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How to Know if Your Glasses Fit

Whether you wear your eyeglasses every day or just occasionally, they should be comfortable. If your glasses are fitting incorrectly, it can result in symptoms more serious than just discomfort. You can suffer from eye strain, dizziness, headaches, and become nauseous from the tightness of the glasses on your head or your prescription being off from the wrong pupillary distance.

Signs Your Glasses Don't Fit

Signs Your Glasses Don’t Fit

Too Loose
If your glasses are frequently sliding down your nose, they are not fitting properly. Some people have lower nose bridges and can only wear frames with certain bridge types.
Too Tight
Do you experience headaches from temple pressure? That's a sign that your glasses are too tight. Pay close attention to the different types of hinges as some offer more flexibility than others.
Crooked Frames
If one lens looks higher than the other, it could be that your glasses are misaligned, or that your ears are uneven. Crooked glasses not only look funny, but result in your prescription being misaligned with your pupils.
Off-Centered Prescription
If you are experiencing eye strain, headaches, or blurred vision while wearing your glasses, your prescription might be off-centered. Your pupillary distance (PD), the distance between your pupils, could have been measured incorrectly. Before ordering a pair of eyeglasses, measure your pupillary distance to avoid this.

If any of these signs apply to you, you can also try adjusting your glasses for a better fit. If those adjustments aren’t working and you want new eyeglasses, DiscountGlasses.com has plenty of different styles at affordable prices. We offer 365-day returns so you won’t have to stress about finding the perfectly fitted pair.

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