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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SUNGLASSES

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SUNGLASSES

sunglasscurator is a lifestyle, or even a movement, set out to establish the status of eyewear as that invaluable, extremely revealing and undoubtedly stylish accessory for one to wear everyday, with everything!
You invest lots of time in finding the right pair of sunglasses. It’s important to choose the right frame shape, in a pattern or color that perfectly expresses you.  
And we know that when you find a pair of sunglasses that looks amazing and feels wonderful, you can become very attached to them. There's nothing worse than accidentally damaging your favorite pair of independent designer sunglasses, right?
Sunglasses are a necessity all year long and the reality is that most sunglasses are a big part of your active and sometimes outdoor lifestyle, so they can often be susceptible to wear and tear.
Don't you want to do everything you can to make these glasses last as long as possible? Here are 10 tips to help you hold on to your sunnies and keep them in good condition.

DITA 'FLIGHT 005 E'

TIP #1

You should handle your sunglasses with care. This means gently putting on and off your sunglasses, and making sure you that you don't stretch or bend their temples.

TIP #2

The interior of a bag is often filled with keys and other loose objects - the number one cause of damage when it comes to sunglasses. So, yes, you are absolutely allowed to stow your sunglasses in your purse, as long as you’ve put them in a protective case beforehand. If you carry a tiny cross-body to small for a hard case, at least do the bare minimum and wrap your sunnies in a microfiber cleaning cloth before tucking them away. 

TIP #3

To clean lenses, it’s best to use a gentle lens solution. Apply it to the microfiber cloth, not to the lenses themselves. Lenses in rimless frames feature drill holes, while lenses in standard frames have screw holes. If liquids constantly enter these holes, this can have an adverse effect in the long term. Lukewarm water and a drop of PH-neutral liquid soap provide the best cleaning results. Try holding your glasses on the side of the frames you are cleaning. This helps avoid warping or, even worse, breakage of the frames.

CUTLER AND GROSS '1268GPL DPLBL'

TIP #4

It is also recommended to clean the sides of the frames and the nose pads from time to time, for reasons of hygene. This action also improves the fit of your glasses as the removal of greasy substances helps prevent slipping.

TIP #5

Don’t wipe the lens when they're dry - there may be dust or particles - and don't use paper towels or other rough materials. Regardless of how soft they are on your skin, have a textured surface and can easily scratch your lenses.

GEORGE KEBURIA 'SMALL BLACK CAT-EYES'

TIP #6

Take care of your sunglasses at the beach. Make sure to keep your sunglasses inside your beach bag while you're not wearing them, as the sand and sea water can cause major damages. Salty water is the biggest enemy of metal and anti-reflecting coating and the sand can scratch the lenses or get stuck between the frame and it is very hard to clean it out.

TIP #7

Never put them face down onto a surface. Scratches can be very annoying and they can ruin your lenses.

KALEOS 'MANGANO 3'

Never ever leave your sunglasses in the car during the day. Avoid exposing your sunglasses to excessive heat, as this can lead to a distortion its frame.

TIP #9

The sunglasses chain is a must have accessory for summer. Instead of leaving them on a counter-top or cramming them into your handbag you will always know where your sunnies are and rest assured you won't sit on your favorite pair. And when removed they will simply dangle proudly around your neck. If you want to blend practicality with high-octane glamour, check out LA LOOP.

FASHION LEATHER 663P SaintT TROPEZ 902
SainT TROPEZ 916 THE CLIFTON 867P

Often described as ‘plainly perfect’ or ‘the chicest way to keep your eyewear in sight’, LA LOOP is certainly different from other eyewear accessories. The loop sits at the bottom of stunning and stylish necklaces made from high-end materials including Italian leather, sterling silver, coral, turquoise and gemstones.

TIP #10

Wearing your designer sunglasses on top of your head might make you look ultra cool, but this can totally damage them and distort their shape or it can stretch out the earpieces of your sunglasses, making them too loose. When you bend over or look down, they’re bound to slip off, eventually resulting in a broken or scratched pair.

DITA 'NIGHTBIRD-ONE DTS515 66 03'

Furthermore, if you are in any doubt at all about taking care of your sunglasses, please drop in at out Bucharest showroom and we’ll be more than happy to help you.
If you stop and think about it, sunglasses make you look great, they shield your eyes from the sun and they conceal your hangovers. Let’s all be nicer to our sunglasses!

Photo Credits: Raluca Margescu
Styling: Ioana Carp
Model: Alexandra Miclescu, MRA Models

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