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How To Adjust Your Eyeglasses

Whether you just get your new glasses or have wear them for a long time, the frames may pinch your nose, slide out of place or simply appear crooked. Except taking them to an optometrist for an adjustment, you can do it yourself by following these instructions. Stand in front of a mirror and look straight ahead, make sure that the middle of the lenses is level with the center of your eyes. Check for the fit and make some adjustments properly.

Your Glasses Are Sitting Too Low On Your Nose

glasses are sitting too low on nose

For Wire Frame Glasses

FOR WIRE FRAME GLASSES

Use your thumbs to push the nose pads closer together until they fit snugly against either side of your nose.

For Plastic Frame Glasses

FOR PLASTIC FRAME GLASSES

Place your glasses in a bowl of warm water for 30-60 seconds. Carefully apply an inward and downward pressure to the end of the temples to achieve a tighter fit behind the ears.

Your Glasses Are Sitting Too High On Your Nose

glasses are sitting too high on nose

For Wire Frame Glasses

FOR WIRE FRAME GLASSES 2

Use your thumbs to spread the nose pads out until they fit comfortably.

For Plastic Frame Glasses

FOR PLASTIC FRAME GLASSES 2

Place your glasses in a bowl of warm water for 30-60 seconds. Carefully apply an outward and upward pressure to the end of the temples to achieve a relaxed fit behind the ears.

One Lens is Higher Than The Other

glasses look crooked or tilted heavily to one side

For Wire Frame Glasses

The left lens is higher than the right lens

Gently bend the arms or earpieces with small pliers or your bare hands.

For Plastic Frame Glasses

The left lens is higher than the right lens 1

Carefully heat the higher arm with a hair dryer to make the plastic pliable. Slowly move the plastic downward with your hands until it is in the desired position.

One Lens is Closer To Your Eye Than The Other

If Your Left Lens is Closeer In

Left lens is closer in glasses

Bend the left temple arm in and/or the right temple arm out at the hinge.

If Your Right Lens is Closeer In

right lens is closer in glasses

Bend the right temple arm in and/or the left temple arm out at the hinge.

A Note About Certain Frames

Some frame materials resist adjustment: titanium, memory titanium, memory plastic, and aluminum alloy. Others are quite adjustable, including stainless steel or plastic / acetate temple arms in which a stainless steel rod is embedded.

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