Around 75% of adults need vision correction daily, with 64% of those people using glasses, so why is it that your eyeglasses are so easy to misplace? People have lost them everywhere, from their homes, in vehicles, the gym, and even right under their nose. Losing your glasses is not only inconvenient, but it can also become expensive when buying replacements. The good news? These helpful tips can ensure that your spectacles will always be within reach.
The oldest trick in the book is hanging your glasses from your neck when they are not in use. This can be done with a small chain, cord, or lanyard, which you can find in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It may seem too simple of a solution, but would it still be around if it didn’t work?
Just like with other small hand-held items, like car keys or a wallet, having a set place in your home to store your glasses is one of the best ways to ensure you know where they are at all times. However, it only works if you always remember to put them there. You might also try an eyeglass stand, pin, or caddy for easy storage while you are away from home. However, please avoid placing them on the top of your head, as this has been proven to stretch out the frames, causing an uncomfortable or loose fit down the road.
You may already own a case for your glasses, but is it bright and easy to spot? If not, switching to a more vibrant color and pattern can help the case to stand out, so you will then be more likely to use it. A fun design can also help in locating your missing pair of spectacles!
If you frequent places with low light quality, you may even try placing a thin strip of glow-in-the-dark material on your frames to make them stand out.
The Power of Technology
Most people are unaware that they can use their phone as a tracking device for just about anything these days, including your glasses! Although some devices may still be too large to place on the lenses or frames themselves, you can always stick it on your colorful case.
Also, opting for lenses that can transition from indoors to outdoors, or which can be used for multiple tasks, can help remove the need to take them off in the first place.
Mind Over Matter
The most common places to misplace eyeglasses are cars or public transportation, at a restaurant, at the gym, at the airport, or in other public places. However, with a little brain training, you can help yourself remember when and where you take them off.
One of the best ways to keep the location in mind is to verbally take a mental note when you take them off. Saying things like “Glasses on the top shelf,” “on the bedside table,” or other similar phases allow your brain to make a bookmark of where they are, making it easier to retrace later.