The Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Replacements in Eyewear and Sunglasses

The Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Replacements in Eyewear and Sunglasses


  • Should use a case.

It’s all too easy to throw your prescription lenses in a bag and forget about them, but this results in damaged glasses. Soft-shell cases are useful for keeping your glasses clean but not for protecting them. Hard-shell cases offer far superior protection, preventing your glasses from becoming bent or scratched.

  • Remove them with two hands.

Despite what you may see in movies, removing your glasses with one hand is not a good idea. Using only one hand can damage your glasses and stretch their sidearms.

  • Clean them on a regular basis.

Cleaning your glasses after wearing them is similar to cleaning your clothes. All of the particles and dust from your lenses will be removed by running them under warm (not hot) water. After rinsing, dry them with a microfiber cloth.


  • Do not clean your glasses with your shirt.

Unless made entirely of cotton, shirttails and other clothing can damage and transfer the dirt to your lenses. Paper towels, napkins, and tissues should be avoided as well because their textured surfaces will undoubtedly scratch your replacement lenses.

  • Do not use chemicals to clean.

Although ammonia, bleach, vinegar, and window cleaners clean surfaces well, they are too harsh for eyewear. These common household cleaners can damage the lens coatings, shortening the lifespan of your glasses. It is preferable to use warm water or a lens-cleaning solution.

  • Do not wear them on your head.

Wearing your glasses on your head is neither a way, whether for aesthetic or practical reasons. Although sunglasses can help keep your hair back, they will cause your arms to stretch out over time. Eyewear retainers (also known as eyeglass straps) are a good alternative for when your glasses are not in use.

  • Do not let them out in the sun.

Although storing your glasses on the dashboard of your car is convenient, the heat from the sun can damage the coating on your replacement lenses or melt plastic frames.

Preparing for lens replacement.

Some indications that it is time to replace a person’s eyeglass lenses include:

Lenses that have been damaged: When the lenses are visibly scratched or damaged, it can make seeing clearly more difficult.

A person’s vision changes: Even after years of a stable prescription, some people notice that their vision becomes less sharp as they age. In this case, they will require an eye exam.

Time since last eye exam: If a person hasn’t had an eye exam in a few years and isn’t sure if they still have the same prescription, it’s time for a new one. Health experts recommend getting checked every 1-2 years, depending on age and risk factors.

We want to keep our eyewear in the best possible condition because it can be an expensive investment. We recognize the importance of glasses for vision, eye protection, and style, so we developed some eyewear safety tips to keep your glasses looking new.

Tips for a successful lens replacement.

  • Reflections

If you notice annoying reflections in your lenses, consult your optician about getting anti-reflective lenses. Though the anti-reflective (AR) coating is more expensive, it eliminates reflections that cause eye strain, interfere with night vision, disrupts eye contact, and simply make your glasses look less appealing.

  • Have trouble adjusting to progressive lenses?

If you are having difficulty adjusting to the progressive lenses on your new glasses, your optician may be able to exchange them for lenses with a different multifocal design. If you choose to have your progressive lenses replaced with lower-cost bifocal or single-vision lenses, be aware that you may not be refunded the difference in cost depending on the store’s policies.

  • Sensitivity to light

If you have light sensitivity while wearing your new glasses outside and don’t want to invest in a separate pair of prescription sunglasses, speak with your optician about upgrading to photochromic lenses, which darken automatically in sunlight.

Maintenance and care for glass lenses

  • Rinse with water

Never wipe your glasses with a cloth when they are dry. Lenses attract the smallest, most difficult-to-see dust particles, which rub against the lens and frames, causing abrasion. To ensure dust particles are swept away from the lens’s surface, gently rinse glasses with water and then wipe. A cleaning product designed specifically for replacement lenses is another option, but water is a better option if you’re on the go.

In general, both work well. Finally, when it comes to cleanliness, make sure to use the right cloth. Napkins, tissues, or paper towels should not be used under any circumstances. The material is soft enough for general cleaning but too hard for sensitive coatings on lenses. Make use of the soft cloth that comes with each case.

  • Maintain proper storage

Keep glasses in a safe place when not in use to avoid unnecessary damage. For beginners, this will keep dust at bay while also reducing the possibility of scratches and bent or broken frames.

Also, when storing, don’t just throw them in a drawer! Place them in your case and gently store them. Furthermore, because it can cause shape distortion, the top of your head is not an appropriate storage location.

  • High temperatures should be avoided.

Leaving glasses in anywhere in the sun during the summer months can distort and warp the lenses, causing them to crack. We frequently leave our glasses somewhere and don’t even think about the temperature because we are so busy going about our lives. Replace your plastic frame with a metal frame as a solution, but leaving a metal frame in a hot environment will also result in a bad way.

  • Don’t buy a pair of safety glasses simply because they’re inexpensive Tag:

While finding good safety glasses is not difficult, you should not buy them simply because the price appears to be reasonable. If you find low-cost safety glasses, the quality is likely to be sub-standard. In fact, this usually indicates that your glasses will break sooner than you anticipated. They will also not provide adequate eye protection. Before you start looking for safety glasses, make a budget.

Determine your ability to pay. A well-planned budget ensures that you do not overspend. However, any low-cost safety glasses you come across should be avoided. You don’t want to go through the hassle of buying cheap safety glasses. They may be damaged quickly. This forces you to go back to the store and buy new glasses.

  • Remember to consider the lighting conditions of the environment you’ll be in:

Consider the environment in which you will be using your prescription safety glasses. Consider the lighting you encounter when wearing safety glasses. Before you can find safety glasses that will effectively protect your eyes, you must also consider the lighting conditions of the environment you will be in. You could buy an expensive pair of safety glasses. However, you will not have adequate eye protection if you do not have appropriate lens shades for the conditions of the environment.

Choose safety glasses with smoke or grey tint if you work outside. In this case, opt for brown, amber, or yellow lenses. Clear lenses are always preferable when working indoors. Finally, if you work in a variety of lighting conditions, you should consider purchasing glasses with interchangeable prescription lenses.