If your glasses are feeling uncomfortable or don't seem to fit properly, it might be time to adjust them. While it's always best to have an eye care professional make adjustments to your glasses, there are a few steps you can take to make minor adjustments at home. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to adjust glasses at home:
- Clean your glasses: Use a soft cloth and lens cleaner to clean your glasses thoroughly. This will make it easier to see any areas that need adjustment.
- Look in the mirror: Put on your glasses and take a look in the mirror. Notice where they are resting on your nose and ears. Do they feel too tight or too loose? Do they slide down your nose?
- Adjust the nose pads: If your glasses feel too tight or too loose on your nose, try adjusting the nose pads. Many glasses have small pads on the nose piece that can be adjusted by gently bending them inward or outward.
- Bend the temples: The temples of your glasses are the part that hook around your ears. If your glasses are sliding down your nose, try bending the arms slightly downward to create a tighter fit. If the glasses are feeling too tight, try bending the arms slightly upward to loosen them.
- Place glasses on a flat, level surface: Check the temple arms to see if one of the temples is elevated higher than the other. For the highly elevated end, gently curve downwards for 2-3 seconds, and place the glasses on the surface. Repeat if needed.
- Loose screws: Take a standard screwdriver, and locate which area of the frame appears loose. Make tiny adjustments with the screw to ensure that it is not overly tight.
- JINS Online Fitting: If you're unable to adjust your glasses or if they're still uncomfortable, consult with one of our team members virtually! Through our new Online Fitting program, we'll walk you through the adjustment process in a 1-on-1 video chat. Follow the link below to book an appointment!
Remember, it's important to be careful when adjusting your glasses, as you can easily damage them. If you're unsure or uncomfortable making adjustments at home, seek professional help instead.