Student blog post explaining to the audience (the eyewear consumer) the importance of keeping eyeglasses in good adjustment and who to see for that service.
So, your new glasses are ordered, and you can not wait for their arrival. The frames you chose are the perfect balance of style and function. You get the call that they are ready to be dispensed. You eagerly journey to the optical shop, put them on, and they slide right off your face. Instead of being filled with the warm fuzzy feeling of new glasses, you are now feeling like you purchased a headache. Fortunately, the proverbial headache can he easily cured by having your glasses adjusted. Frame adjustments are necessary, and the importance of properly adjusted glasses should not be overlooked. Correctly adjusted frames will provide comfort, and in some cases be the determining factor on how well your glasses work for you.
The different parts of the frame work together. If one portion is not aligned it will throw the whole frame out of balance. One part to focus on is the bridge. This is the upper part of the nose between the eyes. The bridge of glasses determines how high or low the frames sit on your face. This are is particularly important to patients with bifocal or progressive lenses. If the bridge is not properly aligned this will either raise or lower the prescription viewing area, thus making it difficult to utilize the distance, intermediate, and reading portion of your lenses. The same can be said for the temples. Temples can be raised or lowered to either increase or decrease the tilt on the lenses. This is important because the amount of tilt in the lenses directly affect the prescription. The tilt of the lenses either increases or decreases the amount of space between your eyes and your glasses.
Even if you have had your glasses adjusted and they are fitting and working perfectly, you may have to bring the frames into an optician to be readjusted. Regular wear and tear can drastically change the way the glasses fit. That time you placed your glasses on the top of your head like a headband (don’t worry, we all do it) may have stretched out the temples and shifted your nosepads. Children may have a less delicate hand when it comes to caring for their glasses. Parents should routinely check their child’s glasses for changes in adjustments.
If you find that you are in need of an adjustment, do not worry. All it takes is a stop to your optician. In most cases an appointment is not needed, and adjustments can be made on the spot. Their may be times when the adjustment requires more time, in which case the optician may need to hold the glasses. This is a great time to think about having a back up pair of glasses for emergencies like this. There is no fee to adjust glasses, so do it as needed. Frames and lenses can be pricey. In order to protect your investment and ensure you are seeing your best always make sure your glasses are aligned. A small tweak can make your glasses go from blah to AAAAAHHHHHH!!
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