6 Important Tips for Eyeglass Care from Park Ophthalmology

Triangle residents who rely on eyeglasses for daily tasks wouldn’t dream of leaving home without their eyewear. After a complete eye exam, a new pair of glasses prescribed by Park Ophthalmology will bring everything into clearer focus. Daily care of those glasses ensures that patients enjoy sharp vision until time for a new prescription. Dr. Beth R. Friedland shares six important tips that keep glasses sparkling and free from damage. It is important to note that lenses should be washed daily to keep them free of dirt and oils.

Beth R. Friedland MD offers the following six practices that can extend eyewear life:   

  • Rinse: Glasses should always be rinsed with plain water before they are washed or wiped. Tiny specks of dust that settle on the lenses will scratch the surface if not first rinsed off.
  • Proper cleaner: Although they are made to clean glass, window cleaning solutions such as Windex can harm the protective coating on lenses. Use a drop of dish soap or a solution made exclusively for eyeglasses.
  • Air dry or use cotton cloth: Air drying is preferred, but a 100 % soft cotton cloth can be used to dry lenses. Any kind of tissue, paper towel or fabric that isn’t all cotton can scratch the lens surface.
  • Use the case: A hard-sided case is the best protection for storing glasses. It’s tempting to drop them into a shirt pocket or a purse, but this greatly increases the risk of scratches and even breakage.
  • Keep glasses face up: When placing glasses on a surface, such as a desk or table, rest them with the lenses up and the folded frame underneath. This protects the lenses from damage and dirt on the hard surface.
  • Protect the frames: Frames need to keep their alignment or lenses may not sit properly in front of the eyes. Propping glasses on the head can throw frames out of alignment. Using two hands to put on and take off glasses helps keep frames aligned.

Even with the best daily care, glasses cannot do their job if vision has changed. If it’s been a while since the last exam, contact Park Ophthalmology today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Friedland will get you seeing clearly again.


It’s back to school time and Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eyewear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!

This article about the vision care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.


Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829


Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915


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