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3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Eyewear


  1. Take your eyewear off with both hands- Taking your eyeglasses off will help keep the shape of the eyewear intact. Are you always back at the optical getting your eyeglasses readjusted? Are your eyeglasses always sliding down your nose? Are the arms spread out too far? It is likely that you take your eyeglasses off with one hand and usually the same hand. That recurrent force over time causes the one arm to come out of alignment which results in loose glasses that constantly have to be pushed up or even fall off your face. The secret is to take your eyewear off with both hands.
  2. Clean your lenses with a microfiber cloth and eyeglass cleaner- The lenses are the actual part of the eyewear that you see out of, so it is wise to keep them in optimal condition.  Lenses can also be expensive, especially if you add any of the premium options. Never use tissue or a paper towel to clean your lenses.  All paper products are off limits as they all contain wood pieces that will cause scratches in your lenses, sometimes after only a few uses.
  3. Store your glasses in an eyeglass case- Eyewear should be put in a case before you put it in your purse, gym bag, or drawer. A hard case is preferred as it provides added protection. You wouldn’t dream of not having a case for your phone because you realize the value and you know that it is expensive and inconvenient to replace. Well for prescription eyewear you should have the same mindset. Broken or mangled eyewear can be inconvenient especially if you don’t have a back up pair and can’t see for a few days.Follow the steps above and you are well on your way to having beautiful long-lasting eyewear.

5 Reasons You Need Multiple Pairs of Eyeglasses

PictureI am Dr. Sylvia Jones, and I have been an optometrist (eye doctor) for over 12 years. In that time, I have observed one of the oddest phenomenon in healthcare and certainly in the retail world. Most people believe that all they need is one pair of eyeglasses. To suggest they need more than one pair is blasphemy or perceived as some sort of invasive sales technique. Maybe our culture has been conditioned by insurance coverage? “All I want is what my insurance covers and they only cover one pair every 2 years!” However, if I suggested to someone that all they needed was one pair of pants, one pair of shoes, one shirt, or even one pair of earrings they would look at me as though I had lost my mind, to continue by saying every 2 years you might consider locking me up.  In our busy multifaceted lives we need different items for different situations. You don’t lift weights in your evening gown and you don’t go to a business meeting in your pajamas.

Below are the top 5 reasons you need multiple pairs of eyeglasses: