Here at Peepers, we know the importance of investing money in products that last. Getting reading glasses that will last a long time starts by investing in high-quality readers made from durable materials from temple to tip. But even the best reading glasses can become scratched or damaged if they’re not cared for properly. This care guide will help you protect your investment into your reading glasses and, ultimately, protect your investment into your overall eye health.
Avoid These Common Eyeglasses Mistakes
Sometimes, glasses are ruined by seemingly innocuous miscalculations. To prevent that from happening to you, be sure to avoid these three common mistakes.
#1: Wearing Glasses On Top of Your Head
Because reading glasses are used only for close distances, many people will lift them up and settle them on top of their heads when they’re not in use. This seems like a great way to keep track of your readers throughout the day.
Unfortunately, wearing your glasses on top of your head causes stress to the temples of your glasses and can permanently alter the shape of your frames. Instead, try wearing your glasses around your neck on a faux leather cord or a pebble hexagon cord.
#2: Leaving Your Glasses… Wherever
Another common mistake is leaving glasses wherever you used them last. From leaving them on the dashboard of your car to tossing them into your purse after perusing the restaurant menu, it’s common for reading glasses to take a beating by the end of the day.
It’s really important that when you’re not wearing your glasses, they’re stored safely in a canvas case or foldable triangle case. Not only do cases prevent glasses from being scratched by anything in your purse, but they also protect your glasses from dust and debris. Glasses can also struggle in extreme temperatures, so you don't want to leave them sitting on your dash in the summer heat or lying in your glovebox in sub-zero temperatures in the dead of winter. Your best bet is to slip them safely into a case and bring them with you wherever you're going.
#3: Cleaning Your Glasses With the First Thing You See
From the hem of a shirt to a paper towel, we’ve seen people cleaning their glasses with all sorts of materials. Unfortunately, most of these materials, even if they feel soft, are abrasive in nature, leaving smears and scratches all over the lenses of your reading glasses.
Instead, it’s imperative that you use a cleaning cloth designed specifically to clean lenses, like the ones found in our cleaning cloth kit. These microfiber cloths are gentle on your lenses, providing smudge-free clarity without causing damage over time.
Preventative Maintenance for Reading Glasses
Although taking good care of your readers on a daily basis is the best way to help them lead their longest life, there is also some preventative maintenance you can do to improve their lifespan.
One of the best ways you can maintain your reading glasses is to look over your glasses and familiarize yourself with them. On a regular basis, check for loose screws and tighten them if they appear to be backing out. Our cleaning kit includes a mini screwdriver and extra screws to help you keep your readers in ship-shape.
Cleaning your glasses is another way to keep them in their best condition. Ideally, you would clean your glasses using only a gentle cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth. In a pinch, however, you can substitute warm, soapy water for the lens cleaning solution.
Peepers Has Everything You Need to Make Your Reading Glasses Last
Here at Peepers, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality reading glasses that stand the test of time. We start by crafting quality frames. Flexible spring hinges provide maximum comfort and security, while scratch-resistant coatings on the lenses can help prevent your wear-everywhere glasses from deteriorating with age. But even beyond our signature peepers, we continue to provide what you need to protect your investment. Our accessory pouch is especially useful, containing:
- A faux-leather accessory pouch to house all your reading glasses accessories
- A bottle of Peepers’ eyeglass cleaner spray
- A colorful striped cleaning cloth
- A repair kit with a screwdriver and extra screws
- A turquoise beaded chain
By investing a little extra money and time into your readers in the short term, you can save a lot of money and frustration in the long term, enjoying many years with your stylish reading glasses.