Posted on by Kaioptics LLC

Buying Asian Fit eyeglasses online is now easier than ever before. Since every face is unique, though, your new eyeglasses or the pair you already own might need an adjustment or two. 


When you buy your eyeglasses at a brick-and-mortar store, your optometrist adjusts your eyeglasses for you. That’s nice, but that face-to-face personal service means you are charged through the roof for your eyeglasses. You can save a ton of money on your Asian Fit eyeglasses by buying online and learning how to adjust your glasses yourself. 


In this post, we’ll explain how to safely adjust your Asian Fit Eyeglasses for optimal fit and comfort. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think!

Kim Yoo-Jin wears rectangular black eyeglasses

Typical Fit Problems and Adjustment Solutions

 

Your Eyeglasses Slip Down  

 

If your glasses tend to slip down, then you’ll need to adjust your nose pads.

 

To adjust your nose pads, hold your glasses with your nondominant hand. Then, place your dominant hand’s thumb on the left nose pad and gently push INWARD. Repeat the process on the right nose pad. 

 

Always push inward in small, relatively equal increments on both sides. Once you’ve done this, test the glasses for fit and comfort.  If they are still slipping down on your face, adjust the nose pads again using the same steps until your frames fit beautifully on your face.  

Side view of black glasses with description of different parts

Your Eyeglasses Feel Too Tight or Too Loose Around Your Head or Ears

 

If your eyeglasses are too snug or too loose around your head and ears, then you’ll need to adjust the temple arms on your glasses.  

 

To adjust your temple arms, first place them in hot water for about 30-60 seconds. Temple arms are much easier to adjust when they’ve been warmed up.

 

If you feel that your eyeglass frame is too loose, then gently bend the tip of the temple arm downwards.  If you feel that your frame is too tight on you, then gently bend the tip of the temple arm upwards.

 

Start with slight adjustments to both the right and left temple arms. Then, try on your eyeglasses and assess them for fit and comfort.  If they’re still not perfect on you, repeat the adjustment process above until your eyeglasses are comfortable.

 

Your Eyeglasses Are Crooked

 

If you find that one lens of your glasses sits higher than the other, your eyeglasses are crooked. No worries!

 

If you’re not certain whether your Asian Fit eyeglasses are crooked, simply place your eyeglasses on a flat surface. If one temple arm rests on the surface while the other floats above it, your glasses are crooked.

 

If you discover your eyeglasses are crooked, you’ll need to adjust one temple arm. You can bend the arm either at the temple hinge or the temple bend that goes around your ears. Remember to place the temple arm in hot water before bending so they’re easier to adjust.  

 

If your left lens is higher on your face than your right lens, then gently bend the RIGHT temple arm downward.

 

If your right lens is higher on your face than your left lens, then gently bend the LEFT temple arm downward.

 

Your Eyeglasses Pinch or Dig Into Your Nose

 

If your glasses are digging into or pinching your nose, it’s likely that your nose pads are too close together and you’ll need to move them farther apart.  

 

To adjust your nose pads, hold your glasses with your nondominant hand and then place your dominant hand’s thumb on the left plastic nose pad and gently push OUTWARD. Repeat the process on the right nose pad. 

 

Remember to  push outward in small, relatively equal increments and always adjust both your right and left nose pads. Once you’ve made your first adjustment, try your glasses on.  If they’re still uncomfortable, adjust the nose pads again until the fit is perfect for you.

 

Your Lenses Are Not the Same Distance from Your Eyes

 

You may find that one lens sits closer to your eyes than the other. This may negatively impact your vision; it’s also uncomfortable.

If one lens is closer to your face than the other, place your frames on a soft surface such as plush towel with the lenses facing towards the towel. If the right lens is closer, then gently bend the right temple arm until the two lenses are aligned.  If the left lens is closer, then gently bend the left temple arm until the lenses are equally aligned. 

 

Your Eyeglasses Sit Too High on Your Nose

 

If your glasses sit too high on your nose, hold your glasses with your nondominant hand and then place your dominant hand’s thumb on the left nose pad and gently push OUTWARD. 

 

Repeat the process on the right nose pad. Push outward in small, relatively equal increments and then try on your glasses and assess the fit. If they are still sitting too high, adjust the nose pads again using the same steps.  

  

The Lenses in Your Eyeglasses Are Cloudy

 

Technically, cloudy eyeglasses don’t need an adjustment, they just need a good cleaning.  While all glasses can turn murky or cloudy, anti-reflective lenses are particularly prone to this.

 

It’s important that you clean your eyeglasses the right way. Microfiber cloths designed for eyewear care are ideal for cleaning eyeglasses,but they’re not your only option.  

 

Kaioptics recommends that you rinse your Asian Fit eyeglasses with lukewarm tap water and then apply a tiny dab of dishwashing liquid (make sure it’s lotion-free, as lotions will just cause a mess!).  Next, rinse the cleaning liquid off your glasses with warm water. Finally, take a soft cloth and use a back-and-forth motion to dry the lenses.

 

If you’re prefer buying an eyeglass cleaner that’s specially formulated for eyeglass cleaning, that works great too.  Just make sure it’s approved for anti-reflective coatings if your lenses have anti-reflective coating.

 

Never use a paper cloth (e.g., napkins, paper towels, or tissues) to clean your lenses as paper will scratch your lenses.  Also, don’t use Windex or other household cleaners to clean your Asian Fit eyewear as they can damage your lenses and lens coatings.

Why You Need to Learn to Adjust Your Asian Fit Eyeglasses At Home and On the Go

 

New glasses that you buy online may need slight adjustments.  All eyeglasses tend to lose their shape over time; That’s because most of us don’t use 100 percent care 100 percent of the time when we’re putting on and taking off our eyeglasses. Plus, accidents happen.

 

Understanding the basics of eyeglass adjustment can save you time and aggravation.  Knowing how to adjust your glasses will assure your glasses feel comfortable every single day. 

 

We hope these tips we’ve shared will save you time and aggravation.  Naturally, if you need any help or have any questions about adjusting the Asian Fit eyeglasses you’ve purchased through Kaioptics.com, we’re always here to help.