In the previous article, we discussed “Can you adjust your glasses by yourself?”. In this article, let’s talk about “How do you adjust your glasses at home?"
The glasses are too loose or too tight at the temple.
If your glasses are too tight on your temples, you will feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, if your frames are too loose, it can make you look not energetic. Either way, you can adjust the frames at home to make them more comfortable. If the arm squeezers your temples. If the frames are metal, hold your lenses in place with your less-used hand. Use your dominant hand to gently press outwards on the corner of the frame, between the hinge of the frame and the lens. Repeat this step on the other side of your body to make your temples looser. If the frame is too loose from the temple. Again, for metal frames only, use the same method as you used to relax the frames, but apply slightly inward pressure on the corner between the hinge and the lens. Repeat on the other side, tightening the fit around the temple. Adjusting the temples of rimless, half-rimless, or plastic frames can break them. You are advised to take these frames to the optical shop for adjustment.
The glasses slid up your nose.
Although glasses often slide up your nose and pushing them up can be annoying, it's easy to pull them tight. If your nose frame is metal, use your thumb to shrink the nose pad until the frame no longer slides. If you have plastic frames, soak the arm in warm water for 30-60 seconds, then apply slight downward pressure to the end of the arm. This will make it fit more behind the ears, which will tighten the overall fit and prevent slippage. If tightening the frame doesn't work, try using eyeglass wax to stop it from slipping.
Eyeglass pinches your nose.
Not only can a pair of glasses that pinch your nose be uncomfortable, but chronic stress can also lead to headaches or migraines. How you solve this problem depends on your frame material. If you're wearing a metal frame, just use your thumb to widen the plastic nose pad until the frame fits comfortably. If wearing plastic frames, after soaking the glasses arm in warm water for 30 to 60 seconds, gently press the glasses arm outward to make the glasses more comfortable. If your glasses continue to clamp your nose after adjustment, seek help from a professional optician.