Eyeglasses are often worn for long hours. In the course of use, they pick up dust, dirt and smudges. Sometimes, they get worn out or torn apart. To ensure that they last and also provide maximum benefit during their lifetime, it is important that they are well cared for. One way to do this is by using the appropriate accessories for eyeglasses.
Below are 5 key accessories that will help you care for your glasses properly and get the best out of them.
A case is a storage accessory for eyeglasses. The good ones are designed to protect the glasses when they are not in use. They have a hard exterior that protects the glasses from impact and a soft lining on the inside that protects the lenses from scratches. If you do not want to find your glasses scratched, crushed, or broken, get a good case to store them when you are not wearing them.
Lens cleaning cloth
Eyeglass lenses pick up dust, dirt, and smudges throughout the day. These can interfere with vision by making objects appear blurry or distorted. A lens cleaning cloth is an essential accessory you need to keep your lenses clean and clear throughout the day. A good lens cleaning cloth is made of microfiber material. It is smooth, soft, and cleans lenses without scratching them or leaving any lint on them.
Lens cleaning solution
Sometimes, eyeglasses pick up dust, dirt, or smudges that a lens cleaning cloth may not easily wipe off. This can happen if you spend time in a dusty environment or substances splash on your glasses, or you have not worn your eyeglasses for a while. Spraying lens cleaning solution on the lenses will help loosen the dirt so that it can be easily wiped off with the cloth.
After using your glasses for a while, your frame may widen or the screws may loosen. Instead of going to the eye clinic or optical shop, which may not even be convenient for you at that time, you can easily fix these minor damages at home with the right screwdriver. A good eyeglass screwdriver should be made of durable metal. An example is the portable one in the video above. It is made of stainless steel which is resistant to rusting. It has 3 different screw heads that can be used to tighten or loosen the screws of most eyeglass frames.
If you want to be able to do much more repairs like replacing worn-out screws and nose pads, you will need to invest in a repair kit. This kit contains more screwdrivers and screws of different sizes.
An eyeglass chain is an accessory that is used to keep eyeglasses safe when they are not on the face but are still being used. An example of this situation is when a reading glass wearer who alternates between computer work and meetings with people throughout the day takes off his glasses when switching from computer work to a meeting and puts them back on when switching from the meeting back to his computer. In this situation, putting the eyeglasses in their case may not be convenient as they are still being used. On the other hand, leaving them lying around increases their risk of getting scratched, crushed, or broken. With the eyeglass chain, however, he eliminates the inconvenience and keeps them safe around his neck.