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This article was medically reviewed by Shaune Wallace, OD. Dr. Wallace is an Optometrist in Nevada with over 14 years of optometry experience. He received his OD from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2006 and is a member of the American Optometric Association.

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After prolonged use, eyeglass frames may slide out of place, pinch your nose, hurt your ears or simply appear crooked. You can take your eyeglasses to an optometrist for an adjustment, or you can easily adjust eyeglasses yourself by following the steps in this article.

  • If you have a bifocal lens, the line should sit at the lower eyelid. If you have a trifocal lens, the top line should sit at the bottom of the pupil.
  • If your eyeglasses appear level on your face but sit crooked when resting on a flat surface, this may mean that one of your ears is higher than the other. The temple arms should be bent to accommodate any differences in ear height. [2] X Research source

How to adjust eye glasses

  • For wire frames, gently bend the arms with small pliers until they are straight. Put the glasses on and observe in the mirror to see if they are correct.
    • Do not use wire cutters. You must use padded pliers or the frames will likely be damaged.
    • For wire frames, this adjustment can be made with pliers, or even your bare hands.
    • For plastic frames, you will need to make the plastic pliable using either heated water or air, before bending the earpiece section of the frames.
    • Take care not to over tighten the screws, or you risk damaging the plastic or metal that they are holding in place.

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    How to adjust eye glasses

    • On a side note, it is suggested that you get your eyes checked at least on a yearly basis to make sure the prescription in your lenses is still ideal for your vision.

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    About This Article

    Before you adjust your eyeglasses, stand in front of a mirror and position the glasses so the middle of the lens is over the center of your eyes. Adjust the temple arms if the glasses look crooked or are tilted heavily. If the lenses rest too high or too low on your face, you probably need to make an adjustment to the nose piece. To make the glasses looser or more tight, bow the earpieces outwards or inwards. For wire frames, bend the pieces with small pliers, and if your frames are plastic, heat them with warm water or a hairdryer, then bend them by hand. To learn more from our Doctor of Optometry co-author, like how to adjust the screws in the temple arms, keep reading the article!

    If your frames aren't fitting correctly, it might be easier to adjust your glasses at home than you think. You can fix most common frame problems yourself, but sometimes taking your glasses to an optician is the best course of action.

    Of course, if your problem is with your lenses, that’s something you can't usually repair at home.

    Here are four common eyeglass frame problems and how to fix them:

    Problem #1: Your glasses are crooked

    If one side of your frames looks higher than the other, you need to adjust the arms of your glasses — the part of the frames that hooks behind your ear.

    If the right side is higher than the left: Gently bend the left arm down at the hinge or where the arm bends behind your ear. 

    If the left side is higher than the right: Gently bend the right arm down at the hinge or where the arm bends behind your ear. 

    HELPFUL TIPS: 

    Adjust frames a little bit at a time to avoid overcompensating and possibly damaging your glasses.

    Run the arms under warm water to make them easier to adjust. Only use water as warm as you can get from the tap. Do NOT use boiling water!

    Avoid running warm water over the lenses, since it can affect the lens coatings.

    Problem #2: Your glasses pinch your nose

    Glasses that pinch your nose aren't just uncomfortable, prolonged pressure can cause headaches or migraines too. How you fix this depends on your frame material.

    If you wear metal frames: Simply widen the plastic nose pads using your thumbs until the frames fit comfortably.

    If you wear plastic frames: Once you’ve soaked the arms of your glasses in warm water for 30-60 seconds, gently apply an upward and outward pressure on the end of the arms to get a more relaxed fit.

    HELPFUL TIP: If your glasses still pinch your nose after adjustments, ask a professional optician for help.

    Problem #3: Your glasses slide down your nose

    Frequently pushing up your glasses because they’ve slid down your nose is annoying, but tightening your glasses is easy.

    If you have metal frames: Use your thumbs to narrow the nose pads until the frames no longer slip. 

    If you have plastic frames: Soak the arms of your glasses for 30-60 seconds in warm water, then apply a gentle downward and inward pressure on the end of the arms. This gives a better fit behind the ear, which should tighten the overall fit and prevent slipping.

    HELPFUL TIP: Summertime is prime time for glasses and sunglasses sliding down your nose. If tightening the frames doesn't do the job, try using glasses wax to stop the slippage.

