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Protect Your Sunglasses From the Heat

POSTED ON July 22, 2011

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Post by guest blogger Joshua Yates, manager at Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care in Zionsville I don’t know if you Hoosiers have noticed but its smokin’ hot outside.  While it is important to keep yourselves hydrated and cool during this heat wave, don’t forget that the heat can affect other things like those stylish Ted Baker sunglasses you picked up from Dr. Tavel. The heat can be very harsh on your eyewear specifically if you have a plastic frame. What ever you do, ...

Post by guest blogger Joshua Yates, manager at Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care in Zionsville

I don’t know if you Hoosiers have noticed but its smokin’ hot outside.  While it is important to keep yourselves hydrated and cool during this heat wave, don’t forget that the heat can affect other things like those stylish Ted Baker sunglasses you picked up from Dr. Tavel.

The heat can be very harsh on your eyewear specifically if you have a plastic frame. What ever you do, remember not to leave your sunglasses in the car!  If it’s nearing 100 degrees outside your car, it’s probably approaching 200 inside the car.

Excessive heat can cause your prescription lenses to peel or permanently smudge your anti-reflective coating.  This is true even for the more durable forms of anti-reflective coating like Kodak brand Clean & Clear.

The heat can cause your plastic sunglass frame to actually warp, essentially melting the plastic.  Now this does not look like some bad B-rated horror movie where your glasses literally liquify, usually it makes the frame flatten out and get wider.  This of course produces some fitting problems for the wearer as the glasses will then be consistently falling off.

Take extra care of your eyewear in the harsh summer heat. Keep yourself (and your glasses) cool!

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