Eyeglasses

Tips for People Who Wear Eyeglasses

When your vision compromises your ability to enjoy life, eyeglasses can help you regain control. However, these prescription devices aren't always the easiest to live with. From accidental drops to frames that don't fit quite right, there are a number of problems that can make your glasses difficult to wear. This is especially true for those who are new to corrective lenses or don't need to wear their glasses all the time. Use these tips from Dr. Curtis R. Anderson, O.D. in Lawrence KS to make your eyeglass experience more enjoyable.

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Keeping Them Clean

One of the biggest struggles for eyeglass wearers is keeping their lenses free of the dirt, dust, and debris they constantly collect. These tips help you keep your lenses clean without damaging the glass.

  • Use a microfiber cloth to clean your lenses. Other types of fabric can leave scratches that interfere with your field of vision.
  • Spritz a little glass cleaning solution onto your lenses or cloth before wiping away the dust to further reduce the likelihood of unsightly scratches. Never use harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, vinegar, or alcohol, as these can strip your lenses of protective coatings.
  • Place your glasses in a hard-shell case when they aren't in use to keep them clean.

If your glasses start to look foggy or have deep scratches on the lens, see your eye doctor. Some lenses can be repaired while others may require a complete replacement.

Perfect Your Fit

If your glasses are uncomfortable, it's likely that you won't wear them as often as you should. Use these tips to ensure your eyeglasses are always comfortable and perfectly fitted to your face.

  • Avoid buying glasses from the internet. While the deals may look good, it is nearly impossible to get the right fit without a professional, in-person consultation.
  • Place weather-stripping around your over-the-ear headphones. This provides extra cushion for your frames, so they don't press into your skin.
  • When nose pads get out-of-place, put them on a flat surface before attempting to adjust. A flat surface makes it easier to ensure proper alignment.

Purchasing your frames from your eye doctor is the best way to ensure you walk out with frames that fit. If your eyeglasses start to feel uncomfortable, your vision center team will be happy to help you make them right.

Eyeglasses for the Entire Family from Dr. Curtis R. Anderson, O.D.

Dr. Curtis R. Anderson, O.D. is your source for high-quality corrective lenses in the Lawrence area. His team is ready with more tips to help you get the most out of your eyeglasses. Contact us for more information on frames, lenses, and other optometry services. You can call us at 785-843-8200 to schedule an appointment today!