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.

  1. Step in front of the mirror. Find the ideal position for your glasses by making sure that the middle of the lenses are level with the center of your eyes.

  2. Think about the problems you have with the current fit. Do your glasses slide off when you are walking or running? Or are they uncomfortably tight around your ears? This will tell you whether or not you need to adjust your nose pads or the temple arms on your glasses.

  3. If your glasses fit uncomfortably on your nose, you may need to adjust your nose pads. First, grip your glasses by the nose bridge.

  4. If you notice that your glasses often slip down your nose, then adjust the position of your nose pads by pushing them inwards from the outside. If they sit uncomfortably high on the bridge of your nose, push them outwards to create more space.

  5. If you feel that your glasses fit too loosely or too tightly around the sides of your head, it means you should adjust the temple arms on your glasses. First, run the temple arm under hot water to make them easier to bend.

  6. Grip the temple arm by the segment that begins bending downwards. If you feel that they are too tight around your head, bend this tip upwards. If you feel that they are too loose, bend them downwards slightly.

Adjusting Glasses at Home

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

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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