How to care for your eyeglasses this Christmas

We love this time of year! Days are quickly filled with buying gifts, hanging decorations, cooking, cleaning, and shoveling snow if you reside in the colder states. The hustle and bustle of Christmas can make it difficult to keep track of your glasses though, leaving them in desperate need of cleaning, more likely to accidentally break or become damaged.

Perhaps the most famous case of someone damaging their glasses at Christmas is little Ralphie from A Christmas Story, who didn’t listen to his mother’s warning when playing with his much-loved Red Ryder BB Gun. Sure enough, on the first use, he cracked his glasses when the BB ricocheted.

Whether you own the famously durable Flexon glasses or versatile Nike eyeglass frames, it’s still important to look after your specs to ensure they last not only for the holidays but for years to come. Caring for your eyeglasses can be easy enough if you follow our helpful guide filled with hacks and tips for the holidays.

Use a cleaning spray

Many accidents occur when glasses are covered in dust or debris from household chores like hanging Christmas lights or giving your home a thorough pre-holiday cleaning. Using a glasses spray from your eyecare provider can help ensure your glasses are clean and clear. Avoid using abrasive chemicals which can leave smudges and take coatings off your lenses.

Keep a cleaning cloth handy

Dust and debris can easily gather on your glasses lenses, as well as condensation from moving from the cold outside to your warm home. Whatever you’re doing, it is always helpful to keep a cleaning cloth handy. It should ideally be made from a microfiber material to prevent lenses from scratching. Never use a paper towel or your own clothing to clean them, as this can end up scratching them or leaving more debris on them.

Consider a glasses cord or chain

It’s easy to set your glasses down and quickly have them consumed by wrapping paper, hiding them from sight. This is where we find most people accidentally sit or step on them, resulting in damage! Using a glasses cord or chain keeps your glasses right where you can reach them and there are many fun and stylish options these days, so you don’t have to worry about the cliche ‘senior look’ when trying to keep your glasses close.

Store your glasses in a case

If you aren’t using your glasses, store them in a case, to ensure they don’t gather dust or get accidentally damaged.

Keep glasses the right side up

Never lay your glasses down on their lenses. This is the quickest way to cause scratching and damage. Set glasses down on their arms to prevent the lenses from touching surfaces.

Know where to buy glasses online

Are you ready to add a new pair of glasses to your eyewear wardrobe, but not sure which frame is right for you? We offer a huge selection of frame and lens options for veterans and active military personnel and their families, with a handy virtual try-on tool so you can try before you buy in the comfort of your own home.

Order glasses online

Take advantage of our holiday special where you can get 25% off all frames, the perfect way to save some holiday money. Just use the code FRAMES25 or SUN25 at checkout. Remember to place your order before December 24th as our lab will be closed after that until the new year!

Contact us

Got a question about your prescription or a particular frame? One of our eyewear specialists will be glad to help. Call us at 888-501-5011 or email You can also fill out our customer information form at

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