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Clever gift ideas for spectacle wearers

From the perfect case to stylish accessories: our present tips are guaranteed to include the ideal gift for every spectacle wearer

Whether it's for Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary, a little reward for young ones or a present for a special event - there are plenty of occasions and opportunities to give a gift to spectacle wearers. But which spectacle case is the right one? And how do you recognise a good ultrasound cleaner? Did you know how wide the choice of accessories actually is? BETTER VISION reports on gifts that will put a smile on the face of any spectacle wearer.

A good case is like a safe for spectacles - only more attractive

A good case is one of the basic items that every spectacle wearer needs. How would you like a customised case to meet your personal taste? An imprint or engraving with a loving dedication or the initials of the recipient can turn a spectacle case from an everyday object to a great personalised gift.

There is also a huge choice of colours, shapes and materials, meaning that anyone can find their perfect case with ease. From lightweight cases made of felt, leather, cotton or silk, to extra strong hard-shell cases like precious wood or metal. There are also cases with special retaining clips for attaching to clothing or special self-adhesive spectacle cases that are perfect for keeping in the car, with an adhesive strip to attach at any position and open with a push of a button. This allows the spectacles to be conveniently taken out and replaced.

Whatever style you choose, you should make sure that the inside of the case is sufficiently cushioned on both sides. This absorbs impacts and provides optimum protection for the spectacles. You might also want to consider a special case for sports glasses which has additional space to keep accessories in or, if needed, a case which is waterproof.

Tip for choosing the right size spectacle case: we recommend taking precise measurements, particularly for spectacles frames which are a bit larger when folded, –too little space in the case can be critical.

State of the art technology to prevent dirt: an ultrasound bath ensures a clear view at all times, not just for those who don't like cleaning their spectacles

Just place the spectacles in the bath briefly and the lenses and frame are perfectly clean and streak free all over. The ultrasound waves inside the bath cause gentle vibrations that effectively loosen any dirt and scaling. The benefit of this: the ultrasound waves even clean spots that are impossible to reach with a cloth. Ultrasound baths are convenient to use and produce excellent results, plus tests have shown that quality units from leading manufacturers are available from around 40 Euro. Tip: products are often sold as ultrasound cleaners but only use vibrations. When buying you should make sure that the bath really does use ultrasound technology (refer to the packaging) as is the only way to achieve optimum results. A practical gift for every spectacle wearer, particularly when combined with a compact travel cleaning set. Did you know that this kind of ultrasound bath can also give jewellery and watches a shiny new look?

See better and look better - stylish accessories that make everyday life easier for spectacle wearers

Additional visual aids are available for a better view, including reading magnifiers and lights, a sun protection clip for rapid attachment to spectacles and all kinds of attractive fashionable extras. Attaching pins and clips in various designs not only provide practical everyday assistance by securely attaching your spectacles to your jacket, belt or blouse; but they add a fashionable touch to your outfit as a brooch or accessory. Special spectacle chains are also available in a huge range of styles and designs. The principle behind them is simple and practical, at the end of each accessory is a small ring through which you attach the folded spectacles using one of the temples. This means that the spectacles are securely attached to your body at all times when you're not using them and can be put back on as required. This is useful for reading glasses for the latest page-turner in the evening, or professional situations when you need to take your spectacles off frequently.

Tip: spectacle straps made of a special material (e.g. neoprene) are the ideal thing for those involved in sport, as they provide a secure fit at all times and do not slip even when you are perspiring.

A delightful gift for spectacle wearers who enjoy walking or travelling is a special telescope, allowing them to enjoy all the details of nature and scenery. They are easy to use, as telescopes for spectacle wearers can be adjusted precisely to the owner's vision and can also be used with or without spectacles on.

Ultimate glare protection for winter or summer sunshine. Good sunglasses protect the eyes at any time of year.

When it comes to sun protection, there are plenty of gift options for spectacle wearers - whatever the season. Prescription sunglasses provide comfortable vision and added safety, when driving or skiing for example, as do tinted sun protection clips for attaching to a pair of spectacles. They can be the ideal solution if the person doesn't want to carry spare spectacles around with them. There is a huge range of sunglasses to suit every taste - from classic stylish designs to a sporty look to distinctively fashionable. The variety of models and options covers every possible requirement.

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