Normally when you buy a new pair of glasses or sunglasses they will require some adjustment to ensure a perfect fit. Additionally, you may find that an existing pair of glasses become loose or misaligned due to the stress and strain of normal day to day wear. In this handy guide, we'll show you how to adjust the arms and nose pads on your frames without any specialist equipment. All you need is a hair dryer, your glasses and a little time.
Make adjustments to the arms
If your glasses are loose you will need to heat up the frame a little and bend the arms in towards each other at or around the area of the bend by your ear.
If your glasses are crooked (lens sitting higher on one side) you will need to heat up the frame a little and bend the arms downwards on the lowest side. You should do this at the hinge or the bend by the ear where the frame is most adjustable.
If you don't have a hair dryer handy, you can also heat the frame up using a bowl of hot water.
Some frames will be resistant to being adjusted, these include titanium, memory metal or memory plastic frames.
*While glasses are strong, we recommend not to use excessive force while trying to bend the arms.
Make adjustments to the nose pads
Simply use your thumb and finger to adjust the nose pads towards your nose until you find a comfortable fit. You may need to do this if you find your bifocal segments of distance section of a progressive lenses is too low, or the lenses are sitting too close to your eyes and lashes.
Simply use your thumb and finger to adjust the nose pads away from your nose until you find a comfortable fit. You may need to do this if you find your bifocal segments of distance section of a progressive lenses is too high, or the distance to the lenses is too great.
No problem, you can take your glasses to your local optician and ask them to make any adjustments to give you a better fit, this should be a free of charge service. If you are in or near Westgate on Sea, we can do this for you in our store