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wiping eyeglasses with clothChristmas is almost here, and we hope you have the best time celebrating with family and friends! One of the ways Americans celebrate Christmas is by gift giving. But, you can add a spin to it this year and give a gift to yourself, too. If you’re in need of new glasses, Eyesight Associates has an Optical Shop that’s second-to-none. New glasses can boost your confidence, your eyesight, and your overall quality of life. Here are four ways to keep your glasses in top-notch shape:

Use a Microfiber Cloth to Clean Them

Dirty or smudged lenses interfere with your vision. That’s why it’s so important to keep your glasses clean! When you clean them, make sure to use a microfiber cloth and a lens cleaner. The fibers on this type of cloth are safe for lenses and will not scratch them. Steer clear from paper towels or tissues, as these can damage the lenses.

Clean Them Regularly

If you only take your glasses off to sleep, your glasses are in constant use and battling the elements for 66% of your day! They guard your eyes from dust, dirt, and other pollutants the air holds. So, to make sure you can see clearly, clean them at least once a day. This will increase their longevity and help you see better.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

When you clean your glasses, make sure you use a cleaner that was made specifically for lenses. Never use ammonia or Windex to clean them, as the chemicals can damage the lenses and reduce their lifespan over time.

Store Them Properly

Many people leave their glasses lying on their nightstand or kitchen counter out of convenience. However, if they aren’t stored properly, it increases the chance of your glasses getting broken. Make sure you purchase a hard-shell case to protect your glasses and keep them in tip-top shape.

Are you in need of new glasses? Check out our Optical Shop for top of the line eyewear!