Caring for your eyewear

Focus on casing your eyewear, inspired and sponsored by FELTED.

For anyone that has to wear glasses, keeping them in good condition is a must. Good quality frames, and especially lenses do not come cheap, and spending money on what you need is an investment in your health. Over the next few weeks I’m going to write a small series on how to look after your eyewear, be it prescription glasses or sunglasses, to help you protect your investment and get a long life from your eyewear.

Todays post has been inspired by my good friend Helen from Felted. Helen has designed a range of good quality, fun and functional eyewear cases to cater for every frame out there. But before we look at the solution, lets take a quick look at the main issues with housing your eyewear.

  • Issue # 1. -Standard cases are ugly and you simply don’t want to be seen with them. ( easy fix, keep reading)
  • Issue #2 – They’re annoying. They’re too bulky, don’t close properly and they break easily.
  • Issue # 3 – Your specs or sunglasses simply don’t fit. Larger sunglasses are curved and don’t fit into ‘standard’ shape cases. Sometimes even the cases they come with are a tight squeeze!
  • Issue #4 – After you purchase new glasses, and they have been adjusted, sometimes they don’t fit into the case anymore. Long temple tips can cause the fit into cases to be a problem.
  • Issue #5 – Who wants to carry another thing when you can just sit them on top of your head?!?

This is NOT a great idea. Let me explain why.

Eyewear and lenses should be kept in a protected environment when you’re not wearing them. Not only does this help you remember where they are, but also protects the frame from accidental damage, and the lenses from unwanted scratches and chemicals that can deteriorate the lens finishes. Exposure to some aerosols and temperature changes can overtime effect your lenses and cause the coatings to ‘crack’ or de-laminate, which in most cases (pardon the pun) can be avoided.

Leaving sunglasses in a car – especially on a dashboard or in direct sunlight will cause both the lenses and frames to become brittle, and subsequently crack.
Wearing eyewear on the top of your head will stretch the frame. This not only does structural damage to the frame and changes the way it fits your face, but can also cause damage to the lens and material around the lens that can be costly to repair. It’s a habit that a lot of us struggle to break!

Now for the good news!

Felted has thought about all of this and has come up with solutions. Firstly, the colours and designs are simply gorgeous! With a focus on bright and playful colours, the entire range is easy to find and easy to match with.
The slimline designs are easy to carry, put in a bag or purse and are extremely lightweight. The Felt used is thick enough to protect your eyewear, but not too thick that it takes up unnecessary space.
Most of the designs have a push clip close which is going to outlast an alligator or spring closure case every day.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the designs in the collection.

Double Eyeglasses Case
Available in 5 colourways and works as a clutch too! Will easily fit 2 pairs of prescription specs, or one sunglass and one RX. Alternatively, use one side for eyewear and the other for your phone or bank cards.

Classic Eyeglasses Felt Case
Comes in a rainbow of colourways and is extremely affordable – you could easily have one for every day of the week. With a clip close top and super lightweight design, this case is an absolute essential.

Eyeglass Logo Pouch
This is my favourite! Not only does it have an adorable spec logo on the front, but it has a ZIP close so you know your eyewear isn’t going to fall out. Perfect for travel or to throw in your handbag, the zip closure protects anything nasty getting into your case and reeking havoc on your lenses.

Eyeglass Zipper Pouch
It’s bright so you can always find it and has all the protection you could ask for. If they’re not on your face, they should be in your case, zipped up away from any potential hazards!

Felt Coin purse
On the smaller size this may fit small children’s frames, but is adorable just as an add on for, well coins, or lipstick, bank cards etc. You get the gist – its too cute to ignore!

PS Felted also make these stunning Felt Tote bags which are also worth a look at !

Overall Felted has an option for all of your eyewear case needs. You should always have once case per frame so that they fit properly. Also, don’t forget to wash your microfiber cleaning cloths as well!

You can check out the entire range from Felted here:

Em xo

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