Elevate Your Eyewear With These Must-Have Glasses Accessories

17th April 2024

Glasses are an easy way to elevate your style and make your outfit stand out, making the perfect minimalist accessory for any occasion. But even as a great fashion accessory, they can be easy to lose, get dirty easily, or just become boring after some time. Luckily, there are some simple solutions and accessories that can help you keep your glasses safe, protected, and looking great.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect little gift for someone you love, here are some accessories that every glasses wearer needs to own.

Practical Accessories

Protective Cases

Glasses cases are crucial to protect your glasses from damage when you’re not wearing them, and we would say they are probably one of the most important accessories to have.

Glasses case

Protective cases are like a home for your glasses when you are not wearing them and where they are safe from scratches, cracks, and bends. Leaving glasses lying around without a case is a common habit for some people, but we cannot stress highly enough how important it is to keep them stored safely. Finding a case that you love, can help you kick that habit and keep your glasses safe.

Eyewear Repair Kits

A glasses repair kit means you can easily carry out adjustments and even minor repairs independently. Common issues like loose screws, misaligned frames, or bent temples can be taken care of without the need for professional assistance.

Glasses repair kit

A glasses repair kit typically contains many essential components, including a precision screwdriver with interchangeable heads and a selection of replacement screws in various sizes and types. This ensures that you can always tighten or replace screws to prevent a loose or wobbly frame. Some kits also include nose pads in different sizes to replace worn-out or damaged nose pads.


Lens Cleaning Solutions and Cloths

Something you might have noticed is that over time, dust, dirt, and oil can build up on your lenses, which can affect your vision and not only cause potential damage to your glasses but also hurt your eyes. So to prolong the lifespan of your glasses and keep your eyes safe, cleaning solutions and cloths come in handy, giving you a clear vision at all times.

There are different types of cleaning solutions available. While alcohol-based solutions are effective for cutting through grease and grime, they may not be suitable for all lens coatings, unlike water-based solutions that offer a gentler option that is safe for most lens coatings and materials.

Additionally, spray-on solutions are a convenient option for on-the-go cleaning and typically come in compact bottles that can be easily carried in a bag or pocket. Pre-moistened wipes offer a disposable option that's pre-soaked in a cleaning solution, which is also ideal for quick and convenient cleaning.

Microfiber cleaning cloths, on the other hand, are an easy solution to remove dirt and smudges and keep your glasses clean throughout the day. They are often included with the purchase of your glasses. To maintain the effectiveness of microfiber cloths, they should be washed regularly in warm water with a mild detergent to remove dirt and oils that build up after some time.

Anti-fog wipes

Anti-fog wipes are particularly useful as a quick and easy way of stopping your glasses from fogging. These wipes are available as either single-use or reusable anti-fog wipes and are used in a similar way to a cleaning cloth to apply a very thin and invisible layer of anti-fog solution to the glasses lenses.


Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Although not necessarily used to provide a prescription or vision corrective, blue light-blocking glasses offer your eyes a notable degree of comfort and relieve from exposure to screens. The specially created lenses in these glasses block high-energy blue light from reaching your eyes to help reduce fatigue and eye strain.

To find out more about blue light blocking glasses and their benefits take a look at our blog “Tips to Reduce Eye Strain Caused By Screens

Anti-Slip Nose Pads and Temple Tips

Do your glasses keep slipping down your nose? This can be really annoying especially if you have to keep pushing them up your nose all day long. Anti-slip nose pads are small cushions that are attached to the bridge of glasses and can prevent them from slipping down your nose. They are usually made from silicone or rubber providing a comfortable and secure grip on your nose without causing discomfort.

Temple tips, on the other hand, are small sleeves or cushions attached to the ends of the temple arms of your glasses. They also prevent your glasses from slipping and provide enhanced comfort and stability.

Clip-On Sunglasses

Another great accessory for glasses wearer is clip-on sunglasses. By being directly attached to your existing frame with small clips or magnets, you don’t always have to carry around two pairs of glasses and cases this upcoming summer. They are a convenient and cost-effective solution for those who require prescription glasses.

When choosing clip-on frames, it’s important to consider the compatibility with your existing frames. Check if the size and shape are a match before purchasing just any old clip-ons hoping they’ll fit. Another thing to think about is the attachment mechanism as they should come with a secure and stable fit onto your glasses frames.


Glasses in a case


Stylish Accessories

Chains and Lanyards

Apart from practical accessories, there are also fun little extras you can add to your glasses, although one could argue that chains and lanyards are essential too to keep your glasses securely around your neck when you’re not using them. With lanyards or chains, you can prevent losing or damaging your glasses while adding a stylish touch to your overall look.

When it comes to lanyards and chains, there is a big selection of styles sure to fit anyone's preferences. There are classic chains made from gold, silver, or stainless steel that feature a series of small links that are connected, giving you a timeless and elegant look complementing any outfit. But you can also opt for fun colourful chains with daisies or different designs if you want to have a little fun with them.

Decorative Clips

Decorative clips are accessories designed solely to add flair and style not only to your glasses but overall look. If you’re someone who likes to switch it up from day to day, these are perfect for you as they are easily interchangeable, allowing you to customise your eyewear daily. Decorative clips can be attached to the bridge or temples of your glasses and may feature charms, gems, and pearls.

Conclusion

Whether you need practical accessories or are on the lookout to add a little flair to your glasses with some stylish accessories, it is clear that there are many options. By investing in glasses accessories, you can make your day-to-day glasses life more interesting and convenient. Make sure to protect your glasses to ensure your glasses will last you a long time and have fun styling your glasses differently sometimes.

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