Adjusting Eyeglasses

Adjusting Eyeglasses

, by Vero Launier, 4 min reading time

Eyeglasses can be very expensive, so it is important to take care of them. One way to save money is to adjust the frames yourself. But, adjusting your glasses yourself can be risky. If you adjust them improperly, you can cause permanent damage to your lenses, and your frames. So, before you adjust your eyeglass frames, you need to make sure that you know how to do it properly.


Adjusting glasses yourself
Adjusting your glasses can be a tricky task. It requires you to have patience and a lot of attention to detail. When you adjust your glasses, you bend the temple arm, the temples, the nose bridge, and the nose pads. All of these parts are designed to adjust, and your lenses are flexible as well. When you go to your local optometrist or ophthalmologist, they will usually adjust the frame for you.
The metal parts in eyeglasses are small and thin, and if you adjust them incorrectly, you can permanently damage the eyeglasses. If you adjust your eyeglasses too often, the metal fatigues and becomes weak.
Tips to tighten up eyeglasses
Before adjusting your glasses, there are a few things you need to decide. After all, there are two kinds of frame materials--those made of memory plastic and wire--and there's also a difference between how you want the frames to fit. So it's important to decide on the type of frame and how you want to fit them.
How to tighten frames made of durable plastics
Over time, the plastic frame of your glasses will loosen. This is completely normal because the plastic is designed to flex and adjust to the shape of your face. The tightness of your glasses can be adjusted by bending the arms at the temples. You can do this with a blow dryer or with hot (not boiling) water. Warm up the arms and when they are warm, gently bend the arms toward you. Then, do the same thing to the other side. Only make small changes; if you bend it too much, it can break. With a little change, you can adjust it again and again.
This is the easiest and most effective way to fix some frame issues. If you're having issues with fit, check with your optician or eye doctor for their professional input. While the majority of issues are easily taken care of, ask your optician if you've reached a level beyond this fix.
How to tighten a metal frame
Metal frames can be tightened by bending the metal at the temples. Bend the temples inwards, towards your face. Then, do the same to the other side. Only make small changes, as if you bend it too much, it can break. With a little change, you can always readjust it.
How to Prevent The Glasses From Falling Down Your Nose
Sometimes, your glasses may slide down the bridge of your nose. This can happen for a number of reasons. The main cause is facial oils. The best way to stop your glasses from slipping down is to tighten the arms. Bending the temple piece (the part that goes behind your ear) will tighten the frame. Read above to find out how to do this.
You need to make sure that your eyeglass lens is centered in front of your eye. To do this, stand facing the mirror and look straight on. Put your glasses on and center the lens directly over the center of your pupil. Now, adjust the nose pads so that the glasses are always in the correct spot.
My glasses have nose pads
You can adjust the position of the nosepads so that they hold the frames in place. If you widen the pads, the glasses will slide down on your nose. If you bring the pads closer, the glasses will climb up on your nose. The nosepads are attached to the nosepad arms and are welded to the frames. You should only make small adjustments to these. If you make them too big, or too frequently, the arms will snap or the welds will crack.
My product does not have nosepads
If your frame does not have nose pads, you can gently adjust the temple tips for the fit you desire. The nose piece on plastic frames is designed to fit most noses.
Free Eyeglass Adjustment
Most opticians will adjust your eyeglasses at no charge to you.



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