How to Take Care of Your Sunglasses

Posted on February 15, 2019

How to Take Care of Your Sunglasses


The first step is to get rid of those scratched-up polycarbonate sunglasses you paid over $200 for and invest in a pair of durable, impact resistant NXT powered shades with a lifetime warranty (you don't have to pay to use) and loss replacement coverage if you lose or accidental break them. We exclusively use NXT lenses as they are more impact resistant and lightweight than polycarbonate but have optical clarity like glass or mineral lenses.  It’s not just about the quality of the lenses, but also the frames.  We use TR90 Grilamid, which is a military-grade material known for it's chemical, heat and UV resistance as well as relative flexibility and shape retention.  With any sunglasses, there are 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, only use 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 any lens material 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 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 hot, sunny day. TR90 Grilamid frames are designed for intense durability so they can withstand quite a bit, but 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 can loosen over time. Every now and again check the screws on your shades. You can purchase a glasses care kit at most groceries stores and pharmacies. They're cheap and worth it!

Stuff happens!

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.  

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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