Everyone who has ever worn glasses knows that there inevitably comes a day when they break. While nothing lasts forever, there are a number of ways that you can protect your glasses to ensure that they survive longer.

Always Use Your Case

This may seem like common sense, but there are a lot of people who do not always use the case their glasses came in. Storing your glasses in the case when they are not being used will protect them from a number of issues. Additionally, when you are traveling with your glasses, you need to put them into the case and not hang them around your neck.

Take Them Off Correctly

When taking off your glasses, most people will grab one side and pull them off. This is actually incorrect and will lead to loosened screws and damage to the frame. You should actually grab the nose bridge or both sides of the glasses when you take them off. This will distribute the weight correctly and protect them from damage.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Leaving your glasses in the car or under the hot sun while at the beach is very bad for them. Extreme hot and cold will damage the frames as well as the lenses. The temperatures can cause the frames to stretch and the glass of the lenses to break.

Look Before You Sit

A lot of people unintentionally damage their glasses by sitting on them. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons for glasses to break. To avoid this damage, you should always check where you have placed your glasses before you sit down. You should also look at getting into the habit of putting your glasses on a table instead of the seat beside you.

Do Not Use Them as a Hair Accessory

Instead of putting your glasses down, a lot of people simply prop their glasses on the top of their head. This makes it easier to find and reach them, but it opens the doors for a number of issues. Doing this will also stretch the frames, which will lead to the glasses falling off your head and being damaged. When you are not wearing your glasses, you should store them in their case or place them on a table for later use.

There are many different ways that you can protect your glasses from damage. Taking the time to use your case and avoiding extreme temperatures is recommended.

If you have broken glasses that need repair, you can trust the professional team at Provision Eyewear Optical in Burnaby and Coquitlam to fix it for you quickly and within your budget. We can fix bent or broken frames and repair any scratches on your lenses. Call us at 604-431-6624 for the Coquitlam location or 604-474-4949 for the Burnaby location to set up your appointment to get your glasses fixed today!