    Problem #4: Your glasses are too loose or too tight on your temples

    Your glasses will feel very uncomfortable if your frames are too tight on your temples. On the other hand, if your frames are too loose, it can look and feel a little awkward.

    Either way, you can adjust your frames at home for a more comfortable fit:

    If the arms squeeze against your temples: For metal frames, use your nondominant hand to secure the lens of your glasses. With your dominant hand, apply very gentle outward pressure on the corner part of the frames located between the arm hinge and the lens. Repeat on the other side of your frames for a looser fit around your temples. 

    If the arms fit too loosely at your temples: Again, only for metal frames, use the same method used to loosen arms, except apply gentle inward pressure on the corner part of the frames located between the arm hinge and the lens. Repeat on the other side to tighten the fit around your temples.

    HELPFUL TIP: Adjusting the temples of rimless, semi-rimless or plastic frames could break them. It’s recommended that you take these types of frames to an optician for adjustment.

    When to take your glasses to a professional

    It's better to have your glasses fixed by a professional if your frames are made of certain materials that resist adjustment. These materials include frames made of aluminum alloy, titanium or memory titanium, and memory plastic.

    Certain styles of glasses or sunglasses are also best handled by an optician. For example, more durable frames, like those found in rimless or semi-rimless styles, can be more fragile when it comes to making adjustments.

    Adjusting glasses can be a great way to save time and money, and fit your eyeglasses without the need for a visit to the eye doctor. But, to adjust glasses to the proper fit and not ruin them, you need to be very careful. Most glasses do not “need” an adjustment to fit; but in some cases an adjustment is helpful or can make the glasses more comfortable. If you think that you could benefit from a glasses fit adjustment, then you need to learn how to do it without causing problems or even ruining your glasses.

    How To Adjust Glasses At Home

    Adjust glasses at home, but do it carefully! It requires care and patience, and we caution that you must be extremely careful. Eyeglass frames have temple arms, temple corners, nose-bridge and nose-pads and they are all designed for adjustment. Glasses are designed to be adjusted (bent) to fit if necessary, to accommodate most any facial structure. When you ask a local optical professional to adjust glasses for you, it is called a fitting. In most cases you will not need to fit eyeglasses, but if you do, you can take them to a local optical store for a fitting. Most opticians will fit-adjust glasses for free.

    The adjustable parts of eyeglasses are small and thin. If you adjust glasses in the wrong way, you can damage the eyeglasses and the manufacturer or retailer will not replace them. If you adjust your eyeglasses too often, the metal may fatigue and/ or break.

    How to adjust eye glasses

    How To Make Your Glasses Tighter

    If you have bought eyeglasses online, before you begin your eyeglasses fit adjustment, be sure you know exactly what it is you want to accomplish. The two most common goals are to tighten frames while keeping the optical center of the lens directly in front of your pupils, and to make wearing the glasses feel more comfortable on your face. There are two basic types of frame materials, memory plastic frames and wire frames.

    How To Make Plastic Frames Tighter

    Tightening plastic frames is normal because the plastic is designed to be adjustable, and over time the heat of your face will cause the shape of the plastic to change. Most plastic frames can be tightened at the temple arm, the part that goes over your ears. Get a hair dryer, or use hot water, and warm up the temple arm, and when it is warm, gently bend the temple arm closer to your head. Then work on the other side. Only make small adjustments; if you bend it too far it could break. With a small adjustment, you can always adjust it again.

    This will fix your frame most of the time. But once in a while you may want to take it to your optician or eye doctor for a fit touch up. Finding the most comfortable pressure on the sides of your head and against your ear is a personal decision, and may take some time.

    How to Make Metal Frames Tighter

    Tightening metal frames is similar to tightening plastic frames, but it does not require heating with hot water or a hair dryer. However, if your frame is made of titanium, it may not be possible to tighten the frame at the temple arms. Most metal frames can be tightened at the temple arms, the parts that go over your ears. Gently bend the temple in closer to your head. Then work on the other side. Only make small adjustments; if you bend it too far it could break. With a small adjustment, you can always adjust it again.

    How To Keep Glasses From Sliding Down Your Nose

    Glasses often slide down the nose bridge for various reasons. Facial oil on the nose is the main culprit. The best way to prevent glasses from sliding down your nose is to bend the back of the temples tighter around your ears. Read the section above to learn how to tighten plastic frames or metal frames. You can also make a very slight adjustment of the pad arm, the small metal bits that hold the nose pad. But be extremely careful, because even a small adjustment of the nose pads will change the fit dramatically.

    Either way, it is important to make sure that the optical center of the glasses lenses remains directly in front of your eyes. To do that, first stand in front of a mirror and look straight ahead, neither up nor down. Put on your eyeglasses and position the center of the lenses directly in front of your eyes. Be sure to look straight ahead when you do this. This shows you the place on your nose that you want the glasses frames on your face. Now, you need to adjust your eyeglasses frame so that it will always be correctly positioned.

    My Frame Has Nose Pads

    You can adjust the nose pads so that they keep the glasses frame in the right place. Widening the nose pads drops the glasses lower down on your nose. Bringing the nose pads closer together raises the glasses up on your nose. Nose pads are attached to nose pad arms, which are welded to the eyeglasses frame. You should make only tiny fit adjustments to the nose pad arms. If you make large adjustments, or frequent adjustments, the arms will break or the weld to the glasses frame will break.

    My Frame Does Not Have Nosepads

    If your glasses frame does not have nose pads, you only need to adjust the temple tips in order to accomplish your goal. The nose piece on plastic frames is designed to fit most nose bridges.

    Do your new glasses slide down your nose, or feel loose or a bit uncomfortable? Eyeglasses don’t always fit perfectly straight out of the box, but luckily, it’s easy and quick to adjust them to suit you.

    Depending on the type of frame that you might have, it’s important to remember that adjusting eyeglass frames is best done by an Eye Care Provider , as they are familiar with the techniques and have a “feel” for bending frame materials.

    View our store locations here. If there’s not a local optical store available near you, there are a few things you can do to adapt the fit of your glasses at home.

    Here, we’ll address your questions around adjusting tightness on temples, glasses height, and crooked glasses. So, read on!

    How to adjust tightness on temples

    Your glasses shouldn’t feel too tight or loose. From the temple arms to tips, they should sit comfortably behind your ears to avoid discomfort when you’re wearing them for long periods of time.

    You can easily adjust this by using gentle, steady pressure to wrap the frames more tightly around your face. You’ll need to heat up the glasses temples by immersing them in warm water.

    Hot water can damage the coating of the lenses, so ensure the water is only warm and keep the stream of water away from the lenses.

    Do not use a hair dryer to warm the frames – this could damage both the frames and lenses.

    How to tighten or loosen temples:

    1. Run the temple under warm water for 20-30 seconds to soften the plastic or metal.

    2. To tighten the temple: Bend the end of the temple downwards while grasping the temple at the bend.

    3. To loosen the temple: Bend the end of the temple upwards.

    Ideally, the temples should bend at about 45 degrees starting just behind your ear. If the bend in the temple starts before your ear, your temples will need to be loosened.

    How to adjust the height of your frames

    When you receive your glasses, your frames can be adjusted to sit higher or lower slightly to better align your pupil with the optical centre of your lens.

    Your prescription must be aligned with your eyes in order to work properly. If your glasses are not the right height, you can fix them by adjusting the nose pads or temples.

    5 steps to adjust glasses height with plastic frames

    If your plastic glasses frames are sitting lower on your nose than desired, it might be that the temples are too wide. If they’re sitting too high on your nose, it could be that the temples are too narrow.

    To raise or lower your frames:

    1. Heat both temples by soaking them in warm water for 30-60 seconds.

    2. To raise them, carefully bend them inwards until you feel a snug fit when you put them on.

    3. To lower them, carefully bend them outwards until they’re at the desired height.

    4. Repeat on the other side until you’ve formed it to the way you like.

    5. Rinse off with cold water when you’re done.

    6 steps to adjust glasses height with metal frames

    If your metal eyeglasses frames are sitting lower on your nose than desired, it might be that the nose pads are wide.

    Metal frames can be raised by gently closing the nose pads together with your thumb and forefinger. Use gentle, steady pressure and only move each pad a millimetre at a time, trying the frame on again between each adjustment.

