Longer Lasting Glasses

8 Tips for Longer Lasting Glasses

November 6, 2014

Longer Lasting Glasses

Our customers love having dozens and dozens of specs in their eyewear collection. We also know that our customers value quality even over quantity. This is we make only industry-standard lenses and frames. But making sure your glasses last as long as possible isn't just in our hands. Selecting the perfect frames for your prescription and lifestyle, then caring for those glasses carefully can insure your eyewear collection only grows and grows. We've compiled the most important advice from our eyecare team, and we're here to share the long-lasting love. Use these tips for long lasting glasses. 

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1. Handle Rimless and Semi-Rim Frames with Care

Full Rim frames are our most durable, but these frames may not strike everyone's fancy. If you prefer Rimless or Semi-Rim frames, keep in mind that they have less frame protection than Full Rim frames. Rimless and Semi-Rim glasses wearers should avoid taking their glasses on and off unnecessarily, or otherwise fidigeting with their specs. 

2. When Possible, use Polycarbonate Lenses

If your prescription allows, opt for Polycarbonate Lenses. These lenses have an index of 1.59, making them thinner than our standard lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are also our most duable and impact-resistant lenses, and come complete with UV Protection Coating at no additional charge. If you partner your Rimless frames with Polycarbonate lenses, you have a little extra insurance that your glasses will withstand the tumbles of everyday life.

3. For High-Powered Prescriptions, Opt for Full Rim or Metal Frames

The higher your prescription or the more vision correction needed, the thicker your lenses will be. In these instances, we recommend choosing Full Rim frames rather than Rimless or Semi-Rim. We also recommend Metal frames over Plastic. Full Rim Metal frames will completely inclose your lenses and insure the most durability possible.

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4. Use your Microfiber Cloth (Not your Shirt!)

We've all been there: your lenses are dirty and the only available means of cleaning is your cotton shirt. But if you want your glasses to last, stick to microfiber cloths for lens smudges. Other materials are less relaible for cleaning delicate lenses and could leave scratches or imperfections. And remember, we're happy to replace your cloth if it gets's lost. Just contact customer service. Don't forget to clean your cleaning cloth, too. Microfiber can be washed in warm water with mild detergent.

5. Clean with Flowing Water and Microfiber Cloth

Many debate the best cleaning solution for eyeglasses. We say you can't go wrong with good old fashioned water. Some glasses cleaners with harsh chemicals can compromise lens coatings like UV Protection or Anti-Glare Coating. Use a drop of mild soap if you've got oil and grease on your lenses. Rinse your lenses under flowing water, then let air dry, and wipe with microfiber cleaning cloth to finish. Just remember that if your microfiber cloth is dirty, you'll do more harm than good by wiping your lenses.

6. Store Glasses in Plastic Case

Even if your glasses only go from your nightstand to your face back to your nightstand, use the hard plasic case included in every order. Accidents happen, and your glasses case can prevent a fall from the night stand from becoming a broken pair of specs. Even if you use your case to store your glasses, resist the urge to toss the case into your bag. 

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7. Have a Spare

We hope you'll never need a backup, but it's always safer to have a pair. We recommend buying a backup pair that is mainly for function. Ditch all the lens upgrades and coatings if you want, but don't go without a spare pair of glasses. That way, if your glasses break or need adjusting, you don't have to settle for a duct tape quick fix. 

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8. Take Advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We're not just blowing smoke when we guarantee your glasses for 12 months. If your glasses break, we'll replace them. If your glasses need adjusting, we'll replace them. If your dog chews the lenses out and eats them, we'll replace them (the glasses that is, not the dog). If your glasses get run over by your lawnmower, we'll replace them. We think you get the point. Here's a little pro tip for stress-free returns or exchanges: always have your order number ready. 


