If you wear glasses 🤓🧐, you probably recognize how annoying it is to have dirt, grit, or grease stuck on the lenses. And beyond being frustrating, this difficulty can cause eye strain and headaches.😞
What’s more, bacteria are more likely to grow on glasses that haven’t been cleaned in a while. This fosters germs in sensitive areas, like your nose and your eyes.
A quick lens cleaning as part of your daily routine is ideal - with a frame clean, once a week - is all it takes to keep your glasses fresh and functioning!
Here's the "how to" guide!
✅ Wash your hands thoroughly so you’re not transferring germs from your hands to your glasses.
✅ Wipe your glasses down with a microfibre cloth to get rid of anything that could scratch your lenses.
✅ Run warm water over your glasses. Use distilled water instead of water from the tap if there’s hard water in your area.
✅Spray your glasses on both sides with cleaning solution if you have it. If you’re using washing up liquid, put a single drop on both sides of the lenses and gently rub it over the lens surface.
✅ Dry your glasses off by shaking off excess water droplets.
Make sure you don't neglect the frame as this is the part that actually touches your face! Pay particular attention to the nose pads and ear pieces!
Of course for many older people, glasses are necessary to enjoy life in so many ways - so do please check in with any older people your their life and remind them of the benefits of sparkly clean glasses! 😎
And remember, for any of life's challenges, big or small, advocates are still available to help, remotely for now, if needed.
Find an advocacy provider near you by clicking on the link.
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And it’s a timely reminder that with regard to staying safe in relation to #covid19 we are not yet out of the woods (pun intended) as we head towards winter.
Our thoughts are with everyone in Lancashire and the North East today as they face greater restrictions on their movements in order to prevent the spread of the virus. We ask everyone to stay strong and to follow the guidance. We will all get through this together.
And if the idea of more restrictions is unbearable to you, then please do not feel you have to face these issues alone. Independent volunteer advocates can offer telephone and online support. Find your local provider here: opaal.org.uk/locations/