    1. Grab the metal part of the temple (and not the padded part).

    2. Gently pinch one nose pad arm between your thumb and forefinger. Alternatively, you can use a needle-nose plier for adjustment.

    3. Repeat on the other side to effectively bring the nose pads closer together.

    4. The closer these pads are together, the higher the frames will sit.

    5. If your metal frames are sitting too high on your nose, lower them by slightly pushing the nose pads apart.

    6. The bridge should sit above the skin of your nose and just touch when you wrinkle your nose.

    Your local optician has special pliers designed specifically for adjusting nose pad arms – you may wish to consult them for nose pad arm adjustments.

    If you have a flat nose bridge, you will want the nose pad arms quite far away from the frames. Use a rocking motion to first pull the top of the pad arm farther from the frame front, then the bottom. You can check that the pad arms are the same distance from the frame by viewing them directly from the top and bottom.

    Too far away from your eyes

    Your frames and lenses should ideally sit as close to your eyes as possible – this is especially true for progressive lens wearers. Ideally, your frames should be as close as you can get them without touching your eyelashes.

    1. To bring the frames closer to your eyes, move the nose pad arms closer to the frames.

    2. To move the lenses away from your eyes, pull the nose pads away from the frames.

    How to adjust crooked glasses

    If your glasses are crooked, it might be one side is higher than the other. Place your glasses on a flat surface and observe if both the temples are touching the table.

    1. Heat the temple that is not touching by immersing it in warm water for 30-60 seconds.

    2. If the left side is higher than the right, bend the right temple tip down using slow and steady pressure.

    3. If the right side is higher than the left, slowly and steadily bend the left temple tip down.

    Take it to the pro: Visit your optician for an optimal glasses adjustment

    Whenever possible, get your eyeglasses adjusted by an eye care professional – especially if your frames are made of sturdy materials such as titanium or if they’re especially delicate, such as rimless or semi-rimless.

    We recommend visiting a professional optician every three months for a “tune-up” to have your frames tightened up a bit and all screws checked for security. This is usually about a five-minute process and a great way to extend the life of your frames.

    Fancy getting a new pair of glasses? Check out our current offer for stylish and affordable glasses.

    Have more questions? We have many other ways to help you adjust your glasses. Contact us by email, live chat or call 1-866-414-2326.

    Just like frames, all face shapes are different and as with anything, it can take time to find the perfect fit. But there are certain things you can do after buying your dream pair of eyewear to get you closer in your quest for comfort.The following tips and tricks are sure to help!

    If you already wear glasses, you’ll know how annoying it is when your frames fall down your face because they’re too loose or maybe you’ve had a pair that’s been too tight on your head. Whatever your past problem when it comes to the size of your glasses, fear not, as it’s perfectly fine to fiddle with your frames until the fit is just right.

    Learn to Keep Your Glasses From Sliding Down

    When you first buy a new frame, it’s bound to feel different from your previous pair of eyewear. That’s because it’s brand new and has never been worn before. Similar to the feel of new shoes (a bit tight, you have to wear ‘em in a little), a fresh pair of glasses out of the box is sure to feel tighter than the ones you’ve worn awhile.

    Or on the other side of the spectrum, maybe your new pair is slightly too loose and needs to be adjusted for a closer fit. Either option is something we can help with!

    So, here you are, with a fresh new pair of specs awaiting your viewing pleasure. The next step is to learn how to adjust them (if needed) to fit your face. There are several ways your glasses can be tailored to fit — you can adjust the temple arms and tips, nose pads, glasses height, and straighten crooked glasses. Read on for more details on how to do each.

    How to Tighten Glasses: A Step-by-Step Guide

    As mentioned, there are certain things you can do to adjust your glasses for a better fit. The most obvious would be to start by checking the temple tips and nose pads as these are softer parts of your frames and can often be easily altered.

    Your pair should feel comfortable when worn for long periods of time and shouldn’t be too loose or tight behind your ears. Use your own judgement to gently apply pressure to bend your temples into shape if you feel it’s necessary.

    How to Adjust Temple Tips

    To adjust the temple tips of your glasses, follow these easy steps and see how your pair fits after doing so.

