To Adjust or Not to Adjust
Glasses entire existence is based on the idea or concept of being able to help a person see. They spend about one third of a person’s day sitting nice and snug on an individual’s face. Depending on the individual, the life of a pair of glasses can be rough. Some people wear them and take such good care of them, when they are not on their face, they are in the case. However, there are people who are a bit rough on their glasses and may on occasion fall asleep with them on, play contact sports with them on, or misplace them in places, causing them to later be sat on or stepped on. For these glasses, in particular adjustments become a necessity in order to restore the owners comfort level as well as vision.
Glasses are made based off of specific measurements acquired before making a complete pair. The prescription within the lenses are placed in a person’s best area of vision, hence why a pupillary distance is taken. This measurement allows an Optician to make sure they place the prescription portion of the lens at the correct distance from one lens to the other. If a pair of eyeglasses are sitting crooked from laying on them, the wearer may experience eye strain. The reason for this is your eyes are trying to get into the best point of vision. Progressives lenses that have three different prescription strengths for distance, intermediate and reading, are even more greatly affected if glasses are not aligned properly. If the glasses have the front of the frame with one side higher than the other, this could cause eye strain and fatigue because one eye may be viewing into a portion of the lens with a different lens power faster than the other. If the front of the frame is significantly crooked, one eye could be looking through the distance portion and the other at the arm’s length or intermediate portion with the brain being confused as to which image should be used. Opticians measure the height from the bottom of the frame to the mid pupil in order to make sure the patient has the three areas of prescription where they would need it.
Besides the visual issues that can come from a person’s glasses needing an adjustment comfort can greatly be affected as well. The best places to go to get your glasses looked at and adjusted properly is an optical store that sells glasses. These places will have Opticians who specialize in adjusting eyeglass frames and restoring them to the correct way of sitting on a person’s face. Those who are Opticians have either gone to school for this skill or have apprenticed for a few years and are greatly skilled. Do not take it upon yourself to attempt to fix them as, you may end up breaking the glasses beyond repair. Leave it to the experts often it is a courtesy and saves you having to buy a new pair and the embarrassment of tape on any part of your glasses until a replacement comes in.
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