If your specs take a spill after a couple of drinks, do call us and we’ll certainly do our best to help. But we all know damage prevention is better than cure – so below are our 9 top tips for keeping your Sneaking Ducks as good as new. Avoiding drink-related spills is up to you!
Keep them in the case
I know, I know, it’s just the kind of thing your mother would say. But, just like so much maternal advice, it’s true – most damage happens when you aren’t wearing your frames, so keeping them safe in a case really helps.
Clean them with a dedicated cloth – not your shirt!
No matter how often you wash your clothes they still have specs of dust in them. When you scrub your lenses with your shirt or skirt you’re risking scratching those lenses. So don’t. Use a proper cloth, like the one we sent you!
Use mild soap and warm water and rub with yours fingers
Need something more than just a wipe with a cloth? Some warm water with a bit of mild soap is the best way. Gently rub the lenses with just your finger. Note that our wooden arms are treated so they’re splash-proof, but it’s best not to completely submerge them for long periods of time.
Use a soft toothbrush to get into edges – but be careful with that grit!
Still got some bits around the edges? Use a soft tooth brush to get those bits out (we recommend using an old one, don’t just borrow a house-mate’s). Be careful not to scratch the lenses with the grit!
What about pro cleaning products?
There are lots of optician-provided sprays and wipes around – they do a good job, and some even are anti-static to avoid dirt coming back. However, mild soap and water are cheaper and easier.
Put your glasses down lenses up
Putting your glasses lens-side down risks putting a nice set of scratches right where you look. Avoid it by putting them down with the lenses up and arms folded underneath.
Keep away from babies!
Be extra careful around kids. They have lightning-fast skills at removing and breaking glasses when you’re giving them a cuddle. It’s great for our business, but for your frames. Take care.
Don’t cook them in the car
Especially important in the sunnier months – don’t leave your specs in the car on a sunny day. It can get really, really hot and the poor things will suffer terribly, causing damage to lens coatings.
Keep eyelashes away!
If you have long luscious lashes and a serious mascara habit, then make sure your glasses aren’t too close to your eyes. If your lashes are rubbing on the lenses the world will soon look rather foggy.