Why you should see an optician for eye-wear adjustments.
It is super important to keep your glasses clean and in good adjustment, most people do not realize how much better you can see when your glasses are lined up where they are supposed to be, and how much better the world looks when your lenses are clean! Adjustments aren’t always simple, so it is important for you to see an optician on a regular basis, especially if you are having problems with your vision. NEVER try and adjust your glasses by yourself. And because your glasses are always on your face, make sure that you come in for regular nose pad replacements and tune ups.
Adjustments aren’t always a walk in the park. Contrary to popular belief your face is not as symmetrical as you may think. One ear is usually higher than the other, and sometimes your eyebrows being uneven can give you illusion that your glasses are crooked. Opticians are trained to compensate for things like this, and making sure that you see one on a regular basis means that your glasses are always sitting where they need to be. Your glasses are measured when the frames are in perfect alignment. So when the glasses are crooked, you may not be seeing the best you possibly can. If you feel like you can’t see as well in your glasses after you fell or got hit in the face, you may need an adjustment.
Never try and adjust your glasses yourself. It takes expertise to be able to fit glasses, and we have tools to manipulate glasses that you may not have at home. One example is heat. Heat is one of the most used tools in adjusting eyewear. It makes the plastic bendable and the heat is specialized so that the frames don’t get too hot, but hot enough where they can be manipulated without breaking. IF your glasses ever do break, NEVER USE GLUE. If glue gets on your lenses, there is no recovering from that. If something happens to your glasses, always bring them to a shop to have them looked at. Opticians try everything to save a pair of glasses, but if they can’t be saved they can give you options on what to do next.
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