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7 Tips on How to Take Care of Polarized Sunglasses

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According to research, by 2028, the market for polarized sunglasses will experience a striking CAGR rise of 7.86%. This is to show that they’re becoming a darling and acceptable trend among many people. 

Polarized sunglasses are a must-have if you enjoy staying outdoors during the summer. Besides, adding a cool effect on your outfit of the day (OOTD) will help you maintain your vision’s clarity, as they lessen glare. 

People usually purchase premium sunglasses because they want a more durable pair of sunglasses. So, it is essential that you take good care of your sunglasses to avoid wasting money. 

All premium sunglasses, including Oakley prescription sunglasses, have a care and maintenance guide. Ensure you use the proper cleaning techniques, to avoid causing permanent damage to your sunglasses.

Make sure you use the manufacturer’s cleaning methods to clean your sunglasses effectively. Below are some tips on how to take care of your polarized sunglasses: 

1. Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions

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The first step in caring for your sunglasses is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Specific cleaning instructions are ideal because every polarized pair of sunglasses differs slightly. 

You can check the brand’s website. Most polarized sunglasses websites have access to cleaning instructions on their websites. 

If you have polarized prescription sunglasses, you might need help cleaning them. Oakley prescription sunglasses are not only pricey, but they offer a high-quality option. Naturally, you wouldn’t want to lose them due to incorrect maintenance.

The advantage of purchasing polarized Oakley prescription sunglasses online is that they come with instructions on how to take care of them. Keeping your Oakley sunglasses clean can help them remain scratch and smudge-free.

2. Get Smudges Off Your Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are prone to grime and smudges. They draw in dirt particles, skin oils, and cosmetics residue. You should clean your polarized sunglasses once every two weeks to eliminate smudges.  In the summer, you can clean your sunglasses every day.

Rinse your sunglasses with warm water.  After that, carefully wipe the lenses with soapy water before rinsing. Afterward, you can use a microfiber cloth to dry.

Avoid using any paper products because many have moisturizers that leave a film on surfaces.

3. Keep Your Sunglasses in a Protective Case

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To prevent scratches, it’s crucial to keep your polarized sunglasses in their case. Refrain from stuffing your sunglasses into your pocket or purse. It’s possible for keys, pencils, or even scratchy fabric to scratch your sunglasses.

The best option is a hard case, but you can also store them in a microfibre pouch if you prefer not to carry a case. The pouch can serve as a cleaning cloth, as well as protect your polarized sunglasses. 

A hard case will provide more protection than a soft one. To effectively safeguard your sunglasses, find sturdy cases that are stylish and highly durable.

Additionally, you must clean the interior with a fresh cloth each time you use the case since dirt may have settled in.

The finest brand to choose from is Oakley for polarized sunglasses. They come with a premium hard case or a microfiber pouch with the Oakley logo. 

4. Use Lens Cleaner

If you buy branded polarized sunglasses, you are aware of their potential cost. You don’t want to lose your polarized sunglasses because you were careless, and didn’t properly maintain the lenses. If you see a stubborn mark on your sunglasses, don’t scratch or rub them.

Use lens cleaners instead of rubbing and scratching your lenses. It can help you easily remove the tenacious stains, and clean your lens. Additionally, you should be cautious about the kind of lens cleaner you purchase.

Extremely high PH cleaning solutions are harmful. When selecting the cleanser, check its PH. It should range from 5.5 to 8. However, you don’t have to worry if you have polarized Oakley prescription sports sunglasses.

The electrostatic bag that comes with polarized Oakley eyeglasses can clean the lenses without scratching them. If you’re not wearing your sunglasses, you can put them in the electrostatic bag. If you tend to misplace your electrostatic bag, you can get an Oakley cleanser from their website.

You also need to avoid using solvents when cleaning your Oakleys. It may cause harm to the sunglasses. The Oakley cleanser won’t harm your polarized Oakley prescription sunglasses.

5. Avoid Salt Water

Saltwater significantly impacts polarized sunglasses.  You shouldn’t expect your sunglasses to be protected when exposed to salt water if it gives you a gritty feeling. Saltwater distorts the sunglasses and decreases vision. 

The lens develop scratches due to abrasion from the microscopic salty particles that continue to cling to it. Therefore, if you spend time at the beach, you should wash your sunglasses in warm water when you go home. 

Even if you can’t feel any residues, it’s still crucial to wash them off and remove any dust and abrasive particles. Make sure to thoroughly clean and rinse them in the water at the end of every day.

6. Don’t Leave Your Sunglasses in the Car

Never set your sunglasses on the console of your car, since it becomes very hot there. Place your sunglasses in their case and carry them with you before you leave your car.

Your car’s windshield may get very hot, especially in the summer. The lens of your sunglasses may therefore delaminate due to the heat. The lenses’ anti-reflective and mirroring coatings can also fade.

If you’re not wearing your sunglasses while driving, keep them in a microfiber towel or hard eyeglass case. If your sunglasses drop to the vehicle’s floor, a hard case will prevent them from being stepped on.

7. Put Your Sunglasses on Your Face Properly

Be careful not to grab your glasses by the arms when putting on your polarized sunglasses. When putting on, or taking off your spectacles, always use both hands. To prevent the arms from bending, hold them close to the bridge. 

If you only use one hand, the eyewear may flex more to one side than the other. Your sunglasses’ lenses may turn darker, and your eyes may strain more than usual. You wouldn’t want to ruin your premium polarized sunglasses because of a minor error, but, if your sunglasses are from a reputable brand, you can have them re-adjusted.

Take Away

It is essential to store your glasses in a suitable case before thinking about how to care for them properly. The likelihood of your glasses getting dirty or broken over time increases if you don’t store them properly. 

You can use the tips above to care for your polarized sunglasses properly.  Sunglasses can last for ten years if you take care of them properly.

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