At Mari & Clay, we are all about making your pair of sunglasses last as long as possible. We have got some tips on how to look after your sunglasses!
HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY SUNGLASSES?
- Always remove your sunglasses with both hands and never lay them with lenses facing down
- Avoid leaving your sunglasses in hot environments (such as your car), this may damage your lenses and frame
- Always store your sunglasses in the pouch and put them in back the case after use
HOW DO I CLEAN MY SUNGLASSES?
You can keep the sunglasses looking new by regularly cleaning them under warm water with mild detergent, wipe them dry them thoroughly with a smooth, lint-free Mari & Clay microfibre cloth or pouch. Make sure there are no dust particles on the lenses before wiping them.
You can also rinse the lenses with warm, soapy water regularly to get rid of the oil, or use the lens cleaners.
Be sure not to use chemical cleaners on your frames or lenses and please don't use your sweatshirt to wipe them clean either!
HOW TO ADJUST MY SUNGLASSES SO THEY FIT BETTER?
Over time, frames can alter slightly and bow outwards because of the pressure of your head against the temples. We recommend visiting a professional optician every three months for a “tune-up” to have your frames tightened up a bit and all screws checked for security. Most optometry practises provide this service free of charge.
There are also simple steps you can do to adjust your spectacles. Please be advised that DIY frame adjustment is at your own risk.
- Too loose? Place your glasses in a bowl of warm water for 30-60 seconds. Carefully apply an inward and downward pressure to the end of the temples to achieve a tighter fit behind the ears.
- Too tight? Place your glasses in a bowl of warm water for 30-60 seconds. Carefully apply an outward and upward pressure to the end of the temples to achieve a relaxed fit behind the ears.
- Right lens higher than the left lens? If the right lens is higher than the left lens, bend the left temple arm down where it’s most adjustable: at the hinge or the bend at your ear.
- Right lens closer to your eye than the left lens? Bend the right temple arm in and/or the left temple arm out at the hinge.