When we are asking ourselves how to properly look after our sunglasses, we’re always come to these two common questions. How should we clean the sunglasses? How to keep the sunglasses from breakage? How to adjust the sunglasses to avoid it look crooked on your face?
We suggest the way how to clean the sunglasses in another article. You may read with the below link:
In this article, we focus on how to keep the sunglasses from breakage.
Using a protective case
Get into the habit of putting your sunglasses in a protective case or holder whenever they are not on your face. Use the protective case to store your sunglasses, as the lenses can easily get scratched if you fail to keep them somewhere safe. A protective case may keep your sunglasses away from many kinds of damage, including lens scratches or temple breakage incurred while your sunglasses bounce around in your handbags.
Make sure that the protective case is clean and dust-free, as any abrasive particles inside the case may cause the lens scratched. Therefore, wrap your sunglasses up with a clean microfiber cloth when placing them in a solid protective case.
But, if you don’t like a bulky case, find a sleeker one. Microfiber pouches are also great to keep the sunglasses at the glovebox or glove compartment in your car.
Place your sunglasses carefully
Never place your sunglasses on a desk, counter, bar table or automobile dashboard, as small movement on any hard and rough surfaces may cause lens scratches.
Don’t put sunglasses on the top of your head. One of the common reasons for sunglasses breakage or lens scratches is because they fall off from the head. Besides, putting them on the head can distort the shape and shorten their lifespan.
Butts are the enemies of sunglasses or eyeglasses, as another common reasons for sunglasses breakage is sitting down on the top of the sunglasses. Many people leave their sunglasses on a car seat for a few minutes, when they get back to the car and they find the butts hit the sunglasses. So, look before you sit.
Besides, never leave your sunglasses in your automobiles for too long, as cars amplify extreme temperatures. In a hot summer, car temperatures can reach upwards to 90 degrees Celsius. Temperatures of over 80 degrees Celsius can damage even the toughest lenses, frames or plastic temples. In particular, plastic lenses should not be exposed to high temperatures, which could have an adverse effect on the durability of lens coatings. Mirror or anti-reflective coatings on the lenses can be damaged. In some extreme conditions, such as a car in desert, the extreme temperature fluctuation magnifying in the car can lead to surface cracks due to the different structures of the base lens and the lens coating. Therefore, never leave your sunglasses in the car for long periods of time. In fact, you should enjoy the sunshine with your sunglasses!
Use two hands
Like give your loved a hug with both hands, put on your sunglasses with both hands. This keeps the sunglasses straight and in the right alignment. Similarly, take them off with your both hands, as taking them off one-handed stretches them out and makes the hinge loose, even the sunglasses are of spring hinges. Love your sunglasses, use both hands and let your sunglasses stay right all summer long!