Looking for a glasses or sunglasses case? Here are 9 of the best glasses cases to protect your specs!
The humble glasses case is an integral but often overlooked accessory. Putting your glasses in their case is sort of like flossing: you know you should do it, but you probably don’t do it as much as you should.
That’s partially because the cases that come with new glasses are usually subpar. These cases are often flimsy and thus not so functional, meaning that they often get set aside almost immediately.
It’s easier to not bother with a case, but then you run the risk of damaging your glasses for good. All it takes is one drop to require a (possibly expensive) trip to your optician.
The best solution is to get a durable, well-designed case that you’ll actually enjoy using, and I’ve rounded up 9 of the best options in this article.
Here are our top three recommendations from the list:
Read on for more info and the complete list…
The Best Glasses Cases
These cases are great for both eyeglasses and sunglasses and cover a range of needs.
Smythson Sunglasses Case in Panama
The Sunglasses Case in Panama from renowned luxury brand Smythson is more than just a place to chuck your frames — it’s a piece of craftsmanship.
Made from crossgrain calf leather, this Italian-made case features a soft suede lining and a leather-covered magnet for a refined look.
It’s available in six colors and can also be personalized. While it’s a pricey option, this Smythson case is one you can pass down.
Cubitts Aluminium Case
That’s right: alu-mini-um. (Cubitts is a London-based brand.) No matter how you say it, this lightweight aluminum case is one of the most unique ways to store your spectacles.
It’s lined with microfiber and uses a concealed neodymium magnet catch for a firm seal. Futuristic and minimal, the case is a far cry from the plain boxes you get from your eye doctor.
Warby Parker The Parker Case
The Parker Case is both handsome and sturdy, two things you don’t expect from most vanilla cases. It has a triangular design, which provides both form and function, and it comes in five colors.
Don’t have Warby Parker glasses? No problem — the Parker Case can accommodate a wide range of frames. For the price, it’s hard to go wrong.
GLCO Collector’s Case
For an elegant way to carry more than one pair of glasses, check out the Collector’s Case from Garrett Leight California Optical.
Made from soft vegan suede, the Collector’s Case holds four pairs in its lined compartments and features a dual zip-around closure for maximum security.
It comes in seven rich colors that range from classic hues to refreshing pastels. Due to its form factor, the Collector’s Case is great for traveling (or just for stylish storage).
Banton Frameworks Essentials Glasses Case
If practicality is your top priority, consider this case from Glasgow’s Banton Frameworks.
This roomy leather case has a keyring attachment and a military-grade paracord lanyard that can be worn around your neck for hands-free transportation.
There’s an external pocket that’s the perfect size for the included microfiber cloth, and there’s a secret internal pocket that can hold cards or cash.
The suede interior keeps lenses scratch-free, and the simple design allows for quick and easy access.
The Essentials case offers a lot of EDC bang for your buck. It’s equally good for traveling as it is for running errands, and it’s surprisingly affordable, too.
MOSCOT Travel Case
The MOSCOT Travel Case is a budget-friendly way to transport up to four pairs of glasses.
The simple design and construction give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. This hard case is made from vegan leather and has a lined interior for protection.
The Travel Case is an excellent option if you want to transport multiple glasses without breaking the bank. With its pebbled leather look, it’ll look right at home with your luggage.
Saddleback Leather Grandfather Eyeglass Case
The Grandfather is easily one of the most rugged glasses cases out there. It’s made from thick full-grain leather and features a two-piece gift box construction with riveted corners for reinforcement.
When you’re not using it to store glasses, the Grandfather can also double as a storage box for pens or other small objects, which is a nice bonus.
SALT. Optics Travel Case
The Travel Case from SALT. Optics looks like it belongs in a premium eyewear boutique. This sleek cork case holds three pairs of glasses and effortlessly doubles as an eyewear tray.
The indigo canvas contrasts nicely with the cork, and the minimal embossed branding is unobtrusive. The tough exterior keeps your glasses safe, and the cork interior won’t damage your lenses (even though it’s not as soft as microfiber).
Even though the Travel Case is designed for on-the-go use, this is a case you’ll want to put on display. It’s a great option for a double-duty case that works just as well (and looks just as good) at home as it does on the road.
ALTEC VISION Sunglasses Case
Finally, if you just want a dirt-cheap case, the ALTEC VISION Sunglasses Case is for you.
This is a standard glasses case with a clamshell enclosure, but it’s pretty durable for how cheap it is. It’s also oversized, so it can fit all but the most gigantic frames.
It’s not the most appealing case on the market, but if you need several single-pair cases and don’t want to go into debt, the ALTEC VISION is a solid choice.
Glasses Case FAQs
Here are a few quick answers to some common questions about glasses cases:
Should I put my glasses in a case?
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to eyewear. For optimal protection, store your glasses in a case when they’re not on your face.
Do soft cases protect glasses?
Soft cases offer a smaller degree of protection, generally keeping glasses safe from the elements. Soft cases don’t do a lot to protect glasses from accidental drops or other types of impacts, though.
What is a glasses case called?
Believe it or not, it’s called a glasses case! (Although some people will say “sunglasses case” if they’re only storing sunglasses).
If you find yourself putting on and taking off your eyeglasses or sunglasses on a regular basis, then it’s a good idea to invest in a case.
For travel, a good glasses case is practically non-negotiable. However, even if you’re not on the go, consider getting a case to keep your spectacles safe (especially if you have prescription glasses).
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