your lifelong, trusted healthcare partners! We value our relationship with you, and hope that you’ll come to us if you ever have questions or concerns about your sight. Thanks for being a part of our practice family!