Reviewed by: Dr. Matthew Miller, OD on May 1st, 2020

Learning how to adjust glasses to fit is one of the most important things to know as a glasses wearer. Every face is unique, so making small changes is a natural process that everyone goes through. Over time, the fit and shape of your glasses will constantly change. They might begin to feel looser around your head, slip down your nose more often, and more.

Adjusting Your Temple Tips

  • First, run your temple tips under hot water.
  • If your frames feel loose, bend the temple tips slightly downwards.
  • If your frames feel tight, bend them upwards.

Adjusting Your Nose Pads

  • Grip your glasses by the lens and nose bridge.
  • If your nose pads sit too high, push them outwards.
  • If your nose pads sit too low, push them inwards.


Adjusting glasses at home is a habit every glasses wearer should get accustomed to. Since we take our glasses frames with us almost everywhere we go, they will eventually take on a different shape. Re-adjusting them back to a comfortable state when you’re at home will greatly benefit your eyewear experience.


Adjusting glasses bought online isn’t any different than adjusting glasses bought at your local store. Trying the above tips will work just as well! However, if your glasses from still don’t fit quite right, you can make use of our 2-Week Fit and Style guarantee to receive a new pair or get a full-refund.

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