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Preventing scratches and caring for your specs

Scratches are one of the biggest plights facing the modern glasses wearer. They never seem to appear alone, often popping up with no logical explanation as to how they got there. Not only do scratches affect your glasses cosmetically, but they also act as pesky distractions that can reduce clarity and your ability to concentrate.

We recommend that you avoid using any unapproved chemical solutions or methods for trying to fix scratched lenses, as they often use abrasive materials and solutions. Even those labeled non-abrasive can cause damage to the lens. Instead, we recommend regularly cleaning your lenses and doing your best to prevent scratches using the below methods. Here are some tips on how to remove scratches from glasses safely and effectively.

CLEANING YOUR LENS WITH A GOOD MICROFIBER LENS CLOTH

Instead of experimenting with how to remove scratches from your glasses, we recommend regularly cleaning them. This will not only help to increase the lifetime of your glasses but it will also help to reduce the visibility of any scratches. The use of KeenVision high cotton microfiber lens cloths can help you achieve this.

WASHING-UP WITH WATER

This is an easy at-home clean that is more effective than just holding your glasses under running water. Simply run your glasses under Luke-warm water to remove any dust or larger pieces of dirt and debris. Use a KeenVision microfiber cloth to gently dry the lenses to prevent leaving any streaks.

 ALCOHOL-FREE SPRAY

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This is the easiest and most recommended method for cleaning your lenses. Apply the alcohol-free spray to a microfiber cloth and gently, but thoroughly, clean the lenses. Make sure to remove any excess liquid before you finish to prevent any streaks or smudges.

These methods are ideal for those looking for a quick and effective way of cleaning there frames and lenses.

It is important to use a microfiber cleaning cloth to clean your lenses and even more essential to ensure that your cleaning cloth itself is kept clean. Attempting to use an unclean cloth on your lenses can lead to smudges and streaks.

SIMPLE WAYS TO PREVENT SCRATCHES ON YOUR LENS-

The easiest way to deal with scratches on your lenses is to avoid them to begin with. Of course, this is easier said than done but here are some tips to help you do that.

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR GLASSES IS IN A CASING WHEN NOT AT USE

Lenses will always be at risk of scratches when you’re wearing your glasses. With the fast-paced and chaotic nature of modern life, it is almost impossible to avoid them. You can, however, have more control when not wearing your frames. Keeping them in their supplied case is the easiest and most effective way of keeping your glasses safe.

MAINTAIN A PROPER WAY OF PUTTING AND TAKING OFF YOUR GLASSES

Unfortunately, most scratches and smudges are self-inflicted. They are often caused by the casual and almost careless way that glasses are handled. We tend to pay more attention to other people’s actions than our own. This means that we forget the damage that our own hands can do to our lenses. It is best to avoid touching your lenses whenever possible. We recommend gently grabbing your glasses by the temple or nose bridge if they need to be removed or adjusted. This reduces the risk of smudging or scratching your lenses.

MAKE SURE YOUR GLASSES ARE PLACED PROPERLY WHEN NOT ON YOUR FACE

The biggest cause of scratched lenses is leaving your glasses face down on a table. It may not seem like much but any slight knock or movement on an abrasive surface can cause damage to your lenses. That’s why we recommend leaving your frames with the arms open and the ends facing upwards, such as in the image below.

At Keen vision, we provide the highest value services to our clients. Our services include

  1. Refraction
  2. Tonometry (Intra Ocular Pressure Test)
  3. Central Visual Field Test
  4. Stereopsis Test
  5. Ophthalmoscopy
  6. Retinoscopy
  7. Pachymetry
  8. Frame Warming

Our two branches located in Gwarinpa and Maitama are poised to serve you and help you make valuable decisions about your eye care and health

Get in touch with us today by email, phone or simply by visiting us to find out how we can be part of your healthy eye care

 

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