Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hot Headed-Why you should not leave your glasses in your car especially in the heat!

During these hot, summer days we are doing our best to stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, and wear our sunscreen. There are a few things that we do not always think about during our "what to do in the heat" checklist. 

We always advise others not to leave their glasses in their car. This is something we explain all year long. Even if it is not blistering hot out, the sun can seep through your windows and hurt your frames and lenses. If leaving your glasses in your car is a habit you have, try to break it this summer! 

Here are a few reasons why you should not leave your glasses in your car:

*The heat can warp your frame, especially if it is plastic! Warping means that the frame will easily twist or bend out of it's original shape. The material could also expand, making the lenses not fit in the frame properly

* The lenses could also craze. Crazing meaning a network of fine cracks on the surface of a material.

* Any metal in the frame (spring hinges) could burn your face if too hot! That would not be fun to partner with a sunburn! Ouch!

Just for fun, other items you should not leave in your car in the heat are: cd's, gps, mp3 players, sunscreen, medicines, disposable lighters and water bottles! Good to know.

If you are wondering where you should put your glasses when you are not in your car, I recommend ladies to put your glasses in the case and into your purse. For men it is a little harder, since most of you do not carry a bag. My male co-worker says to "put them in your girlfriend/spouse's purse. Which would seem to work, but this is not always the option. I would suggest if you are traveling to work and have a brief case, slip them in there. If you are headed to a restaurant or bar, I would suggest getting folding glasses to put in your pocket. It sounds crazy but see the picture below to know what I am taking about. These sunglasses come with a small square case that fits into your pocket like your wallet does. Bonus...you can put your Rx in it! PS, we sell these!

We also would like to wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July! Protect your eyes and wear your sun wear! If you need any repairs or adjustments after the holiday, come on by and see us! 

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