I’ve got my new glasses… now what?

Let’s face it, eyewear can be expensive (insurance doesn’t always go a long way either). Glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses can be considered an investment for your vision and your lifestyle. Coopers Optique want to make sure that the longevity of your eyewear doesn’t have to be compromised due to avoidable factors.

Here are the Dos and Dont’s when it comes to protecting your glasses and sunglasses.


– Wet your lenses before wiping or cleaning them to prevent micro-scratches from dust particles

– Use the microfiber cloth supplied with your glasses or sunglasses to wipe or dry lenses (we always have extra if you need more)

– Wash microfiber cloth and let air dry

– Wash your cloth(s) on a regular basis to keep it clean of lint and dirt

– Use lukewarm water when lens cleaner isn’t available

– For a nice deep clean, use blue Dawn dish soap, rinse and let air dry (frame and lenses)

– Keep your frames straight and comfortable on your face by visiting our gallery periodically for an adjustment

– Store your eyewear in a case anytime they aren’t being worn (If it’s not on your face, it’s in the case)!


– Don’t wipe lenses when they are dry

– Don’t use the hem of your shirt or paper towel (especially paper towel made of recycled materials) in lieu of a microfibre cloth

– Don’t use detergents, abrasive cleaners or regular glass cleaner (i.e., Windex); they could leave a film or damage the lens coating

– Don’t place your cloths in the dryer or use fabric softener

– Don’t leave your glasses or sunglasses in your vehicle, especially on the dashboard or during hot temperatures

– Don’t set your glasses down with the lenses facing down

– Don’t adjust your frame on your own

If you require an adjustment or other assistance with your eyewear, including repairs, nose pad replacements, etc., come back to the gallery, Zac or Emily are always here to help. Visit our website to book an appointment for an eyewear consultation or frame repair/adjustments. www.coopersoptique.com (walk-ins welcomed)