Do your eyeglasses distract you from daily tasks because of poor fit? If your glasses cause pain around your ears, slide down your nose or sit crooked on your face, a simple adjustment can do wonders. An optician can adjust or repair your glasses so they fit comfortably. Here’s how you can get a more satisfying fit by buying your frames from a local optical store.
Adjustments For Fit and Comfort
If you’re like most people getting new glasses, you’re primarily focused on prescription accuracy and the look of the frames on your face. It can take some time to notice issues with fit. Consulting a licenced optician in-store when you purchase your glasses can help to identify many of the adjustments required. If you notice discomfort or uneven fit after wearing your glasses for a while, have an optician take a look. Here are a few of the adjustments they can make.
Temples. An optician can use heat to gently bend the frames into a position that conforms to your head shape and the position of your ears.
Frame height. The lenses are designed to sit at a specific height and angle from your eyes. Because most lenses are intended to sit as close to the eyes as possible, you may need an adjustment on the nose pads to ensure they stay in the ideal position.
Crooked fit. If your glasses appear higher on one side of your face, it may be due to an imbalance in the frames or a slight natural asymmetricity in your face. An optician can make subtle adjustments using heat and specialized tools to give you a more balanced fit.
To ensure you get the best glasses for your money, talk to a professional. A reputable optician can give you customized advice on the best frame shape, materials and lens coatings for your unique needs. Build a relationship with a licensed optician near you to ensure you can get a professional glasses fitting when the need arises.
Repairs and Warranty
If your glasses have grown progressively uncomfortable or show signs of damage, you may be tempted to throw them out and buy new ones. Don’t trash your old glasses without giving an optician a chance to repair them. For a small investment, an eyewear repair warranty can give you peace of mind and save you money on unexpected repairs.
Eyeglass Repairs and Adjustments in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario
Great vision care doesn’t end with the right prescription. The experts at our partner retailers are with you every step of the process, from conducting your initial eye exam to helping you select your eyewear and providing ongoing adjustments and repairs. Visit one of our locations today for glasses fitting services, repairs and all your eyewear needs.