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How to adjust Prescription glasses frames:

Updated on May 30, 2012

Prescription eyeglasses

Almost all prescription eyeglasses users encounter frame alignment problems especially when they purchase glasses online. There are chances that the frames may not fit correctly as the seller fit the glasses according to how an average person would use the glasses but there are chances that you may wear the glasses in a different way. The other problem is that after using glasses for sometime the frames can be loose which cause alignment problem and you may have to adjust its alignment urgently.

Sometimes aligning frames can be painful and sometimes it will take hours to align the frames; so before aligning the frames you should identify the problem whether the frame is loose, tilted or sits too high or low on the nose bridge. The other aspect that you will need to look into is the frames structure and what it comprises of. There are three basic parts of frames that can be adjusted and those are nose pads, temple arm, and front panel of the frames. It is important to identify and align the correct part of the frames to avoid spending long hours.

If the frame is loose:

If you feel that the frame tends to fall when you move your head then the problem is that the frame is large. To rectify it you will need to bend the front panel of the frames inward so that the total width decreases. If this doesn’t solve the problem then you can bend the ear piece that goes behind your ears inwards so that the frame is supported by your ear when you move your head.

If the frame is tilted:

The most common problem of frame is that the glasses look tilted when you wear your glasses. There are two major reasons why the frames tilt

a. The nose pads looses it alignment

b. The temple arm looses its alignment.

To identify the problem first place the frame on the table with the arm open and see both the temple arm edge is balance or not. If the temple arm is balanced then turn the glasses upside down and see if both the temple arm touches the table top. If you notice that temple arm needs adjustment you can adjust the temple arm by holding the frames near the temple arm joint and then move the arm up or down accordingly.

Once you adjust the temple arm and if you feel that the frame is still tilted when you wear the glasses then you will need to adjust the nose pads. You will need to see if the nose pads are placed correctly. If you feel that the nose pads needs adjustment you can gently push the nose pad inward or outward.

If the frame sits too low or high:

If the frames are placed too high or low then the nose pads of the frames needs to be adjusted. You can adjust the frame by adjusting the nose pads. If the frame sits low then you and press the nose pads inward so that the distance between the nose pads are decreased this will make your frames sit higher on the nose bridge. If the frame sits high on the face then you will need to push the nose pads outward to increase the distance between the nose pads this will make your frame sit lower on the nose bridge.

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      Val 

      5 years ago

      Mine are just to tight right at the ears, I have been heating them and bendi. ng them just a little at a time, any other ideas

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