    1. Run your temple tips under warm water for around half a minute

    2. For loose frames, bend the tips slightly downwards

    3. For tight frames, bend the tips slightly upwards

    How to Adjust Nose Pads

    Adjusting the nose pads of your pair can also help with adjusting glasses as your nose is what keeps your glasses held up with your ears.

    1. Grip your glasses by the lens and nose bridge

    2. If your nose pads sit too high, bend them outwards

    3. If your nose pads sit too low, bend them inwards

    How to Adjust Frame Height — Plastic

    Your eyes should be in the center of your lenses when you wear your pair, so have that in mind as you attempt adjusting it.

    1. Heat your temples by soaking them in warm water from 30 seconds to a minute

    2. To raise them up, bend them in towards you for a nicer fit

    3. Do the same to lower them, but this time by bending them out

    4. When you’ve found your perfect height, rinse your temples with cold water

    How to Adjust Frame Height — Metal

    If your metal frames aren’t quite at the height you want them to be, your nose pads are probably too wide.

    1. Hold the metal part of the temple

    2. Pinch one nose pad arm between your thumb and finger or use some needle nose pliers

    3. Do the same again on the other side of the pair

    4. The closer the pads are pushed together the higher your glasses will sit

    5. You can reverse this and make your pair lower by pushing the nose pads apart

    How to Adjust Crooked Glasses

    No one likes a pair of crooked glasses — not only is it a bad look, they’ll also make your world feel uneven. So, if one side of your glasses is higher than the other, you can straighten them out by making further adjustments. Place your pair on a flat surface and see if both temples are touching the table. If they aren’t, try the following.

    1. Heat the temple that’s not touching for 30 seconds to a minute

    2. If the left side is higher than the right, bend the right temple down

    3. If the right temple is higher than the left temple, bend the left temple down

    When should you not try to adjust your glasses?

    So, we’re gonna level with you here. We wanted to give at-home options for practicality, but in an ideal world your glasses should be adjusted by a professional. You don’t want to damage your frame, and a professional knows exactly how to handle glasses better than anyone. An experienced eye care specialist knows what needs to be done correctly in order for your glasses to fit you properly, and it’s a safer bet than trying it at home for the first time.

    If your pair is made from sturdy material like titanium or metal, there’s more chance of you breaking them or pushing them out of shape, especially if it’s a delicate style like rimless. You can find local opticians near you right here on our site and you should visit every few months to get your frames tightened and checked.

    Adjusting Your Glasses at Home

    If you are set on adjusting your glasses at home yourself, you should do it correctly and only if you don’t have an eye doctor nearby. Just follow our handy tips shared above and we’re wishin’ you the best of luck!

    How to adjust eye glasses

    You bought your glasses online, but they don’t fit your face the way you’d like. There’s probably no need to return them or run out to an optometrist shop.

    It’s easy to make small adjustments to your eyeglasses at home and achieve a more comfortable fit. In this article, we’ll show and tell you how to make these adjustments quickly and safely.

    Aligning your glasses

    When your glasses arrive, they’ll have a standard alignment. Place them face-up on a flat surface and you should find they rest in a fully balanced position. Both templates are parallel and in contact with the surface. The highest points of both lens frames are also in contact with the surface.

    In most cases, your glasses will look perfectly balanced on your face. However, it’s possible they don’t. Of course, not everyone has the same face shape. Look in the mirror and if one lens is lower than the other, the fix is easy enough. You simply need to bend the template arm down on the side that is too low. Note: you can also try bending the high side temple up.

    If your frames are plastic, apply heat to the template arm by aiming a blow dryer at the point of adjustment for 15 to 20 seconds before making the adjustment. Or, you can run them under hot water for 20 to 30 seconds. (Don’t use boiling water and try to keep the heat from hitting the lenses.)

    How to adjust eye glasses

    Align your lenses by bending the temple piece down on the low side. You may need to make this adjustment to glasses right out of the box if your glasses don’t sit straight on your face.

    If your frames are metal, you won’t need to apply heat. Simply bend the temple piece at the hinge.

    With this—and all—adjustments, make slight adjustments then see how they look and feel. Allow plastic glasses to cool for a minute before you try them on. If your adjustment was too severe or too slight, repeat the process.

    Adjusting frames that sit too high or low

    If your glasses slide down your nose or sit too low, the nose pads must be adjusted inward. If they pinch a bit or sit too high on your nose, you’ll adjust them outwards. Be sure to make the nose pads even on both sides.

