The average lifespan of your glasses is one to three years. During this period, you might across a number of issues with them due to daily wear and tear, such as smudged lens, loose temples and discoloured or damaged nose pads. At Zoff, we offer complimentary aftercare services for your spectacles and sunglasses, to help restore them to spanking new conditions and make them last longer.
Regular care and maintenance are needed to prolong the lifespan of your glasses, so you don’t have to replace them all the time. Here, we list down the type of aftercare services we provide, all for free! If you find yourself under any of the situation below, drop by our stores for consultation and see if we are able to help!
“My glasses are sliding down.” | “My spectacles feel uncomfortable.”
The way you put on and remove your glasses may cause its fit to be altered and your glasses may begin to slip off. Misalignment of the glasses will also affect the position of the lens with respect to your eyes as you view through them, ultimately causing a sense of discomfort.
Adjustments and alignment of glasses
We offer adjustments of your glasses to fit your face accordingly. If the nose pads or temples are not aligned, we can help restore them back to their correct position, so that the glasses remain comfortable when worn for prolonged periods.
“My spectacle temples are dangling.” | “The nose pads are loose.” | “My glasses’ screw is missing!”
The screws connecting the parts of your glasses may gradually loosen over time with daily use. If left unattended, the screws on the hinges that connect the front frame of the glasses to the temples may detach and fall off. The same goes for the screws of the nose pads, and might even end up missing!
We would advise you to come down to our stores to consult our opticians for the tightening of screws. We use specific screwdrivers meant for small screws in glasses and take extra care to make sure that the screw threads are not damaged or stripped when securing them in.
“My glasses need cleaning!”
Do you notice your glasses temples becoming dirty or your lenses smudgy, making it difficult for you to see? This can be due to your glasses coming into contact with your skin or dust particles in the air over long periods of usage without a wash.
Come by our stores to have your glasses cleaned*, if you find your glasses greasy, dirty or lenses smudged. Please note that cleaning will not fix coat peelings of your lenses or frames. For such cases, we would recommend replacing your glasses.
*We do not use cleaning agents with alcohol content. Cleaning agents with alcohol content will result in discolouration of your eyewear frames.
“The nose pads are dirty.” | “My nose pad has come off.”
As your nose pads are in direct contact with your face, cosmetic and perspiration may cause an accumulation of dirt and dust on your nose pads. It is also noticeable when the nose pads become discoloured or when they start to disintegrate and come off.
Nose pad replacement
If cleaning does not help remove the dirt on your nose pads, or if they are damaged, we can help replace them with new ones at our stores*.
*Nose pads for certain spectacle frames cannot be replaced.
*Nose pad replacement is eligible depending on the condition of the nose pads. Do bring down your glasses to our stores for advice.
While there may not be any apparent issues noticed, some may still find their glasses uncomfortable.
“My spectacles are sparkling clean, but I still find my vision slightly blurry.” | “I feel dizzy viewing through my glasses.”
Approach our opticians in stores for a free eye test to check if your current lenses match your prescription needs. They can also offer advices on lenses that may suit you better and tips on how to better care for your glasses to make them last.
In addition to the free aftercare services available, Zoff offers a one-year warranty on your eyewear frames against manufacturing defects and a six-month warranty on your lenses, when you purchase your glasses from us.
How to look good for your Zoom meetings without a full face make up
With the introduction of working from home, many have opted to go make-up free. This is the golden opportunity for your skin to breathe without all the layers of products and you can now sleep-in. Who’s there to notice anyway? But when it comes to the conference meeting with your bosses and clients at 10 AM, there is no escaping from having to look presentable for the cameras.
In this article, we will share some tips to make you look as good with minimal make up and how different glasses designs can switch up the impressions you want to give.
Skipping certain non-essential steps in your make up routine would mean saving another minute of prep time to stay in bed. But missing out on those steps may also mean missing out on that spot coverage or the additional brightening effect. What are some methods to replace those make up steps and make your skin and complexion look as perfect?
Sit near a window to let natural light fall on you. Alternatively, you may set up desk lamps for additional lights.
