People who order glasses online are often concerned that they won’t fit properly.
This is not the case. You can get glasses adjusted to your exact measurements by ordering online. Many people don’t know where to go to have glasses adjusted free of charge (or at all).
You might be interested to know that there are many places you can go for glasses adjustments. These centers might not take any money.
Before you decide to have your glasses professionally fitted, make sure you test any self-adjustment parts that came with the glasses. You may find that the factory size does not suit you, but a few tweaks might be enough to make it work.
These are some ways to tell if your glasses aren’t fitting correctly.
It doesn’t fit comfortably between your ears.
These are all common problems that people have with glasses. This problem can be solved by adjusting the frame to make the glasses fit better.
How to get glasses adjusted for free
You can have your glasses adjusted free of charge at a few locations. These are two options to adjust your glasses for free. Your mileage will vary depending on where you live!
1. Glasses shops in your area
A local eyeglasses shop is a great place to get a quick adjustment. Many local retailers offer glasses adjustment services, whether they are after-sales or presale. As a way to keep you coming back, some will do it even if you’re not their customer. Ask!
2. Eye clinics/your optician
Your optometrist or eye clinic can adjust your glasses if you don’t wish to pay for it. You don’t have to pay anything if you are a patient at the clinic. The only thing you need to do is schedule an adjustment session for your eyeglasses.
Alternative: You can adjust your glasses yourself
Doctors advise against making large adjustments to your glasses by yourself, to avoid breaking them or making them unusable. Because some lenses are delicate and their frames are fragile, doctors advise against making large adjustments to your glasses.
There are several things you can do to adjust glasses without putting your eyes at risk. These are some things you can do for free to adjust your glasses.
Making your glasses tighter
To achieve a better fit, tighten your frame. When wearing glasses, the goal is to keep their center in front of your pupil. You should not make the frames uncomfortable or too tight.
A screwdriver that is the right size for the knot can be used to tighten the frame. You should also note that the material of the frame may affect how tight you can make the knots. You can choose between metal wireframes or plastic memory frames for your frame.
Plastic frames that are tightened
Plastic frames are usually very easy to tighten. The temple arm resting on your ears will be the one that you tighten.
Warm water or a hairdryer can be used to heat the arms. Wear the glasses once the arms are warm. You can make small adjustments to ensure equal tension for both arms.
If the tightness does not last, it is best to not repeat the process too often as this could weaken the plastic. For a professional adjustment, you can take your glasses to an optician.
Tightening metal frames
Different metal frames can be made from different materials. You cannot tighten temple arms if they are made from titanium.
For other metals, tightening a frame made of metal is the same as for a plastic one. However, you don’t have to heat the arms. Simply bend the arms closer to your head to tighten them. Be careful not to bend the arms too far or you might break the glasses.
Keep your glasses from sliding down your nose
Glasses sliding down the nose is a common complaint for many people who wear glasses, especially when they sweat. You can prevent this by bending your arms so that they hug your ears more. Make sure that your optical lenses are in the middle of your eyes when you bend the arms.
Adjust the nose pads
You don’t always have to adjust the arms in order to hold the frame in place. Instead, you can adjust the nose pads. The glasses will sit higher on your nose if the nose pads are pressed together. The frame will drop down if you spread your nose pads out. This will allow the glasses to stay in place no matter how you look down or move around.
You should make very small adjustments. Too much width will cause the pads to become weaker and the frame to slide. You can adjust the frame by tweaking the arms if your glasses don’t have adjustable nose pads.
Conclusion: Getting Your Glasses Adjusted
To have your glasses adjusted, the best thing to do is to take them to your optician or local eye clinic. Experts can adjust your glasses to fit your face without damaging them. These tips may work for you. If they don’t, consult an expert.
How to Get Glasses Adjusted for Free.
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