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How to Take Care of Your Eyeglasses

They're not cheap, so you want to make them last as long as you can.


  • Step 1: Inspect glasses Inspect your glasses often, making sure the screws are tight and they align correctly on your face.
  • TIP: Tighten loose screws with a small precision screwdriver. Or take them to your local eyeglass store: They're usually willing to do it free as a courtesy.
  • Step 2: Clean glasses Clean your glasses frequently with a microfiber cloth made especially for lenses.
  • TIP: If your glasses are very dirty, clean with regular dishwashing soap and water, then rinse thoroughly and air dry. Or use the pre-moistened cloths sold at drugstores.
  • Step 3: Use two hands Always use both hands to remove your glasses. If you pull them off with just one hand, you'll likely do so off to the side, gradually bending the frame over time.
  • Step 4: Buy an eyeglass chain Buy an eyeglass chain and use it when you're doing something that may cause them to fly off.
  • Step 5: Store safely When not wearing them, always store your eyeglasses in a hard case.
  • FACT: Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals in 1784.

You Will Need

  • Microfiber cleaning cloths
  • And a hard eyeglass case
  • Small precision screwdriver
  • Soap and water
  • And pre-moistened cleaning cloths

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