Know that you have a warm or cool skin tone? Even better. Choose tops that complements your skin tone for a brightening boost!
Virtual backgrounds, effects and filters have been all the rage for everyone working from home. Make use of beautifying filters and/or brightening effects to cover any blemishes while on camera.
Eyewear can be used to add dimensions to your appearance, even with minimal make up on. Wearing certain eyewear design can change and improve the way you appear on screen. Here are some eyewear picks which we think can help you make an impactful impression for your next conference call.
[EFFECT]: Face-slimming | Hides tired eyes
[RECOMMENDED]: Zoff UV Clear Sunglasses | ZA201G03_29E1
Waking up to sudden video conference request from your boss in the morning? Hide your swollen face behind an oversized frame as it gives an illusion of a smaller face to the other party. No time for your eyebrows and eyeliners? No worries. The glasses’ thicker rims can help draw away any unwanted attention from your bare face and tired eyes.
[EFFECT]: Reduces dull appearance | Brightens facial complexion
[RECOMMENDED]: Zoff CLASSIC | ZF192014_21E1
A golden piece, which complements well with Asian skin tone, can instantly lift up dull complexions. The sparkling gold lustre adds femininity to your appearance, especially when combined with glossy lips and highlighted cheeks.
[EFFECT]: Bigger and brighter eyes | Sharp and formal appearance
[RECOMMENDED]: Zoff CLASSIC | ZH201003_14E1
The contrast of the black-rimmed glasses and your skin tone brings a shine to your eyes, allowing them to appear bigger and brighter. Choose a polygonal-shaped frame for a sharp and edgy look while a Boston-shaped frame can create a softer and smarter impression. Ever so versatile, they are the go-to pair for all settings and occasions.
[EFFECT]: For an elegant impression | UV protection indoors
[RECOMMENDED]: Zoff UV Clear Sunglasses | ZF202G03_14F1
Go for a delicately designed slim frame for an elegant and sophisticated look. With retro back in trend, style the pair by putting your hair together with a padded satin headband or bedazzled pearl snap clips. The Zoff UV Clear Sunglasses features 100% UV cut clear lenses, protecting you against harmful UV rays that are also present indoors.
Find out more about the collection here
[EFFECT]: Reduces blue light exposure and tiredness in eyes
[RECOMMENDED]: Zoff PC Pack | ZY202P02_56E1
If you find yourself spending more time on your computer and mobile phone while working from home, Zoff PC glasses will be the perfect pair for you. The lenses have a natural tint, cutting up to 35% of blue light. With rubber temples to minimise discomfort on your ears, they can be worn for prolonged hours. Put on a bright lip colour to complement this Boston metal pair!
Check out the other designs and higher blue light protection options here
A perfect accessory to transition your mood from rest to work, glasses can serve as a great alternative to your usual, complete make up routine too. You can now portray different personalities and decide the impression that you would like to give to the other party simply by your choice of eyewear.
Begin your styling journey for the cameras with a pair of glasses here:
Stay on top of your fashion game with the hottest in-season colours, not just in the apparel you choose, but also the glasses you’re sporting.
With a variety of designs, any age can don a pair of trendy spectacles to stand out in a crowd.
Read on to see some of our recent favourites!
This season, we cast our eyes on two colours that exude an air of maturity and refined gentleness to add to our wardrobes and accessories shelves. Sage green – a colour that produces a refreshing, sophisticated matureness, and pastel lavender – which gives a feminine impression with a gentle presence. These soft colours work great with many colours and add a touch of modernity to your style.
Which do you prefer?
Feminine, silhouette tops in sage green balances the sweet image and brings out a factor of modernity. Match them with a white skirt for a quiet charm, and pair the outfit with a patterned bag to create a more distinct character for the image you want to portray. Walk this outfit out with a pair of neutral-coloured ballet pumps for a casual weekend brunch, or wedges for a simple movie date.
If the overall coordination is light-coloured, it is recommended to use dark-coloured frames to complement the whole look. If you select a delicate design and a gold-coloured metal pair of spectacles, you can create a light and elegant impression. For a more edgy look, check out the classic Boston type frame with a vintage feel. With the trendy Boston shape eyewear, you can achieve a modern finish with a soft look.
