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Common Eyeglass Fit Issues and How to Solve Them

EFE GLASSES | Jun 06,2024


Choosing the right glasses frames is not always easy, at least when it comes to the size of the frames. Despite this, you might end up with discomfort or blurred vision after buying a stylish pair of glasses. Here we present the most frequent eyeglass fit issues and basic tips on how to avoid them.

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1. Glasses Sliding Down Your Nose

The most frequent issue is when the glasses slip down the bridge of the nose. This may be due to the bridge of the glasses being wide or the nose pads being ill-fitted.


● Adjust Nose Pads: If your glasses feature nose pads that are adjustable, then you can try to bend the pads closer to your face more firmly.

● Apply Anti-Slip Products: To prevent the glasses from slipping, one can fix silicone nose pads or apply anti-slip wax on the bridge of the glasses.

● Consider Frame Material: It can be prevented by using lightweight materials such as titanium or any other that does not exert much pressure on the nose.

2. Glasses Pinching the Nose


Glasses that put pressure on the nose can be quite uncomfortable and may even leave red marks behind. This usually occurs if the pads of the nose or the bridge of the glasses is too tight.


● Adjust Nose Pads: Increase the width of the nose pads slightly in order to alleviate the pressure.

● Select a Wider Bridge: It was mentioned that one should consider frames with a wider bridge in order to provide better weight distribution.

● Switch Frame Styles: Explore frames with no nose pads; those with an integrated bridge instead.

3. Frames Too Tight on Temples


Tight frames on the temples are also uncomfortable and can lead to headaches. This is normally caused by the arms being short or improperly positioned.


● Adjust the Arms: Gently move the arms away from the head to reduce pressure on the temples.

● Choose Larger Frames: To get the best fit, consider opting for frames with longer temples.

● Professional Adjustment: It is advisable to go to an optician to get the glasses properly fitted to ensure the frames are well positioned.

4. Glasses Sitting Too High or Too Low

When glasses are situated high or low they distort your vision and also distort your looks. This usually happens when the bridge does not perfectly rest on your nose or the arms are not in the right position.


● Adjust Nose Pads: The height can be adjusted by moving the nose pads closer together or further apart.

● Adjust Arm Length: Tilt the arms of the glasses up or down to adjust the position of the glasses on your face.

● Try Different Frame Shapes: It may be better to try frames with adjustable nose pads or frames that have a different bridge altogether.

5. Glasses Causing Ear Pain

Glasses Causing Ear Pain

Headache or pain behind the ears is not an unusual problem, especially if the arms of the glasses are too tight or positioned incorrectly.


● Adjust the Ear Pieces: Using fingers bend the ear pieces slightly outward to lessen the pressure.

● Use Cushioned Ear Pads: Improve comfort by adding soft silicone ear pads.

● Choose Lightweight Frames: Little pressure is felt on the ears if lightweight materials are used.

6. glasses lenses Causing Distorted Vision

Abnormal vision through lenses may be because of misalignment of lenses, incorrect prescription, or material of the lenses.


● Check Prescription: Make sure that your prescription is current and complete.

● Verify Lens Alignment: Ensure that the centers of the lenses are in line with your pupils.

● Choose the Right Lenses: Discuss with your optician to determine which lens type is best for your vision requirements.

7. Glasses Leaving Marks on Nose

Glasses Leaving Marks on Nose

Nose marks are both embarrassing and painful, usually resulting from thick eyewear frames or incorrectly positioned nose pads.


● Adjust Nose Pads: Reduce pressure by loosening the nose pads.

● Switch to Lighter Frames: Delicate frames cause less pressure and hardly leave imprints on the fabric.

● Use Silicone Pads: Silicone pads are softer and can assist in evenly distributing weight.

8. Glasses Fogging Up

Steamed up glasses are annoying especially during winter or when one is wearing a mask. This can be attributed to inadequate air circulation or variations in temperatures and humidity levels.


● Anti-Fog Coating: It is advisable to use anti-fog sprays or wipes recommended for the eyeglasses.

● Proper Fit: Make sure that your glasses are tight enough to fit on your face but not very tight to allow adequate flow of air.

● Use a Mask with a Nose Bridge: Choose a mask that has a built-in nose bridge as it will help in directing warm air away from your lenses.

9. Frames Touching Cheeks

Frames that rest on the cheeks are likely to cause irritation and leave smudges on the lenses. This is often the case with the big frames or if the glasses rest very low on the bridge of the nose.


● Adjust Nose Pads: Raise the nose pads to raise the frames higher.

● Choose Smaller Frames: Choose frames that are more suitable to the shape and size of your face.

● Check Arm Adjustment: Make sure that the arms are set right to allow the frames to sit securely without resting on your cheeks.

10. Lenses Scratching Easily

Scratching Lenses

Damaged lenses can affect your vision and your appearance is not going to look good either. This could be a result of poor quality of the lens material or lack of proper handling of the lenses.


● Use Anti-Scratch Coating: Choose lenses with scratch resistant coating.

● Proper Cleaning: Only use a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner when cleaning your lenses, do not use anything that could scratch your lenses.

● Store Properly: Remember to put your glasses in a case whenever you are not wearing them to avoid getting scratches.


People can only experience comfort and clear vision when they have eyeglasses that fit well. Here are some tips to help you avoid various fit problems and the best practices to solve them to be able to comfortably wear your glasses. Do not forget to check in with your optician frequently and make sure your prescription is correct. By doing this you ensure that your eyeglasses are well fitted and properly functional to meet your vision needs comfortably. To learn more about choosing eyeglasses and the fit visit the Learning Center on the EFE site[].