How To Adjust Crooked Glasses

Ordered some new glasses and they don’t seem to sit well?

Or perhaps you’ve had your glasses for some time and for some reason they don't seem to be as snug as they used to be.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your glasses.

You just need to know how to adjust crooked glasses. The best part is that you don’t need any special skills or tools to do so.

All you need is to know how to do it?

Let’s quickly look at a few signs that show that your glasses need adjustment. More importantly, we’ll look at how you can adjust your glasses based on those signs.

4 Tips on How to Adjust Crooked Glasses

Before you start adjusting your glasses, one of the first steps is to determine the adjustments needed. To do this, you need to stand in front of a mirror, put on your glasses, and identify what exactly is wrong with your glasses. We’ll use the issues you notice to determine what adjustments are needed and what you should do to solve the problem.

1. Glasses Tilt To One Side

If you find your glasses tilting to one side, it’s probably because the temple arms are crooked. Fixing this will depend on whether you sport plastic or wireframes.

  • Plastic frames. For plastic frames, use a blow dryer to apply low heat to make them more flexible. Gently bend the temple arms until they are straight.
  • Wireframes. To adjust your wireframes, pad the frame with a thin cloth. A hanky should suffice. Use a pair of pliers to gently bend the temple arms until they are straight. 

2. Glasses are Pinching the Nose

Another sign that your glass needs adjusting is when they pinch your nose. This can lead to a lot of discomfort, headaches, and migraines. Again, the fix for this issue is dependent on the type of frame you have. 

  • Wireframe. To fix this issue, use your thumb and finger to adjust the nose pads away from your nose. Do this until you find that sweet spot where the glasses will sit comfortably on your nose.
  • Plastic frame. Soak the arms of your glasses in warm water for 30-60 seconds or use a blow dryer to soften them. Then gently apply an upward and outward pressure on the ends of the arms to ensure they give you a more comfortable fit.

3. Glasses Keep Sliding Down Your Nose

Constantly pushing up your glasses because they’ve slid down your nose is not only annoying, but it could cause skin irritation on the bridge of your nose. Fortunately, fixing this is easy.

  • Plastic frame. For plastic frames, use warm water or a blow dryer to make the arms more malleable. Apply a gentle downward and inward pressure on the end of the arms to tighten the fit behind the ears. This should tighten the overall fit behind the ears and prevent slipping.
  • Wireframes. For wireframes, simply use your thumbs to narrow the gap between the nose pads until the frames no longer slip. 

4. How to Fix Glasses that are Too Wide or Tight on Your Temples

When your glasses become too tight or too loose on your temples, it can be quite uncomfortable. It can also make you look and feel awkward. Thankfully, this is another simple DIY fix and you can have your glasses fitting perfectly in a couple of minutes.

Note: This method only applies to wire/metal frames. Trying it on rimless, semi-rimless, and plastic frames could damage your glasses. We recommend you take these types of glasses to an optician for this problem.

For a Tight Fit

If your frames are of the wire/metal type, use your non-dominant hand to secure the lens of your glasses. Using your dominant hand, apply (very gently) an outward pressure on the corner part of the frames located between the arm hinge and the lens. Do this for the other side as well. 

For Loose Fitting Glasses

If the temple arms fit too loosely, use the same method as above. However, this time you should apply pressure on the inward corner part of the frames located between the arm hinge and the lens. Don’t forget to do the same for the other side.

How to Adjust Crooked Glasses — Best Practices

To ensure you get the perfect fit and avoid damaging your glasses, it’s essential that you follow some best practices every time you adjust your glasses. Here are the top ones:

Understand Your Frame

Before trying to adjust your crooked glasses, it’s essential that you first understand the type of frame you have. That’s because some types of glasses are made from materials that can’t be adjusted. Examples include glasses with frames made of titanium, memory plastic, or aluminum alloy. These frames are designed to be resistant to bending and adjustment.

Always Make Minor Adjustments

Always make minor adjustments to your glasses at a time. Never make huge adjustments all at once. Bending your glasses back into a proper position after a major adjustment could lead to them losing their integrity or even breaking.

Watch the Pressure

Whenever you need to apply pressure to your glass frames, it’s best to always apply the least amount of pressure possible. Too much pressure could lead to the frames snapping. As a result, your glasses will be irreparably damaged.

Learn How to Adjust Crooked Glasses and Save Yourself Some Money

Just because your glasses don’t fit properly anymore doesn’t mean you should discard them. After all, you did spend lots of money on them. So before taking any drastic measures, try adjusting the frames. If your efforts don’t yield results, consider taking them to an optician to help you.  

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