42a Main Street,
Eglinton, BT47 3AD
Tel: 028 7181 4991

Glasses General

Looking After Your Glasses

We recognise that buying new glasses can be a considerable investment and you want your glasses to perform well for their entire lifespan, simply following our simple guides below will help ensure your glasses stay in tip-top condition.

Cleaning Your Glasses

  • Use a soft, microfiber cloth to clean your lenses. We’ll give you a new complimentary cloth with your new glasses, and should you like a spare one we also stock a variety of patterned cloths.
  • Use a good-quality lens cleaning spray every day to remove grease/fingerprints from your glasses. Never use household cleaning products as these can ruin coated lenses.
  • Gently, rub the lenses in a circular motion to wipe the cleaning solution across the surface of the lens.
  • Keep gently wiping until the solution has evaporated (this may take longer with non-alcoholic lens cleaning solutions).
  • If there are nose pads on your lenses, clean these carefully with cotton bud wetted in lens cleaning solution for very stubborn dirt and debris. We can change nose-pads in a matter of minutes if they get a little worn!

Things to Remember When Handling Your Glasses

  • Avoid touching your lenses with your fingers.
  • Avoid using polishes on your lenses, this could scratch them.
  • If you’re using a dry cloth, don’t rub or press too hard on the lenses.
  • Avoid using tissues or paper towels to clean the lenses as fibres will be left on the lenses and will scratch them.
  • Any screws on the frames should be checked regularly and tightened before cleaning.
  • Avoid sleeping with your glasses on as this can bend/break the frame.
  • Ensure that your lenses are not face-down when setting them on any surface.
  • Always store your glasses in their protective case.
  • Use both hands when putting on or taking off your glasses.