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7 Tips and Tricks for People Who Wear Eyeglasses

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Eyeglasses lenses that keep fogging up. Fumbling to find your frames in the dark ... If you wear glasses, you’re probably familiar with these and other common predicaments. To improve your relationship with your eyeglasses and help you cope with many more eyewear challenges, our optical staff in St. Albert offers the following tips:

1. De-fog your eyeglasses

Fogged-up lenses have always been a problem in different weather conditions or when exercising, and wearing masks has only worsened this nuisance. To clear your eyeglasses, we recommend anti-fog wipes or sprays, available at St. Albert eye care centres. Another strategy is to apply a drop of dish soap to a soft microfiber cloth and gently rub the soap over both sides of your lenses. Give your eyeglasses about out 15 minutes to dry, and then wipe lenses again with the soft cloth. The soap residue acts as an invisible shield against fog.

2. Find your glasses in the dark

There’s a really simple solution for this – apply a thin strip of glow-in-the-dark tape or paint to your glasses case. Of course, for this trick to work you need to be vigilant about storing your eyeglasses in the highlighted case before going to sleep.

3. Preserve the fit of your frames

After you wear your eyeglasses for a while, you’ll likely notice that they start to slip around more often. To prevent your frames from “stretching,” visit our St. Albert optical store for regular tune-ups. Plastic can change shape over time and screws can loosen.

4. Avoid scratched lenses

To store your glasses correctly, always place your glasses down with the lenses facing up. This simple move will prevent abrasions and scuff marks. Additionally, don’t leave your frames in a very hot or cold place, such as on the car dashboard. Extreme temperatures can expand or shrink lens coatings, leading to small scratches.

 5. Put the brakes on slipping eyeglasses

If your frames constantly slip down your nose, an easy hack involves wrapping thin elastic hair ties around the temples. Push the bands back so they stay hidden behind your ears, where they’ll help keep your glasses in place. Remember, this is just a temporary solution to use until you can get to our St. Albert eye care centre, so our optical staff can tweak your frames to make them fit right again.

6. Replace a missing screw temporarily

Usually, you won’t notice exactly when the screw fell out – but you’ll know once it’s missing because your glasses will fall apart. If you don’t have an eyeglasses repair kit handy, use a toothpick as a short-term fix. Stick the toothpick into the hole, push it down and carefully break off the top so you can’t see the toothpick. It should hold fast until you can replace the screw.

7. Finding lost glasses when you can’t see

If you take your eyeglasses off and forget where you put them down, finding them can be tricky without clear vision. This is a timeworn problem that has an innovative, contemporary solution: use your smartphone camera to do a detailed search of the room!

At Eye Health Centre, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 780-419-7000 or book an appointment online to see one of our St. Albert eye doctors.

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