How to Make Sure Your Glasses Fit Properly

November 11, 2021
By: Dr. Dimple Kapoor

Eyeglasses help correct vision problems, but there are times when wearing a new pair can feel a bit uncomfortable.

Ill-fitting glasses are not only annoying but can also prevent you from seeing more clearly. To find out if your frames and lenses need some adjustments, consider asking these questions yourself while looking in the mirror:

Are My Glasses Too Tight or Too Loose?

Temples refer to the side pieces that extend from the hinges back over the top of your ears. If they are not too tight or loose, it means they’re the right fit. It also means that your lenses are positioned correctly in front of your eyes. You know this is the case if you don’t feel any discomfort on or behind the ear and if the temples don’t dig into the sides of your head.

Are My Glasses Right for My Face?

Knowing how your glasses should align with your features can make a huge difference in determining the right fit. Frames should fit straight across the face and don’t press into the front or sides of the head. In other words, they should touch the nose and the top of both ears. Eye care professionals call this the three-point touch rule. They need adjustments if the frames constantly slide down the face or leave red marks on the bridge of the nose.

Am I Wearing the Right Pair for My Activities?

When you go for a routine eye exam to get a new prescription, make sure your lenses and frames are a perfect fit for your lifestyle. Eyeglasses that you use for work won’t serve you well when you play sports or spend time outdoors.

At Eye & Vision Care, our team of eye care specialists is committed to helping you pick the right optical solutions for you. After an initial eye exam to determine your prescription, one of our staff will assist with finding the right pair of glasses, answering any questions you have along the way. You’ll choose among a variety of styles, colors, and fits until you find the perfect style for you.

Count on us for your other eye care needs, including prescription contacts and diagnosis of eye-related conditions. We serve Haymarket, VA, and the surrounding communities. Call (703) 783-1290 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.