Glasses Care Tips

Get The Most Out Of Your New Glasses


Your brain needs to adapt to any new prescription. This can take 2-3 days for Single Vision lenses and 3-5 days for Progressive lenses. Use gradually until you become comfortable. Please contact any Simon Eye location after that time period if you have problems adapting to your new lenses.

Do my glasses have a warranty?

All new frame purchases include a 1-year warranty.  Warranties cover normal use and wear or manufacturer defects.  Warranty does not cover lost, theft, animal marks or super glue.  Scratch warranty is available for most lenses. Please see your Optician for details regarding your specific order.

How do I use my new Progressive lenses?

Progressive lenses have different viewing zones so that adjustments can be made for both near and far vision. To move from looking at a distance to reading, move your eyes down the lens rather than lowering your head. Clarity might be slightly different in different areas of the lens, especially in the periphery. You might experience some distortion on the sides of the lens. Play with these movements to learn how to maximize clarity for different uses.

What is an optimized prescription?

Your prescription might have been optimized. This means that it was adjusted to work best with the frame you selected. It also means it might be slightly different from your original prescription. If your prescription was optimized, you received an additional document with your glasses. Be sure to share this with your Doctor in case you want your glasses to be inspected, but keep in mind this may differ from your actual prescription.

What if my frames don’t feel right?

If your new glasses are loose, uneven or uncomfortable to wear, visit any Simon Eye location to have your frames adjusted.

How often should I clean my frames?

Clean your lenses and frame often, ideally at least once a day. Body oils contain acids and can damage the lenses if left on the surface.

How do I clean my glasses?

  • Using a mild liquid detergent, rinse thoroughly with warm, not hot, water or use an approved eyewear cleaner.
  • Dry your lenses with a clean, soft cloth made from cotton, terry or microfiber.
  • If your lenses aren’t too dusty, use the supplied cleaning cloth to remove smudges and fingerprints with liquid. In general, avoid wiping lenses dry if water is unavailable. Wash the cloth periodically.
  • Do not use paper products of any kind to clean lenses to avoid scratches and damage to your lenses.

How do I care for my lenses?

  • Avoid exposing lenses to hairspray, abrasive cleaners, household (window) spray cleaners, chemicals, ammonias, or bleaches.
  • Avoid placing your glasses in any area of excessive heat such as car dashboards, home radiators or stove tops, since lens coatings may deteriorate and damage the frame alignment.
  • To help prevent scratches, do not lay your glasses face down. Always keep your eyeglasses in a clean case when not in use.

What are Transition Lenses?

Lenses darken quickly as you go outdoors. On sunny days the darkening will reach full potential, on cloudy days they will darken less. The temperature will influence the amount and speed of change. Please note that lenses will not darken as much inside a car as outside the car.

What are Polarized Lenses?

When wearing polarized lenses for the first time you may see patterns in windows, LC Displays, car instruments, etc.  This is normal for polarized lenses.