by Jamie Bartlett 4 min read

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Your glasses?

They’re a biennial investment that helps you see properly.

But beyond the medical aspect, they’re also a beacon of your style, your taste and how you want to put yourself across to people around you.

All very good reasons to take care of your glasses and why you should keep them in perfect working order.

 

8 ways to keep your glasses safe

 

Amber glasses resting on white spectacle holder

 

1. Prevent losing them

Sorry to break it to you…but it’s likely you’ll lose your glasses.

 

 

“A study of 2,000 adults found we will typically misplace four items a month with keys, mobile phones, pens and glasses the most common.”

Daily Express

 

Which is why it’d be a good idea to always put them in same place, each and everyday. Because ritualism is the secret to being organised, everybody knows that.

By using a spectacle holder, you’ve got the perfect place to store your glasses when they’re not on your face.

Right where you left them.

 

Amber glasses resting on wooden eyeglass stand on workdesk

 

2. Protect your lenses

Come on, it’s you who paid for those lenses.

Why not keep them safe?

Because if you don’t, you might have to replace them. Nobody wants that.

 

 

“In addition to reflecting light and interfering with vision, scratches can affect the impact resistance of the lenses. For optimum vision and safety, the best thing to do if you notice significant scratches is to purchase new ones.”

Gary Heiting, OD - All About Vision

 

Sure, you can always rely on anti-scratch lens coatings, but that’ll only work for minor wear and tear.

And please, don’t be that person who puts their glasses lens-side-down.

Even if you’re new to wearing them, that’s a cardinal sin when it comes to taking care of your lenses. To prevent lens scratches, keep your frame the right way up by keeping it on this spectacle holder.

Your lenses will be kept aloft, away from dust and dirt and will last you much much longer.

You can thank us later.

 

Grey glasses frames both placed on spectacle stands on pink background

 

3. Your case comes, your stand stays

Oh yea, glasses cases are good too.

But only if you remember to take it with you… everywhere you go.

They’re a great way to avoid crushing or scratching your glasses frame whilst you’re out on your daily grind. But if you want our advice, you should take your glasses case with you in your bag or in your car.

This way, you’ll always have it handy for when you’re out and about doing your thing.

When it’s time to come home, your handy eyeglass holder will be waiting for you to hang up your frame, kick back and relax.

You know it makes sense.

 

Green eyeglasses on white glasses holder

 

4. Safe from spills

Lens-scratches are a nightmare.

But sticky glasses? Eugh.

Anything that’s lying on your workdesk is fair game when it comes to the next tsunami of tea, fizzy juice or coffee.

And just like your soggy-wet paperwork, your glasses are going to get covered in whatever liquid that’ll be dripping onto your lap sometime soon.

So just like Noah and his many animals, why not build yourself an arc to keep your spectacles safe from the rising tide?

Yep, this upright glasses holder is a self-assembly DIY design. The perfect weekend project to keep your glasses nice and safe.

 

Grey glasses perched on white glasses stand in front of teal background

 

5. Reduce frame scuffs

Are your glasses made from acetate?

If so, they’re just as easily scuffed as your lenses. Which isn’t a great look when the acetate frame is what makes your glasses stand out so much.

It’s the star of the show.

Lens-side up, a folded spectacle frame will rest on it’s temples. By laying your glasses on kitchen worktops or desks, tiny particles of grit and dirt are just waiting for you to drag your sacred spectacles right across them.

And whilst you did the right thing by protecting your lenses, it’s your acetate frame that takes the brunt of dreaded grit.

By keeping your frame elevated and off these gritty surfaces, you’ll keep your frame in better condition, free from scuffs.

 

Brown glasses on wooden spectacle holder on workdesk

 

6. Stay organised

Got a job?

Chances are, you’ll have a desk and maybe even a desk-tidy or a pen-pot. You know, for all your boring work stuff.

That’s cute, but why wouldn’t you do the same for your glasses frame?

Sure, those pens and pencils are handy, but they’re pretty low-key compared to your spectacles.

Going back to reason no.1 here, a desktop eyeglass stand is going to keep your glasses nice and organised so you can get on with being professional.

And just like your parents always told you, just put them back where you found them.

On your spectacle holder.

 

Two tone glasses frames resting on blue eyeglass holders

 

7. Make an impression

There’s a great saying.

“What you allow in your presence is your standard.”

And after your eye test, purchasing the frame, getting the lenses fitted and getting the frame adjusted, surely, you’ll want to take care of your glasses?

Because your standard is as high as you want to set it. In this case, it’s 115mm tall, made from precision machined recycled plastic and will take your glasses game to the next level.

In your office or workspace, everyone will clearly see that you like to take care of your things.

 

Grey and blue spectacle holder on bedside table

 

8. Prevent drops

Keep your glasses on your bedside table?

First thing in the morning, or last thing at night, this probably means you’ve dropped them a few times. Right onto the floor where you might end up scratching your frame or lenses.

Which why we’ve made a sturdy base-plate from recycled water bottles. It keeps your glasses aloft, safe and poised for some evening reading or bedtime TV.

In the morning, it’ll be within arm’s reach, right where you need them, ready to start the day.

 

 

Grey spectacles resting on green and grey spectacle holder

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    Jamie Bartlett
    Jamie Bartlett

    Co-founder of Banton Frameworks.



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