There is something very satisfying about collecting a new pair of spectacles.
As our friendly staff fine-tune the position of the nose pads and side length to achieve perfect fit, you can admire your new appearance in a mirror.
Seeing your eyes through pristine lenses is a pleasing experience, and there are plenty of things you can do to keep glasses looking as good as new.
Firstly, protect your spectacles when they are not being worn. We can advise about the relative merits of hard, and soft-shell cases, and we also stock an array of cleaning cloths and lens sprays, including those that will help your lenses remain fog free whilst wearing a facemask.
These are the only materials which should be used, since washing up liquid, household soaps and non-optical sprays may damage lens surfaces. Similarly, clothing or tissues leave tiny scratches that cumulatively will reduce the ability of the lenses to offer optimal vision correction.
If you regularly participate in outdoor sports, investing in sports sunglasses or a retaining sports band will ensure your new specs do not end up damaged by sudden drops or falls. Contact lenses provide an alternative visual solution for situations such as this too. Surface abrasions should be avoided by folding glasses up and placing them in the case provided when they are not being worn. Although the lenses we sell are extremely hard-wearing, unnecessary impacts should always be avoided.
If your lenses have picked up dirt, rinse it off with warm water rather than trying to scrape dried mud off with fingernails or cloths. Speaking of water, carry a spare cloth in a handbag or the car glovebox, to wipe away raindrops and mist without having to use towels or tissues. Hold your glasses by the bridge and lightly wipe lenses in a circular motion, ideally ensuring your own hands are clean first.
These tips should ensure your glasses remain in as-new condition for many months to come.