by Jamie Bartlett

Adjusting your glasses at home

 

This guide will assist you when; Your glasses are too wide  |  Your glasses are too narrow  |  Your temple length (arms) need adjusting | Using the correct tools

 

The chances are, you’re one of a kind.

Being so unique, your clothes and accessories might not always be a perfect fit.

Your glasses are no different.

 

Whether you’ve just bought a new pair or your old favorites are showing their age, your spectacles can sometimes feel… a little off-course.

New glasses frames can sometimes feel too tight. As fresh as they are, those new temples (glasses arms) can squeeze your head. It sounds uncomfortable and it is. Over time this pressure can lead to headaches.

Ouch.

 

On the other hand, older glasses frames, especially acetate ones, have a tendency to ‘relax’.

Over time, they can get a little complacent which can result in a looser fit.

It’s perfectly normal for this to happen as cellulose acetate is a natural material. It can sometimes have a mind of its own. This can lead to your spectacle frames sliding down your nose.

We all know that person who’s forever pushing their frame back up.

 

Whether your full time or part time, you can wear your beloved glasses frame for up to 16 hours a day.

That’s a long time to have any degree of discomfort, so it’s probably a good idea you know how to adjust your glasses to fit.

That’s why we’ve made you this guide to help you fine-tune your spectacle frame and get them fitting perfectly.

 

  

  

Your glasses are too wide for your head

Depending on your prescription, your lenses can actually distort your frame after they've been fitted. 

If you have a particularly strong prescription, your frame have become too wide over time. This is because the lenses have pulled the frame flatter, thus making the head aperture wider.

⦁ To solve this, use a hair dryer to heat the nose bridge of your frame.
⦁ Avoid excessive heat on your lenses as this can damage any coatings.
⦁ Holding the edges of the frame gently curve the frame to reduce the head aperture.
⦁ Never use the temples to 'lever' the frame. This can damage the hinges/rivets.

 

 

 

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Your glasses are too narrow for your head.

Prolonged pressure on your head can lead to discomfort, headache and even migraine. For those with wider heads, this can easily be solved by the following procedure.

⦁ To solve this, use a hair dryer to heat the nose bridge of your frame.
⦁ Avoid excessive heat on your lenses as this can damage any coatings.
⦁ Holding the edges of the frame gently curve the frame to increase the head aperture.
⦁ Never use the temples to 'lever' the frame. This can damage the hinges/rivets.

 

 

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Your temple length needs adjusting

Once they are set, they stay set. Our stainless steel temples are a stubborn bunch but they are very reliable. Adjusting them using the right technique will make this easier for you and your hands.

Whether your temples are too short or too long, you can make very small adjustments using the diagram above.


⦁ Holding only the temples, locate the thinnest 'hooked' section.
⦁ Gripping with both hands, increase or decrease the hook to make your temples shorter or longer.
⦁ Making small adjustments at a time, swap between each temple to get the correct fit for you.

 

 

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My frame still doesn't fit

As much as 60% of the clothes we own don't fit us properly.

Thankfully, adjusting eyewear doesn't require a tailor and a sewing machine.

Our frames are designed to fit a spectrum of head sizes and face shapes. We are confident that our eyewear can fit the majority of our customers using the guide above.

However, sometimes things just aren't meant to be.

If your frame just isn't right, click here to make a return using our returns form.

 

 

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Some tools perhaps?

Having some basic tools can help you with adjusting your glasses at home.

Tell us which optical tools you'd find the most useful.

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Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett

Co-founder of Banton Frameworks.


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