Whether your glasses slip off your face or they just don’t seem to fit like they used to, there’s something you can do about it. For slipping glasses, Nerdwax is an easy way to keep your glasses in place, and it’s made with cosmetic-grade materials that won’t harm your skin. If your glasses aren’t fitting well anymore, it could also be due to the frame itself or from damage. Whatever the case, there are easy fixes to help your feel comfortable and confident again. Find out how to adjust your glasses so that you can be comfortable again!
Many people can’t go about their day without the help of glasses, but you’d be surprised to know that a majority of these people have ill-fitting glasses or glasses with an incorrect prescription that actually worsens their vision while wearing them. Some of the worst feelings when wearing ill-fitting glasses includes an uncomfortable pressing on the side of your head, difficulty seeing and a slipping nose bridge. Pressure on the temples is usually caused when eyeglass sides aren’t fit well to your face structure. The glasses should fit snug against your head, but when they’re too tight, the frames will slide down the nose as the sides move up onto your head. Secondly, frames should be chosen based on your pupillary distance and the size of your eye pockets, and when they’re not, vision gets blurry as the lenses themselves aren’t in the proper position over the eye. Lastly, when the nose pad isn’t fit solidly on the nose, it can cause pinching or slipping. Nose pads come in various sizes and should be chosen according to the size of your nose. If the nose pad doesn’t have as much contact as possible with your nose, your glasses will not stay in place. Luckily, most of these problems can be remedied with simple fixes, like having an optometrist fit you for new glasses or using special materials, like Nerdwax, to keep your glasses in place. Meeting with your optometrist whenever your glasses stop functioning the way they used to should always be your first go-to when it comes to your vision.
One of the most reported problems with glasses is slipping, and it can be extremely annoying while you’re trying to read or work on the computer or do any kind of activity when you’re constantly pushing your glasses back up onto your nose. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about slipping glasses anymore with Nerdwax. Nerdwax is a sticky substance made out of beeswax and small amounts of coconut oil, peppermint oil and gum rosin, that’s applied to your nose where the nose pad sits. It looks similar to chapstick with its tube-shape appearance, and it’s super easy to apply. You just swipe the Nerdwax across your nose, put your glasses on and they’ll stay put all day. One tube of Nerdwax lasts between 6 and 8 months, and once it’s applied to your nose, it doesn’t wear off until you wash it off. Nerdwax is made out of natural materials that are 100% cosmetic grade, meaning they won’t cause your skin to break out. Kids are typically the ones who use Nerdwax the most as they experience more problems from slipping due to the small size of their nose bridge, but adults can use it, too. You don’t have to worry about any obnoxious smells, either. Most patients report no smell when using Nerdwax while others have commented that there is a hint of mint when worn. If you’re struggling with keeping your glasses in place, try Nerdwax once and you’ll never look back.
Besides slipping glasses, you might be dealing with tightness or difficulty seeing with your current glasses. While your poor vision could be due to the improper fit of your glasses, it’s more likely that your prescription is outdated. It’s always a good idea to meet with your optometrist whenever you notice vision changes or your glasses aren’t fitting the same, even if they’re just subtle changes. Besides prescription problems, your glasses are probably giving you trouble due to the type of frames you have. While you want to look fabulous with the new glasses you get, it’s important that your glasses actually fit your face, too. Comfort is key when it comes to choosing the right eyeglass frames. Keep in mind some of the following tips to get the best look that fits you well:
If your glasses fit the aforementioned descriptions, you should be good to go. From here, you can choose what color type works best for your skin and hair tone, along with your taste preferences (i.e. modern, classic, retro, etc.). Depending on what your home, work and social needs are, you can apply these rules to multiple pairs of glasses and get them all so that you look great everywhere you go!
At Peeper’s Optical, we offer professional fittings for glasses that will leave you comfortable, happy and stylish. We also sell Nerdwax for clients whose glasses just don’t seem to stay put on their nose. Whatever problem you’re experiencing with your glasses, we can help. Call our office at (303) 333-2800 to schedule a consultation and have your vision needs addressed!