    How to adjust eye glasses

    For most metal glasses, it should be easy to push nose pads in either direction with your thumbs.

    Adjusting frames that slip down your nose

    If your glasses continue to slip down your nose after adjusting your nose pads—or you have frames that don’t have adjustable nose pads, the following fix is recommended.

    Bend the temple piece at the point where it angles down over your ear slightly down and in. The idea is to “hook” them more tightly to your ears. Again, for plastic frames, apply heat in advance.

    How to adjust eye glasses

    If you’re aiming to loosen tight-fitting glasses, do the opposite: bend slightly upward and outward.

    Glasses may loosen over time

    Most glasses have screws where the hinge is located on each temple. While the adjustments suggested above may be necessary, be sure to check the screws before bending your frames. The screws may have become loose. If so, tighten them with a small screwdriver.

    How to adjust eye glasses

    Note: eyeglass screwdrivers come in most eyeglass kits. For your convenience, when you purchase glasses from EZContacts, they’ll come with an eyeglass screwdriver and microfiber cloth for cleaning.

    Hopelessly loose?

    It’s possible your glasses are loose and simply don’t fit well. If the problem’s slight, the adjustments suggested should do the trick.

    However, many people have lower nose bridges and therefore require a different shaped frame. Frames for such people may be called Asian fit, low bridge fit, or omni fit.

    Many frames manufacturers offer this type of fit for a large portfolio of models. Here we explain Asian-fit eyeglass frames in detail.

    Important note:
    Not all glasses are easily adjusted. Don’t try to manipulate frames made of titanium, memory plastic, or aluminum alloy.

    The glasses you ordered online just arrived. You open the box, put them on and… they’re not sitting on your face as perfectly as you imagined. No need to worry! With our useful tips on how to adjust glasses at home, they’ll be sitting nice and snug on your face in no time!

    It might feel weird at first to wear progressives. Still, you should stick to them for all your glasses-needy occasions until you get the hang of it. The more you wear them, the easier the transition will be.

    Here are the most useful tried and true tips on how to fix your glasses, whether it’s a pair of smart readers or stylish sunglasses. Remember – minor adjustments usually go a long way.

    The first thing to do when your new glasses arrive? Put them on and go look in the mirror. If they look and feel good, you’re all set. If not, it’s adjusting time!

    The secret to adjusting crooked glasses is all in the temple arms.

    If your glasses are straight when you place on the table, but crooked when you wear them: Straighten your glasses by adjusting the temple arms. Take either side and gently raise or lower it.

    If your glasses are crooked when placing them on the table:To straighten your glasses, gently bend the temple arm in the opposite direction.

    To fix this glasses issue, heat up the bridge piece (for example: use a hairdryer) for about 15 seconds, and then adjust slowly.

    Don’t heat them for too long or you’ll end up damaging any special coating you might have on your lenses. Let the glasses cool off before putting them on.

    To fix metal frame glasses, don’t use heat. Simply bend gently, and check after each adjustment how the glasses look and feel.

    If the glasses are sitting too high: Widen the nose pads gently. If the glasses are sitting too low: Narrow them gently.

    Whatever the case is, make sure the pads are even on both sides.

    Simply take the stem tip and bend it inwards so that the temple arms hug your head.

    Follow these tips whenever you run into a minor fitting snag and you’ll most likely solve it by yourself. Remember, make small adjustments from time to time. It will keep your glasses fitting perfectly and looking great.

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    Tips worth knowing to prevent your glasses from slipping down.

    There’s really nothing worse than your glasses slipping down your face when your working on a computer, reading a book, walking the dog or driving, then having to press your index finger against the bridge of your specs every so often when you’d much rather concentrate on the task at hand!

    If your spectacles slip down your face, there could be a number of different reasons as to why. Causes range from your ears being too low and your nose being too small to your skin being too oily to your face being too slim. We have 5 great tips you simply have to try. It may be a game of trial and error but one of these tips could be the end to all your spectacle-slipping problems forever.

