Make use of the included neck strap and case
Straight out of the box, your binoculars will likely come with a neck strap and some sort of protective case. It’s a wise idea to keep your binoculars attached to the strap at all times - and make sure you put it comfortably around your neck when viewing. Even the sturdiest of hands can slip up.
A neck strap is a quick, easy safety measure that takes little effort - but will save you from the majority of mishaps. Likewise, when your binoculars are not in use, keep them stored away in the convenient case.
Keep your lens caps close by
If your binoculars came with protective caps, front or rear, make use of these handy binocular accessories whenever you’re not actively viewing.
Some lens caps even come with the focal length clearly labeled on the cap, helping you grab the right lens, faster.