The Importance Of Well-Fitting Eyeglasses

The Importance Of Well-Fitting Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses serve a functional and fashionable purpose and the correct fit of your eyeglasses will affect both of these purposes. Eyeglass frames are typically made of plastic or metal, which can be easily altered by your optician using special tools. The opticians at your optometry clinic will help you get the ideal fit for your eyeglasses by helping you choose a pair of eyeglasses that are right for you and adjusting the eyeglasses frames to properly fit your head and nose. If your eyeglasses don’t fit well, they can cause discomfort, can look wrong, and can even impact your vision. Ensuring your eyeglasses fit well will help you to avoid all of these problems.

Eyeglasses And Fit

Comfort
A well-fitting pair of eyeglasses should feel comfortable on your face to the point that you don’t really notice you are wearing eyeglasses. Eyeglasses should not cause pain or discomfort by pressing into your ears, the sides of your head, or your nose. Your eyeglasses also shouldn’t fall off or slide down your nose. Wearing a pair of comfortable eyeglasses that fit well will encourage you to wear your eyeglasses often.

Look
An ill-fitting pair of eyeglasses typically doesn’t look good. If your eyeglasses are tilted, they will be very noticeable and can look funny. If your eyeglasses are too large and are falling down your nose, they will create the appearance of old-style reading glasses and may make you look older than you would like. Eyeglasses that are the wrong shape or size for your face may also not look right since different frame styles work best with individual face shapes. Wearing a pair of well-fitting and ideally shaped eyeglasses will help you see and look your best.

Vision
The most crucial reason to assure your eyeglasses fit well is so that you can have proper vision correction. When you get eyeglasses, your optometrist will measure your pupils and your eye line and will submit these measurements to the lens makers. This is done to assure that you are naturally looking out of the correct part of your eyeglasses lens for optimal vision correction. If your eyeglasses are askew or if they are constantly sliding down your nose, you will be looking through the wrong part of your lens. This can impair vision and cause eyestrain, and it may make you think your prescription is wrong.

What To Do If Eyeglasses Fit Is Wrong
Always have your eyeglasses adjusted as you need. When you first get your eyeglasses, make sure they fit well and let your optician know if they need to be adjusted. You may need to have the arms of your eyeglasses curved to fit better behind your ear, the arms slightly bowed out to fit your head, or the nose pads adjusted to sit comfortably on your nose. It may take a few days of wear to determine if your eyeglasses fit isn’t right and then you can simply come back to the optometrist clinic to get them adjusted. If you’ve had your eyeglasses for a while, you may need to speak to your optometrist or optician about adjusting your eyeglasses versus getting a new pair. Typically, adults should get new eyeglasses every 2 or 3 years to ensure proper fit and to get new, scratch-free lenses that don’t impede vision.

Find The Right Eyeglasses In Calgary

Whether you need a new pair of eyeglasses or you need your eyeglasses adjusted, Sunridge Eye Clinic can help. Our opticians can help you learn what eyeglasses look best on you and can ensure that the fit of your eyeglasses is ideal. If you need a new pair of eyeglasses, our optometrists can determine your updated prescription for optimal vision during an eye exam. To book an eye exam, contact Sunridge Eye Clinic at 1-403-280-7518 or fill out the online contact form. For eyeglasses adjustments, visit Sunridge Eye Clinic in NE Calgary. Ensure your comfort, style, and vision with properly fitted eyeglasses and an updated prescription to improve your daily life.

FAQ
Q: How do I know what eyeglasses will look best on me?
A: When choosing a pair of eyeglasses, you will want to consider your face shape, your skin tone, and your personal fashion sense. Learn more by reading 4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Pair Of Eyeglasses. If you need help determining what frame shapes and colours work best for you, ask a Sunridge Eye Clinic optician for help.

Q: How can I keep my eyeglasses in good condition?
A: Avoid damaging your eyeglasses by keeping them in a hard case while not wearing them. To help preserve the shape of your frames, don’t sleep with your eyeglasses on and don’t hold your eyeglasses by the bridge of the nose. Instead, hold them on either side of the temple. For more tips to care for your eyeglasses, read How To Care For Your Eyeglasses In Winter.

Q: My current eyeglasses are very thick and heavy. Can anything be done about this?
A: Many lenses can be thinned, but there are limits to this. You will need to ask your optician about how thin your lenses can be and if the thickness of the lens will impact what type of frame you can use. You can also ask about lightweight frames and eyeglasses fit to help stop eyeglasses from slipping down your nose.


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