Welcome to our comprehensive guide on new glasses care tips and eyewear maintenance. Your eyeglasses are not only a visual aid but also an important accessory. Proper care ensures they remain clear and functional, giving you optimal vision. Whether you’re new to wearing glasses or a seasoned wearer, this guide will provide you with valuable insights on how to maintain your eyeglasses in top-notch condition.

Eyewear Maintenance Guide: Caring for Your Eyeglasses

Taking care of your eyeglasses is not just about aesthetics; it’s about preserving their quality and extending their lifespan. By following a few simple steps, you can keep your glasses looking pristine and ensure your vision stays crystal clear.

Proper Glasses Care Routine

Creating a consistent glasses care routine is essential for maintaining their quality. Start by rinsing your glasses under lukewarm water to remove any dust or debris. Avoid using hot water, as it may damage coatings on the lenses. Then, apply a small amount of mild dish soap to the lenses and gently rub them with your fingers to remove oils and fingerprints. Rinse the glasses again under lukewarm water, and finally, gently pat them dry with a clean, soft microfiber cloth.

Lens Cleaning Instructions

Cleaning your eyeglass lenses properly is crucial for clear vision. Avoid using abrasive materials like tissues or rough fabrics, as they can scratch the lenses. Instead, use a microfiber cleaning cloth provided by your eyewear provider. If you’re on the go, keep a small microfiber cloth in your bag for quick clean-ups.

Eyeglass Frame Maintenance

Caring for the frame is equally important. Regularly check for loose screws and gently tighten them with a small screwdriver if needed. Additionally, avoid placing your glasses face down, as it can cause scratches. Instead, store them in a protective case when not in use.

Taking Care of Your Spectacles: Dos and Don’ts

While caring for your eyeglasses, there are certain dos and don’ts you should keep in mind to ensure their longevity.


Do use both hands: When putting on or taking off your glasses, use both hands to avoid uneven pressure on the frame.

Do use a proper cleaning solution: Use a lens cleaning solution recommended by your eyewear provider. Avoid using harsh chemicals or household cleaners.

Do store in a protective case: Always store your glasses in a sturdy case to protect them from accidental damage.

Do clean the case: Regularly clean the inside of your eyeglass case to prevent dirt buildup.


Don’t use your shirt or tissue: Avoid using your shirt, tissue, or paper towels to clean your lenses, as they can scratch the surface.

Don’t leave glasses in direct sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can damage lens coatings and frame materials.

Don’t use hot water: Hot water can damage lens coatings and frame finishes, so stick to lukewarm water for cleaning.

Lens Care for New Glasses: How to Clean Eyewear Properly

Properly cleaning the lenses of your new glasses is essential for maintaining clear vision. Follow these steps for effective lens care:

Rinse: Rinse your glasses under lukewarm water to remove dust and debris.

Soap: Apply a small drop of mild dish soap to each lens.

Rub: Gently rub both sides of the lenses with your fingertips to remove oils and smudges.

Rinse: Rinse the lenses thoroughly under lukewarm water to remove soap residue.

Dry: Gently dry the lenses using a clean, microfiber cloth to avoid scratching.

Preventing Lens Scratches: Tips for Eyeglass Care

Preventing lens scratches is a key aspect of eyeglass care. Here are some tips to keep your lenses scratch-free:

Use a microfiber cloth: Always use a soft microfiber cloth to clean your lenses. Avoid using abrasive materials that can cause scratches.

Store in a case: When you’re not wearing your glasses, keep them in a protective case to prevent accidental scratches.

Avoid placing face down: Never place your glasses face down, as it exposes the lenses to potential scratches.

Steps to Care for New Glasses: Extending Glasses Lifespan

Caring for new glasses involves several steps that can significantly extend their lifespan:

Regular cleaning: Clean your glasses daily using a microfiber cloth and a mild cleaning solution.

Proper storage: Always store your glasses in a protective case to prevent damage.

Handle with care: Use both hands when putting on or removing your glasses to avoid bending the frame.

Avoid extreme temperatures: High heat or cold can damage lens coatings and frame materials.

Regular maintenance: Periodically check for loose screws and visit your eyewear provider for adjustments.

Eyeglass Cleaning Techniques: Keeping Your Glasses Smudge-Free

Smudges and fingerprints can obstruct your vision and affect the appearance of your glasses. Follow these techniques to keep your glasses smudge-free:

Use lens cleaner: Invest in a quality lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth to effectively remove smudges.

Avoid touching the lenses: Handle your glasses by the frame to minimize smudging from fingerprints.

Eyewear Cleaning Solutions: Cleaning Foggy Glasses

Foggy glasses can be a common annoyance, especially when transitioning from cold to warm environments. To prevent fogging, consider these solutions:

Anti-fog wipes or sprays: Use specialized anti-fog wipes or sprays to create a protective barrier against fog.

Proper ventilation: Adjust your glasses to sit slightly away from your face to allow better air circulation.

Best Practices for Glasses Care: Preserving Eyeglass Quality

Preserving the quality of your eyeglasses requires following these best practices:

Regular check-ups: Visit your eyewear provider for regular maintenance and adjustments.

Avoid using harsh materials: Use only microfiber cloths and cleaning solutions recommended by professionals.

Handle with care: Treat your glasses gently to prevent damage to both lenses and frames.