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  • John Wallace III - February 26, 2016

    I’ve been buying my glass from, Eyebuydirect.com for the past 5 years! I have had not one problem with them in any way! Every pair I have bought, has fitted like they should, no problems greatwith the prescription and/or fit either! The prices will knock you off your chair! All the extra goodies all the other manufactures charge you for, are included with the frames! Who wood have thunk? Do yourself a big favor and buy a pair, you will be wondering, “Why did I wait so long to save so much money” Thank you Eyebuydirect, for the latest fashions and your great prices!
    A customer for life,
    John W. Bel Air, MD.

  • Johnny - November 15, 2015

    We’re very glad to hear that you’re happy with your order, Partricia. We look forward to hearing from you again!

  • Patricia Fernandes - November 8, 2015

    I too like Carla in JMK3 are THRILLED with my new eye glasses. I don’t have good eyewear insurance so my eye glasses was not to faltering. So I remember seeing this guy on TLC talking about how he saves on eyewear by shopping on-line. That was about a year ago. So about a month ago in got my new eye glasses with my insurance I hated them!!! So I got my prescription in went on-line in Buy Direct came up. I uploded pic , picked out my frames I wanted ,needed some help from customer service, which was very helpful with my order. My order came in a little over a week. I got my order I LOVE THEM they are perfect. everyone a work also loves them. in some of them will be looking in eye buy direct. I’LL BE BACK!!

  • Lauren Miller - May 14, 2015

    I really do love eye buy direct! They have made filling out the wrong prescription on 2 pairs of glasses, easy to return. The process was seamless and I have such a busy schedule my response to their emails were no always timely but they were still very understanding of the situation and continued to work with me with no problems. I love the prices as well as the quality of frames!

  • Carla - April 27, 2015

    I was tired of paying crazy amounts of money when I shopped at local eyeglasses stores. I found Eye Buy Direct online and decided to take a chance. I am THRILLED with my new glasses for a fraction of the cost of previous pairs and they fit better then my expensive glasses. I wear progressives and this pair is great! I’ve been telling everyone I know who wears glasses to check out Eye Buy Direct. What a find!! There is no excuse why glasses should cost so much at other places. I love my new look! I bragged to my eye care insurance carrier, too, and the lady there was impressed with my saavy shopping. Shout out to Eye Buy Direct!!!!

  • JMK3 - April 26, 2015

    I wore glasses from age 12 until I was 38 years old, when I had my distance vision surgically corrected to 20/20. Now at age 64, I am again wearing prescription glasses and was shocked to find how inflated the price had climbed including the local discount membership big box stores. I did my Internet homeworks and was pleasantly surprised to find EyeBuyDirect. I bought my first pair and was completely satisfied with the workmanship and the price. My second pair arrived 2 weeks ago and they too are perfect. I’ll be back!

  • Susan Sakio - April 23, 2015

    I have now ordered 4 pairs from you. I started with 2 a month ago and loved them so much, I ordered 2 more. I love the tinted lenses and wanted one in pink, yellow, blue and purple. Right now I am in a boho mood so I ordered mostly the rimless round with progressive lenses. Everywhere I go, I get compliments on them. I now have a pair with the right colored lenses to match any outfit! My only regret? I can’t afford to buy more.

  • Ken Hadley - April 6, 2015

    I have had 4 pairs of your glasses and really liked them all. However, the lenses get filled with scratches so bad that it distorts and blurs my vision. I have worn glasses over 55 years and have followed good cleaning practices but still get scratches. I never ever got cleaning scratches with the glass lenses I had for 50 years.
    Can you get GLASS LENSES ? I like everything about your store but really need glass to stop cleaning scratches. Please helpe !

    Ken Hadley

  • Donna - April 4, 2015

    My husband and I have ordered several glasses from you. All good. The only problem is that lately your website is never functioning properly and I can’t order. I find this extremely frustrating.

  • RAJ CHAPPIDI - March 31, 2015

    Eye Buy Direct,
    So far good. I ordered two pairs. While one pair is a bit tight I do not intend to replace them.
    I will definitely recommend you to my friends and relatives and might come back in future also.


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