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How to Adjust Your Eyeglasses

If you wear glasses, you likely have experienced occasional discomfort from an improper fit. While the most reliable method is having your eyeglasses professionally adjusted by an optician, there will always be instances down the line where small adjustments will need to be made. Being able to make small adjustments on your own is a valuable skill to have.

Adjusting your glasses

How to Adjust Plastic Frames

Since plastic frames are not very pliable at room temperature, they are more difficult to adjust than metal frames. If major adjustments are necessary for a pair of plastic frames, it is best to have an eye care professional do the job. For more minor tweeks, follow these simple steps.

  1. Run your glasses under hot water for about 15-25 seconds. Be careful not to overheat the frames as this could cause deformation and discoloration.
  2. Apply light pressure to the area where adjustment is needed. Too much pressure can cause the plastic to snap.
  3. Try your glasses on after each adjustment is made. A small adjustment can have a big impact.

How to Adjust Metal Frames

Metal frames usually require frequent adjustments due to the metals being easily bent through daily activity. While heat is not required to adjust metal frames it can make it a bit easier if they are warmed up. In order to adjust metal frames apply light pressure where adjustment is needed. Make sure to try your glasses on after each adjustment is made before making more adjustments.

As always, reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

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