By following these new glasses care tips and maintaining a consistent eyewear maintenance routine, you can ensure the longevity and clarity of your eyeglasses. Remember to handle your glasses with care, clean them properly, and store them in a protective case when not in use. By doing so, you’ll enjoy clear vision and well-maintained eyeglasses for years to come.


How often should I clean my eyeglasses?

Cleaning your eyeglasses daily or as needed is recommended to maintain clear vision and prevent smudges.

Can I use household cleaners to clean my glasses?

No, using household cleaners can damage lens coatings. It’s best to use a lens cleaning solution recommended by your eyewear provider.

How do I prevent fogging on my glasses?

Using anti-fog wipes or sprays, as well as adjusting your glasses for better ventilation, can help prevent fogging.

Can I store my glasses without a case?

It’s best to store your glasses in a protective case to prevent scratches and damage when they’re not being worn.

How can I avoid lens scratches?

Using a soft microfiber cloth and storing your glasses in a case when not in use are effective ways to prevent lens scratches.

Do I need special tools for eyeglass maintenance?

You can use a small screwdriver to tighten loose screws, but it’s recommended to visit your eyewear provider for professional adjustments.

Tatum Eyecare is North Phoenix’s premier family eye care center. We’ve spared no expense to create the most pleasant, comfortable patient experience… including the finest furnishings, the best selection of prescription eyeglass frames, the most cutting-edge technology, and the most outstanding team of industry professionals. Come see why the choice for family eye care in the Valley has never been clearer.

Dr. Bryan Fuller

Dr. Bryan Fuller of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Fuller grew up in Issaquah, Washington and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He decided to ditch the calculator and trade it in for a phoropter and slit lamp. He headed east to The Ohio State University where he received his Optometry degree in 1998. Go Bucks! Not wanting to return to the gray of Washington, after graduation, he headed southwest to sunny Arizona. Shortly thereafter he met Dr. McPhelan and they partnered up at their original location, Optical Illusions. With the success of the first location, the two doctors opened up their north location, Optique at the Ridge. After many years of operating the two locations, it was time for an upgrade. In 2016 they merged the two locations into their larger and current location, Tatum Eyecare! When not at the office, Dr. Fuller enjoys spending his free time with his amazing wife and two boys. Dr. Fuller holds the following degrees:

Ohio State University - Doctorate of Optometry
Washington State University - B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Dr. James McPhelan

Dr. James McPhelan of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. McPhelan grew up in Southern California and enlisted in the Army at age 17. He graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1976, then started practicing optometry in Arizona in 1977. Over the next few years, he grew 20/20 Eye Care to 15 offices. In 1999, he and Dr. Fuller took over Optical Illusions, then opened Optique at the Ridge. In 2016, they created Tatum Eyecare. In his spare time, Dr. McPhelan is an avid golfer, often competing in multiple tournaments through the year. Dr. McPhelan holds the following degrees:

Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Houle

Dr. Houle
Dr. Houle is following in her father's footsteps as an optometrist. She is a North Dakota native who received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from Midwestern University - Arizona College of Optometry. Dr. Houle began her career in eye care more than 10 years ago, and she worked as a receptionist, optician, and technician before becoming an optometrist. She has a particular interest in the management of ocular disease including dry eye and glaucoma. In her free time, Dr. Houle is an avid baseball fan (go Twins!) and spends as much time as possible with her friends and family in both Arizona and North Dakota.

Midwestern University – Arizona College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry
University of North Dakota - Bachelor of Science: Biology

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. O’Daniel was born in the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State University and graduated with his BS in Biology in 1977; shortly thereafter, beginning his Masters in BioChemistry.

Dr. O’Daniel is also a 1983 graduate of the Illinois College Optometry. He met his wife Lori during this period. Lori, a Chicago native, became an integral part of his practice (and life!) shortly thereafter.
He moved to Scottsdale in 1986 to begin practicing inside LensCrafters. In 1990 Dr. O'Daniel opened the Scottsdale LensCrafters, and he also presided as its director of Optometric services.
Dr. O’Daniel became an Optometrist because of his love and passion for photography, physics, and desire provide patients with the ability to see the world more clearly. As a licensed optometrist, Dr. O’Daniel provides complete eye care services for the surrounding communities ages seven and up.
Dr. O’Daniel has had a working relationship with both Dr. Fuller and McPhellan for over two decades. He has served as past director for the Arizona Optometric Association, and past President of the Central Arizona Optometric Society. In January, 2018 Dr. O’Daniel decided to join Tatum Eye Care, the premier Eye Care Center in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Dr. O’Daniel’s goal is simple: Provide Excellent Eye Care, treat patients as family, and treat everyone honestly and fairly!

Dr. Christina Wong

Dr. Christina Wong of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
A southern California native, Dr. Wong attended UCLA where she received her B.S. in Biology. She then completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Wong moved to Arizona to complete a residency in ocular disease at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following residency, Dr. Wong earned the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Wong provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, from pediatrics through seniors. She has a special interest in the management of medical eye conditions including glaucoma, eye infections, dry eye and diabetic retinopathy.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wong enjoys running, going to the beach, rooting for the Bruins, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.
University of California Los Angeles - B.S. in Biology
Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Ryan Felten

Dr. Felten of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Felten is a native to Arizona, and was raised in North Phoenix where most of his family still resides. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University; then returned home to Arizona to pursue his Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University in Glendale. While at Midwestern University, he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. Dr. Felten enjoys working with patients of all ages and also speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Felten holds the following degrees:

Brigham Young University - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Midwestern University - Doctorate of Optometry