We love collecting sunglasses here at SPEQS, but rarely do we realise that it’s important to take care of your sunglasses too! Looking after your lenses will help them last longer and keep them looking good. We believe that your quality glasses deserve the best care, and so should you! We treat sunglasses like fine glassware at SPEQS, this keeps our eyewear in the best condition possible. Read our tips to make sure you’re looking after your glasses too!

Glasses Care Tips:

  1. Before cleaning your glasses, rinse them with water. This removes all debris that may have landed on your eyewear throughout the day. This is also a great alternative for cleaning when you’re out and about and forgotten your cleaning cloth!
  2. When cleaning your eyewear, only use the lens cleaning cloth provided in your SPEQS package! Do not use tissues to dry your lenses, these will scratch your lenses. Some tissue brands include a layer of aloevera on their tissues, leaving greasy marks on glasses! If you wear prescription lenses, they can be more prone to scratches than non-prescription glasses like sunglasses. It’s always best to be careful with both types of lenses just to be on the safe side. If you clean your lenses by breathing on them and rubbing them with a shirt, it can be abrasive especially if the fabrics may be polyester or a different blend. Cleaning your glasses like this will wear away an anti-glare coating or permanently scratch the lenses! Another tip, don’t use windex – wears away the finish on your lenses!
  3. Keep glasses in the protective pouch when you’re not wearing them. Our handbags are always full of lost pens or keys and pockets can accumulate dirt. Wearing glasses on your head can distort the shape, so it’s best to keep them in the best condition in your pouch. Best to wear them on your face or place them back in their case.
  4. Never take your glasses off and put them facing lens down. This will cause the most scratches and can also damage them beyond wear.
  5. Lastly, often check the screws and the temple arm shape. Screws can be easily tightened with a small screwdriver and the temples are normally easy to mold back to your head shape.