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Frame Maintenance

Your eyeglass lenses are designed to correct your vision based on being held firmly in a fixed, stable position in front of your eyes. When it comes to your eyeglass frames, it is pretty easy to see why frame protection and maintenance is so important.
Many of us do not realize how critical proper eyeglass frame alignment really is. It is why our eye care professional team checks and double checks the position of your eyeglass frames in relation to face shape and size. The correct part of the lens needs to align properly in front of the eye for ideal vision correction.

Caring for Eyeglass Frames

Our eye care professional team at Avery Ranch Eye Care suggests using both hands when putting on and taking off your glasses to avoid twisting or misaligning them. Gently grasp the frame arms of your glasses with equal pressure and carefully slide them on, lifting them over your ears. Use the same grip to remove them, sliding them up and forward.
When was the last time you took a good look at your frames? Periodically check your eyeglass frames to see if they are misaligned, and to test for loose screws in the frame arms. If the eyeglass frame looks twisted, or if your lenses seem to ride uneven on your nose, then it is time to drop in for a free adjustment.  Our highly skilled opticians will carefully adjust your frames to get them feeling and fitting just right.
Adjust early, adjust often. It is a good idea to stop by our office to have your eyeglass frames adjusted.  Whether you purchased your eyewear from us or not, our team of opticians are happy to serve you any time to adjust your frames.  Remember, even a slight adjustment can make an important difference in your healthy sight.
To prevent damage to your eyewear, please do not try this at home.  You might just accidentally snap them in your effort to fix them.  Adjusting your eyeglass frames is a very specific skill and our opticians are highly trained as to how your lenses need to be positioned relative to your eye. Also, an eyeglass frame can contain fragile materials and design elements that need to be handled in a specific manner by one of our highly skilled opticians when adjusting them.
Do not forget to wash your frames.  Just as you need to wash your lenses, you need to wash your eyeglass frames.  Wash them regularly with soapy water and a soft cloth.
Not on your head, not on the floor, or not by the sink.  Storing eyeglass frames on your head can stretch and misalign them. Stepping on your glasses is the quickest way to twist them or break them.  The bathroom sink is a good recipe for soiled lenses as well as frames. Sturdy eyeglass frame cases are a necessity.