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How to Adjust Plastic Glasses

How to Adjust Plastic Glasses Frames

 

  • To make any slight adjustments to the frame, run any plastic parts under hot water or heat with a hair dryer for 2-3 minutes and then carefully bend.

  • If the frame slides down your face too much you can bend the earpiece closer to a 90-degree angle to tighten the fit. If it hurts the back of your ear because it’s too tight, do the opposite and make it less of an angle.

  • Never try to bend or make adjustments to any plastic frame parts without first heating up the frame.

 

Here are a few frame-related problems and tips for how to fix them at home: 

 

Tilted Glasses Frames

If you notice that one side of your frames appears 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.

 

Your Glasses Pinch Your Nose

Glasses that pinch your nose are not only uncomfortable, but that prolonged pressure can cause headaches or migraines. 

  • 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 achieve a more relaxed fit.

HELPFUL TIP: If, after your adjustments, your glasses still pinch your nose, seek professional help from an optician.

 

Your Glasses Slide Down Your Nose

Frequently pushing up your glasses because they’ve slid down your nose is annoying, but adjusting your glasses to fix this is easy.

  • 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 tighter fit behind the ear, which should prevent slipping.

HELPFUL TIP: Summertime is prime time when glasses and sunglasses are apt to slide down your nose. If tightening the frames isn’t doing the job, try using Nerdwax to stop the slippage.

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