Feminine pastel lavender is put together in a relaxed style to give off a sheer sweet impression that is not too overpowering. Layering long shirts over basic tops and pants can help to lengthen the torso. This colour works great with natural colours such as beige and white, and with that, you can put forth a unique modern style of your own.
Hexagonal shaped frames seem like they’re going to stay for a while longer, and we’re not surprised! Combining roundness with straight lines, this eyewear style is the best of both worlds as it complements many face shapes, even those who are averse to round spectacle frames. This current hot seller comes in one of the most versatile and popular colours – rose gold – and forms a lovely combination with pastel lavender. For a mature look, try wearing a pair of metal frame glasses that adds a slight sparkle to your eyes. The simple yet playful frame design is perfect for a comfortable style on laidback days.
Keen to see whether these glasses can complement your face? Visit our stores to try them on!
Whether it is a conscious effort or not, there are occasions where your personality shines through, your clothes, that is. Perhaps you’re like us – you have that one outfit for the chill, off-days when you want to look and feel relaxed, or that favourite loud jacket you wear on days you feel chirpy and aren’t afraid of some extra attention.
We spoke with our 2019 Brand Ambassador, Mediacorp 987 DJ, Kimberly Wang (@ohhowstrange), on how style can speak one’s mood and also heard about how she styles herself based on different moods.
On days you have an important meeting and you want that extra boost of confidence. You feel pumped up to start the day and conquer whatever comes your way.
For Kimberly, it starts off with her power colour, pink. A sharp, clean-cut jacket in a bright hue of pink layered over a simple white top, paired with tailored white pants for that power walk.
Accessorize with a solid shape bag and add the final touch with a distinctive pair of shades as a statement piece.
Kimberly on her #PoweredUp look:
“Bring up your cool-factor by putting on a pair of shades with your suit. Adds a little mystery and sass as well. You can also choose to match your eyewear with the colour of your suit, for instance pink-on-pink will look really nice too!”
Assemble your own power getup with a strong colour and a pair of edgy sunglasses. A pair of polygonal shaped frame, or mirror lenses are two examples of what we will consider!
On those days you gather all your willpower not to hit the snooze button for the 8th time in the morning. It is that outfit you pull out from your wardrobe with familiarity, grab your essentials, including a pair of sunglasses to cover the sleepiness from your eyes, and rush out of house after gulping down your morning coffee.
Close friends and family can instantly guess your mood when they see you in this outfit, only because they have seen you in it countless times.
Kimberly’s secret to conquering lazy days:
“When sticking to casual wear, I tend to open for a pair of eyewear that is more eye catching so it can be the centre or attention. Also gives you instant plus points for style on a late-day.”
No time or energy for styling? Kimberly’s tip on an eye-catching pair of eyewear is a perfect way to hide the laziness and amp up your style.
Preppy style has made a comeback and gained a fair bit of attention recently, appearing on runways and the front of store displays. Like many others, we love some preppy style from time to time. However, this look has had some evolution, and while it still breathes an air of exclusivity and prestige, the nuances lie in the patterns, colours, and how they are put together in one getup.
Kimberly’s version of preppy comes in the form of a wholesome, clean look. She opts for a turtle-neck top with hair neatly straightened and swept to the side, well-defined brows with large metal frame glasses to accentuate that studious look.
Kimberly’s thoughts on her interpretation of preppy:
“Glasses as an accessory? Check! Bring a dose of preppy-chic to your meetings or even on a date. I like this pair cause it’s both fashionable and functional – super lightweight!”
Gone are the days when glasses were for those with eye care needs. People now opt to wear glasses to protect their eyes from digital screens’ blue light or ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. Some simply wear them as accessories to complete their look.
Complete your preppy-chic look with large metal frames, but choose the shape wisely so as to complement your face shape.
Got a favourite style to flaunt? We’d love to see it! Tag us on Instagram @zoffsg if you’re donned in Zoff’s glasses!