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8 Tips to Make Your Glasses Last Longer

Angie Garcia

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Angie Garcia

Updated: 18 April 2024 •  
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Do you find yourself having to constantly replace your glasses?
 
If so, we get it and we know it can be frustrating.
 
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you maximize the lifespan of your eyewear.
 
From choosing the right type of glasses to learning how to maintain it properly, we’ve got you covered.
 
So, let’s dive in and learn how to make your glasses last longer!

1. Handle and wear glasses with care

person holding glasses by the frames using both hands

Always hold your glasses by the frames rather than the lenses, and use both hands when putting them on or taking them off.

 
When handling and wearing your glasses, a little care goes a long way in preserving them.
 

For starters, always use both hands when putting on or taking off your glasses.
 
Also, be gentle when adjusting the fit to avoid putting too much pressure on your glasses.
 
It helps to be mindful of your glasses during everyday activities as well, like making sure to not place them on unstable surfaces or sitting on them accidentally.
 

2. Repair and replace with professionals

mouqy optician adjusting nosepad of a frame

If your glasses no longer provide optimal vision correction, it’s best to consult with an optician for a new pair.

 

Sometimes, even with the utmost care, glasses can encounter issues that need professional attention.
 
If you notice any significant damage such as broken frames or lenses, you can consult a professional optician for repairs.
 

They have the expertise and tools to fix your glasses properly so they can continue to work as they should.
 
Common issues that require repairs or replacements include loose or missing screws, bent frames, scratched lenses, or damaged nose pads.
 

3. Choose more durable frames and lenses

The truth is, longer-lasting glasses start with the careful selection of your frames and lenses.
 
Consider opting for lens materials like polycarbonate or Trivex.
 
Compared to traditional lens materials like glass, they can better withstand accidental impact and provide superior durability.
 

At Mouqy, we provide a diverse selection of lens materials to cater to your lifestyle needs. Our polycarbonate lenses are made from a robust yet lightweight material for remarkable impact resistance, thinness, durability, and comfort.
 
These lenses are an excellent choice for those who wear prescription eyeglasses daily and require lenses that can withstand their active lifestyle.
 

We also offer Trivex lenses, which boast comparable durability.
 
Constructed with low-density plastic, this popular lens material prioritizes comfort while delivering exceptional clarity.
 

When it comes to frames’ materials, look for those made with titanium or stainless steel.
 
Known for their durability and lightweight properties, these materials can withstand accidental drops and bend without easily breaking.
 

 

The Fabulous’ textured, geometrical frames add a touch of sophistication, while the high-quality titanium material ensures it will last a long time.
 

 

Designed with durability and comfort in mind, the premium NEAT NT903 titanium frames is a worthwhile investment.
 
Its classic round shape, full-rimmed wire frame, and delicate geometric pattern easily pulls any look together.
 

The Quaff frames have a versatile dark brown color that adds warmth and elegance to any outfit.
 
With their lightweight and durable metal material, they provide optimal comfort for everyday wear and are made to last.
 

4. Avoid overexposure to the elements

Sun, wind, and sand can all pose risks to your eyewear.
 
Sunlight, with its UV rays, can lead to fading and discoloration of lenses, so investing in sunglasses with UV protection is essential.
 
Strong winds can cause scratches or misalignment of frames, so shield your glasses with a hat or hold them securely when you’re out in such conditions.
 

Sand particles can also scratch lenses and even damage coatings, so keeping your glasses in a case or pouch when not in use is the way to go.
 

5. Be cautious during outdoor activities

When engaging in sports and outdoor activities, it’s especially important to take care of your glasses.
 
For high-intensity sports like basketball or tennis, use sports straps to keep your glasses securely in place.
 
For water activities, consider using water-resistant or floating straps to prevent your glasses from sinking in case they accidentally fall into the water.
 

Afterwards, remember to clean your glasses to remove dust and dirt that can affect your vision and scratch your lenses.
 
By being cautious and taking these simple steps, you can enjoy your favorite activities while keeping your glasses safe and ready for action.
 

6. Store your glasses properly

woman store a pair of eyeglasses into glasses case

Make it a habit of storing your glasses correctly when they’re not in use.

 

Proper storage is crucial for prolonging the life of your glasses.
 
Store them in a dedicated case to shield them from bumps, scratches, and dust.
 
Always put your glasses in their case when not in use and avoid leaving them on unstable surfaces.
 
It only takes a few seconds, but it can save you from potential damage or the frustration of searching for misplaced glasses.
 

If you don’t have a case, you may temporarily use a microfiber pouch or cloth.
 

7. Avoid extreme temperatures

exposing glasses frame to heat from the sun

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause your glasses’ frames to become misshapen or weakened, compromising their structural integrity.

 

To ensure the longevity of your glasses, it’s crucial to protect them from extreme temperatures.
 
Avoid leaving your glasses in your car or exposing them to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can cause warping and bending to the frames.
 

Extreme cold temperatures can also be detrimental, making the frames more brittle and susceptible to breakage.
 
Freezing temperatures can lead to cracks or fractures in the materials.
 
Instead, store your glasses in a cool and dry place when not in use, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
 

8. Clean your glasses regularly

man cleaning his glasses using cleaner cloth

Keeping your glasses clean prevents the buildup of debris and particles that can scratch the lenses over time.

 
Throughout the day, your glasses can accumulate smudges, oils, and dirt that may keep you from seeing clearly and potentially damage the lens coatings.
 
Your best bet is to clean them regularly with a gentle lens cleaning solution and a soft cloth.
 
While you’re at it, don’t forget to clean the frames, paying extra attention to the nose pads and temple areas.
 
Check and tighten any loose screws or seek professional help from an optician or eyewear retailer if needed.
 

Make your glasses go the distance

So there you have it!
 
These valuable tips will help you maximize the longevity of your glasses and make the most of your investment.
 

All in all, remember to handle and wear your glasses with care, seek professional repair or replacement when needed, choose durable frames and lenses, protect your glasses from the elements, be cautious during outdoor activities, and perform regular maintenance.
 

By following these simple habits, you can keep your glasses in great condition and continue to wear them for much longer!

Angie Garcia

Written by:

Angie Garcia

Angie is a Manila-based writer who specializes in wellness and lifestyle topics. She likes trying out new workouts and drinking coffee when not writing.

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