Do you ever feel like you’re in a never-ending quest to find your glasses? As soon as you take them off your face, they’ve disappeared again! Not only is this incredibly frustrating and time consuming, but also, if your glasses are MIA for long enough, you’ll need to buy a new pair. Use our simple tips to ensure that you never lose your glasses again.
How to Never Lose Your Glasses Again
Keep Them in a Case
First, we always recommend that you keep your glasses in their case when you’re not wearing them. Because the case is larger and bulkier than the frames of your glasses, it’s easier to keep track of. Plus, it protects your glasses from being smashed or scratched. Consider choosing a brightly colored glasses case that will catch your eye in cluttered spaces.
Give Your Glasses a Home
You wouldn’t put your toothbrush in the refrigerator, would you? Or store your wallet in the pantry? If you’re hoping to never lose your glasses again, one of the most important things you can do is to decide where your glasses will “live” when you’re not wearing them. Some common homes for glasses include bedside tables, coffee tables, and desks. Choose a particular place and store your glasses case there, so that it’s always ready to shelter your glasses. Then, whenever you want to take off your glasses, put them in that place.
Don’t Put Your Glasses Down in an Unfamiliar Place
If you aren’t ready to put your glasses in their home, keep them on your person (on your face, pushed back on your head) until you are ready. Avoid putting them down anywhere else, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar place. For example, never put your glasses down on the table at a restaurant or set them beside you on the couch when you’re visiting a friend. If you don’t want to wear them, put them in your purse (if you have one) or your shirt pocket.
Form a Habit
Habits have the power to change your life. After all, you do dozens of things each day without really thinking about it: brushing your teeth, pouring your favorite cereal, driving the route to work, placing your car keys on a hook, etc. So once you select a home for your glasses, be diligent about keeping your glasses in that spot. As soon as you finish using your glasses, return them to their home. It’ll take a little time, but if you stick to it, you’ll eventually form a solid, unbreakable habit.
Make Your Glasses Glow in the Dark
Perhaps you’ve already tried the recommendations we’ve listed so far. You know how important it is to keep your glasses in their case and give them a home, and yet – you still lose your glasses all the time. We’ve got a little trick for you. Purchase glow-in-the-dark paint at a craft store and paint a thin stripe on the inside of one (or both) of the temples of your glasses (the arms on the sides of the frame). Then, when you lose your glasses, simply turn off the lights and look for that glowing stripe.
Buy Straps for Your Glasses
Finally, consider buying straps for your glasses so that you don’t need to constantly set them down. There are a wide variety of options available, from comfy neoprene to classic leather to stylish beaded chains. If you’re often on the go and have lost your glasses in a variety of places, straps will help you keep your glasses close.
The tips above are useful, but only if your glasses aren’t currently lost! So go find your glasses and then get started.
And if you still can’t find your glasses and you’re hoping to get a new pair, contact Heffington’s if you live in southwest Missouri. Since 1975, the Heffington family has been assisting the Springfield community with top-quality eye care and affordable eyeglasses and contacts. One of the unique features of our family-owned business is that we manufacture lenses at our own laboratory, giving us total control over the service and pricing, and we’re happy to pass our savings on to you. To learn more about our products and services, please get in touch with us online, send an email to [email protected], or give us a call at 417-869-3937 (Optiland location) or 417-882-3937 (House of Vision location). We look forward to hearing from you!