Q: How can I adjust my eyeglasses so that they don't slide and they don't hurt my ears?
A: When it comes to adjusting eyeglasses not to slide, there are two adjustments that you can do, and you must consider the right combination between the two:
1. Adjusting the eyeglass temples behind the ears (the tips)
2. Adjusting the eyeglass nose pads
It is also necessary to know that it is best to go to an optician who will likely make these adjustments for free and more accurate.
But if you want to try and you think you can do this let's see what to do:
If your temples hurt your ears this means they are too tight, so loosen them up a little.
You must warm them up first with hot air, if not they will break. In our optical store we use a particular tool that blows hot air to heat the glasses frame. You can use a hair dryer to warm up your temples also.
Then you have to bend the end of the arm and loosen it up, so the temple don't hurt your ear anymore.
If you want your eyeglasses don't slide, tighten the nose pads arms, put them closer to each other, but with very tiny movements and using proper pliers. Sometimes it is necessary to tighten the temple tips too, but not is your case because they already hurt your ears.
Do this two adjustments until you find the perfect position. You will know when your eyeglasses will stay and not slide, and they will not hurt your ears anymore.
After you adjusted your glasses, put the frame on the table to check if it is okay in terms of adjustment. To be right both arms must meet the table equally.
One more thing! If the nose pads are not attached with screws (i.e. they are incorporated into the frame) you will not be able to adjust them. Definitely this must be done by an optician.
For more info you may want to read about:
Eyeglass Nose Pads
Hope this helps,
Arpi – Admin
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