Care + Repair

The lifespan of your sunglasses relies not only on their build and material, but also on your care routine. Knowing how to clean, store, and handle them correctly is key to their longevity. This guide offers best practices for maintaining your sunglasses, ensuring they stay stylish and functional for all your sun-filled adventures.

Care instructions

  1. Avoid Water: 

    While acetate is fairly water-resistant, prolonged exposure to water can damage the frame, lens coatings, and componentry. Therefore, try to avoid wearing them in the pool or shower.

  2. Proper Adjustments: 

    If your sunglasses get misaligned or feel too tight or loose, take them to a professional to be adjusted. Opticians will usually do this free of charge. Alternatively we provide provide free adjustments at our Auckland based store. Trying to adjust them yourself might result in damage.

  3. Regular Maintenance:
    Periodically check the screws that hold the frames together. If they are loose, tighten them gently with a small eyeglass screwdriver. You can purchase optical screwdrivers from our retail store.

  4. Avoid Chemicals: 

    Hair sprays, perfume, and other cosmetic products can degrade the frame and the lens coatings. Try to avoid contact with these kinds of products. If your frames are looking worse for wear, we can buff them for you.

  5. Cleaning: 

    Use a microfiber cloth and a cleaning solution specifically designed for eyewear to clean your acetate sunglasses. Avoid using household cleaning products or anything abrasive, as they can damage the lenses and frames. You can purchase a cleaning kit from our retail store.

  6. Avoid Heat: 

    Acetate frames can warp, and steel components can dislodge if exposed to high heat, so don't leave them in direct sunlight, such as on the dashboard of a car, for extended periods. 

  7. Storage: 

    When not in use, store your sunglasses in a protective case to prevent scratches or other damage. Never put your glasses down with the lenses facing down, as this can also lead to scratches.

  8. Use Both Hands: 

    When removing your glasses, use both hands to keep the pressure even on both sides of the frames. This will prevent twisting that can misshape them.

  9. Handle with care:

    Always pick up your glasses by the bridge, not the arms. This can help prevent the frame from becoming misaligned or warped over time. Don't lay your glasses lens down.

Our team can also clean, repair, and recondition your Isle of Eden sunnies. Or, if you'd like a new pair, you can also trade in your old ones in exchange for a discount on a new pair.