There are three things to consider when selecting a new pair of glasses: prescription, look, and fit. The glasses need to have the right prescription or you won’t be able to see clearly. And of course, they have to look great on your face.
You’ll also want a pair of glasses that fit your face properly. How can you be sure your glasses fit properly? Here are five signs that your glasses don’t fit right:
Problem #1: Slipping Down
Are you constantly having to push your glasses back into place because they’re sliding down your nose? While a combination of perspiration and gravity can sometimes cause your frames to slip, properly fitting glasses should remain firmly (but not too firmly) in place.
If you’ve been experiencing this problem, take your glasses to your optician so they can adjust the nose-pieces for a more snug fit.
Problem #2: Falling Off
Do you suddenly have to grab your glasses when you bend over to keep them from falling off? This is a sign that the frames may be too wide for your face. You can buy a strap, but this will just keep your glasses from falling onto the floor and doesn’t address the real problem. Like slipping problems, your optician can adjust your frames so they fit more snuggly.
Problem #3: They’re too tight
Then there’s the opposite problem: the frames aren’t too loose, but too tight. Properly fitted eyeglasses shouldn’t press into your face or nose and leave marks. If your glasses are creating red spots or indentations at the points of contact, take them to your optician to get them adjusted or get a new better fitting pair of eyeglasses.
Problem #4: Incorrect Lens Alignment
The spacing between the lenses of the eyeglasses can have a big impact on how they fit and function. If the lenses are too close together or too far apart, or one lens rests higher than the other, you may experience difficulties when it comes to focusing. See your optician about adjusting the lenses or getting a new pair of glasses.
Problem #5: You’re experiencing eye-strain
If you’ve gotten a new pair of glasses and have begun to experience eye strain, the problem may lie in your new eyewear. It’s very possible for the same prescription to “feel” different in new frames. Have your optician check your eyeglass’s lenses to make sure they are correctly aligned and spaced and your frames to make sure they fit properly.
Get the Best-Fitting Eyeglasses at Berkeley Eye Center
Your eyeglasses should fit just right — not too loose or too tight for your face. If you’ve been experiencing the above-mentioned signs that your glasses don’t fit right, stop by the Berkeley Eye Center to have one of our Houston optician professionals have a look. In a lot of instances, only simple adjustments have to be made to correct the problem.
If your glasses are too far gone to be repaired, Berkeley Eye Center offers a wide range of replacement frames in the latest styles. Berkeley Eye Center has clinics all over the Houston area; click here to look for a location near you!