If you have a pair of silver frame glasses, you know what a beautiful accessory they can be. Your eye doctor knows that as well. That’s why he or she often recommends them to patients who take good care of their eyes and want a classic look for their eyewear. The problem is that silver frames require more attention than some other types of glasses do—mainly because they’re made from real metal instead of plastic or other synthetic materials. But don’t worry: It’s easy to keep your silver frame glasses in great shape so that they last for years to come.
Regularly inspect the frame for signs of damage.
A frame with any of the following problems will make it more likely to break during an impact or fall.
- Cracks: If you see any cracks in the frame, immediately stop using the glasses and get them replaced. You can also try to repair them with super glue and a bit of elbow grease before returning them for a replacement.
- Dents: Small dents aren’t a problem, but large ones can weaken the strength of the metal and cause it to break more easily than usual (or when they shouldn’t).
- Scratches: Glasses are made from glass, so they’re prone to scratches if you don’t take care of them carefully! Don’t worry though—they usually only affect aesthetics and not functionality (unless they’re really deep).
Be careful about how you store your glasses.
Storing your glasses properly will help them last longer and keep their shape. A good place to store your glasses is in a case, but if you don’t have one or can’t find it, there are other options as well. Try using the cloth pouch that came with your frames when you bought them. If you don’t have that either, then use a sock or something similar (but nothing made of cotton). The point is to make sure the frames don’t come into contact with anything rough or hard that could scratch them over time.
Another thing to keep in mind is where you store them: don’t leave them in the car! Heat and humidity are bad for lenses, so keeping them out of direct sunlight will also help extend their life expectancy.
Use non-abrasive materials to clean your silver frame glasses.
You should use a soft cloth to clean your silver frame glasses. Always avoid using abrasives, harsh chemicals or solvents on the frames as they can cause permanent damage. If you need to remove marks or stains from the lenses, you can use a mild soap and warm water solution but do not use any type of alcohol-based solutions or ammonia based products as these may damage your lenses.
Visit your eye doctor at least once a year
Whether you prefer to wear transition lens or contacts, it’s important to get regular check-ups. Your eye doctor will check for any changes in your eyes that may affect your vision or your overall health, including glaucoma and diabetes.
If you have a family history of eye disease, it’s recommended that you visit the eye doctor more frequently than once a year. Some people need an exam twice per year or more often due to their individual risk factors.
If you take good care of your silver frame glasses, they will serve you well for many years to come. Remember that silver frames are not as durable as other materials, so it’s important to protect them with careful storage and regular cleaning. Regular visits to an eye doctor can also help keep your eyes healthy and happy!