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How to Properly Care for Your Sunglasses to Extend Their Lifespan

by Nathan C.

Sunglasses are a staple accessory for many of us, whether it's for fashion or for protecting our eyes from the sun's harmful rays.

But with regular wear and tear, it's important to take good care of our sunglasses to ensure they last longer and reduce the need for replacements.

In this blog post, we'll share some advice on how to properly care for your sunglasses to extend their lifespan.

Keep them in a protective case

When you're not wearing your sunglasses, always keep them in a protective case. This will help prevent scratches and damage to the lenses and frame. Many sunglasses come with a case when you purchase them, but if yours didn't, you can easily purchase one online or in-store. A case also makes it easier to keep track of your sunglasses and helps prevent them from getting lost.

Avoid placing them face down

One common mistake people make is placing their sunglasses face down on a table or other surface. This can scratch the lenses and damage the frame. Instead, always place them in the case or on their side with the lenses facing up.

Clean them regularly

Regular cleaning is important to keep your sunglasses in good condition. Use a microfiber cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lenses and frame. Avoid using paper towels or tissues as they can scratch the lenses. You can also use a gentle soap and water solution to clean them, but make sure to rinse them thoroughly and dry them with a microfiber cloth.

Don't leave them in a hot car

Leaving your sunglasses in a hot car can cause the lenses to warp or the frame to become misshapen. It's best to keep them in a cool, dry place when you're not wearing them.

Avoid using harsh chemicals

Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia to clean your sunglasses as they can damage the lenses and frame. Stick to gentle soap and water or a designated eyeglass cleaner.

Get them adjusted if needed

If your sunglasses feel loose or uncomfortable, it's a good idea to take them to an optician or eyewear professional to get them adjusted. They can adjust the fit to ensure they sit comfortably on your face and don't slide down your nose or ears.

Alternatively, you could use the sunglasses tool that comes with your Envies sunglasses to make the adjustments yourself.

By following these tips, you can properly care for your sunglasses and extend their lifespan. This not only saves you money in the long run but also reduces waste and contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle. With a little bit of care, your sunglasses can continue to protect your eyes and elevate your style for years to come.

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