    Tip #1 – Hair bands / hair ties

    This is such an affordable solution and it tends to work well for anyone whose ears hang a little bit lower. The hair bands or hair ties will create a bit more height on the specs so they sit at a suitable level for your eyes. YouTube vlogger ArayaLia Mua shows us how it’s done and she says:

    “It’s gonna feel a lot tighter on your head and it’s not gonna budge. It’s not gonna move and you won’t feel super duperly annoyed at pushing up your glasses every second.”

    How to adjust eye glasses

    Tip #2 – Oil free moisturiser

    Mattifying the skin can help your glasses stay in place if you happen to use oily makeup or moisturisers. Washing your face with a cleanser regularly will help to keep it clean and prevent over sebum production. If your oily skin is really hard to control, there are some really great products that can help you throughout the day; such as blotting papers, oil-free foundations by makeup artist and fellow glasses wearer Bobbi Brown, natural clay face masks, or using lemon and other citrus fruits as natural facial cleansers. Keeping the skin oil free will help to keep your glasses in place for longer!

    Tip #3 – Nerdwax

    Nerdwax is a brand new product designed just for spectacle wearers by a fellow glasses veteran; creator Don Hejny form Nashville has oily skin and claims to sweat a lot, especially when it’s summer. After working outdoors on shows for work, he discovered that his sweat-induced spectacle slippage was out of control and he wanted to design a product to fix this. The wax stick is applied to the part of your frame below the bridge and it’s said to keep your glasses in place for hours! If you can’t get hold of this product, try using natural beeswax – it’s not quite as fancy as Don has perfected his wax formula but it will essentially do the same thing!

    Tip #4 – Adjust temples with Polyolefin

    Don’t let the heat gun in this video put you off because it’s also possible to use a strong hairdryer (around 70°C) – if you don’t have a hot enough hairdryer, heat guns can be purchased for as low as £14.99 from most good DIY shops. Polyolefin is heat shrink tubing that contracts to around 50% once heated and it will create another layer to help you adjust the size of your temples. This hack is ideal if you have a small face or low ears. Watch the video by the Tested Youtubers for a full step by step tutorial…

    How to adjust eye glasses

    Tip #5 – Bend the temples to fit

    Just like tip #4, this can be achieved using a heat gun or a strong hairdryer for plastic glasses. Simply heat the temple arms and carefully bend them to create more of a curve – this curved shape will create more of a hook around your ear so the fit will be more secure. You can also do the same to metal frames using a pair of pliers.

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    Risk Notice:
    Please be aware that all of these tips are to be tried and tested at your own risk. Anything that requires heat and customisation to your glasses will make them invalid for returns / guarantees. These hacks are simply fab ideas sourced from vloggers, bloggers and other online content creators. We hope they help you get a better fit for your glasses but we sadly cannot guarantee that they will 100% work for you.

    How to adjust eye glasses

    So you just picked up your new pair of glasses at the eye doctor’s office, and you love the new frame design – they’re perfect for your face shape!

    But later that afternoon, you feel a tight pinch behind your ears and feel the onset of a splitting headache. You find yourself repeatedly removing your glasses and massaging your head, trying to stop the discomfort. If this scenario sounds familiar, read on.

    Why Do My Glasses Hurt My Ears?
    Most likely, the pain is caused by an incorrect adjustment of your glasses. Each of us has a unique head shape, and our glasses need to be personally customized.

    Sometimes the pain you feel behind your ears is due to the size of the frames. Not all frame styles and sizes are suitable for every head shape, and in some cases you could end up with frames that are just too tight for you. This can lead to headaches as the glasses impact the blood circulation behind your ears.

    Believe it or not, the actual material your glasses are made of could also have an effect on you. Your frames could be made of plastic, metal or even wood, and if you have a skin allergy to those materials, you should be cautious about which option you choose.

    How to Ease the Ear Pain Caused by Glasses
    It is highly recommended that you see a professional to adjust your glasses; and lucky for you, help can be found at your eye doctor’s office. In most cases, they should be able to quickly adjust your frames for no cost.

    If you have to, you can try to adjust your glasses at home. You’ll have to be careful not to bend your frames out of shape! Using your fingers, or with the help of a metal plier, press down gradually on the area needing an adjustment. Pressure should be applied softly, and keep in mind that a small modification has a greater impact than you would think.

    If your glasses continue to cause pain, you’ll want to consider talking to your eye doctor about a frame shape and size that would be a better fit.