How to Take Care of Your Sunglasses

Posted on February 15, 2019

How to Take Care of Your Sunglasses

 

We all have that pair of sunglasses that are scratched from corner to corner. Maybe they live under the driver's seat of your car, or in that backpack you don’t use anymore. While they may not serve as a viable option for eye protection anymore they serve as a good reminder of how NOT to take care of your sunglasses once you’ve made the decision to upgrade your shades.

The first step is to get rid of those scratched up sunglasses and invest in a pair of durable, impact resistant shades to become your new favorite pair, one worth taking care of. We prefer NXT lenses as they are more impact resistant and lightweight than glass and even polycarbonate. But it’s not just about the quality of the lenses. If you’re shopping for new eyewear we recommend TR90 Grilamid frames. This military-grade material is a foolproof option for anyone looking for a pair of sunglasses that can last and keep up with any adventure you take them on, whether it’s a ten pitch climb or a hectic day of running errands. But like any sunglasses, there are still extra steps you can take to ensure optimal clarity.

Cleaning Your Glasses

Skip the paper towel and Kleenex

Using a paper towel to clean your lenses, no matter the lens material, causes micro scratches that not only get in the way of your vision but can affect the polarization. Although kleenex and tissues are softer and less likely to scratch your lenses, the residue used in most tissues to ensure you don’t dry out your skin leaves nasty smudges on your lenses.

Instead, opt for microfiber cloths. When you purchase Breakline sunglasses we include a lens safe microfiber cleaning cloth. Keep it in your case to ensure you’re never reaching for a paper towel or even worse, the hem of your t-shirt.

Water over lens cleaner

This is especially important when it comes to NXT lenses. Using a lens cleaner can deteriorate NXT and the anti-reflecting, anti-glare, and anti-fog coating over time. Keep it simple and use either water with a little soap or even just warm water.

How to Store Your Sunglasses

You’ve got a glasses case! Use it!

This a big one with any pair of sunglasses and that’s why we always include a protective case when you purchase Breaklines. Proper storage of your sunglasses when they aren’t in use can prevent wear and tear from your glasses bouncing around in a cup holder or handbag or from slipping off the top of your head.

Avoid Excessive Heat

Another reason to use your case is to protect your sunglasses from cooking in the hot sun if you leave them on your dashboard on a sunny day, or laying out in the hot sun on the beach. TR90 Grilamid frames are designed for military quality durability so they can withstand quite a bit. But high heat and excessive exposure can make any frames more flexible and likely to break.

Care Kit

Check those screws

Sunglasses are held together with tiny screws that like any screw, can loosen over time. Every now and again check the screws on your shades so you never lose them. You can purchase a glasses care kit at most groceries stores and pharmacies. They're cheap and worth it!

Stuff happens!

We’ve done it too. You leave your shades on top of your car while you’re rushing to get to work, or maybe your new puppy chews them up when you’re not looking. We get it. That’s why we offer Lifetime Warranty and Loss Replacement for our sunglasses. Breakline Optics Sunglasses are designed in Montana and made in Italy. Our goal is to provide quality sunglasses to match your outdoor lifestyle. So when you combine our industry leading warranty policy with proper care? You're talking about sunglasses to last a lifetime.

If you’re ready to upgrade your eyewear to a more durable and impact resistant option, look no further! We’ve got you covered.

 

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