How often do you perform preventative maintenance on your car, your furnace, your snowblower or lawnmower? Chances are, you have them tuned up probably about once a year, if not more.

When is the last time you had your eyeglasses “tuned up”? Believe it or not, it is important to have one’s eyeglasses tuned up at least once a year. It is very common for screws to back out over time, temples and earpieces to become misaligned, and nose pads to get moved around. With a little preventative maintenance, we might catch these issues before they become an eyewear emergency.

Berries Hearing and Optical Center proudly serves the Midcoast with exceptional service, quality and attention to detail. This is why we believe it is important to have your local optician check over your glasses at least once a year, just to make sure everything is in top shape.

I am often amazed at how a little bit of preventative maintenance not only increases the life expectancy of your frame, but can also ensure the best vision possible with the correct alignment of the lenses with your eyes.

During the tune up, take advantage of the opticians time and expertise by asking if your current lenses are a good match for how you use your eyes. Let the optician know your work, hobbies, and the frequency in how often you remove your glasses.

During the month of April, we will be performing free eyeglass tune ups when you mention that you read this piece in the Coastal Journal. We will check and tighten temple, nose pad and eye wire screws, check over temple tips and ear pieces and give your lenses a professional cleaning. We look forward to meeting you!

Established in 1936, Berrie’s is a full-service hearing and eyewear center in Brunswick, voted “Best Eyeglasses of the Midcoast” since 2014. Stop by today and let us educate you on how to obtain and maintain better vision and hearing with the latest technology.

Berries Hearing and Optical Center is located at 86 Maine St., Brunswick. For more information, call 725-5111.