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How Do I Know If My Eyeglasses Fit Correctly?

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Mar 25, 2024

How Do I Know If My Eyeglasses Fit Correctly?

We've all been there—the glasses that slide down your nose every five minutes, pinch behind your ears or leave you feeling like you're constantly squinting. Ill-fitting glasses are more than just annoying; they can also contribute to headaches, eye strain, and blurry vision. The good news? Finding frames that fit properly is key to comfort and getting the most out of your prescription.

What Makes Eyeglasses Fit Well?

Let's break down the critical elements of a comfortable, well-fitting pair of glasses:

Frame Width: Ideally, your glasses should be about the same width as your face at the temples. Overly broad frames won't center the lenses over your eyes correctly.

Frame Measurements: You'll find three numbers printed on the inside of your frame's arm. These tell you the lens width, bridge width, and temple arm length in millimeters. They're a good reference point, but even frames with similar measurements can fit differently on your face.

Pupillary Distance (PD): PD is the distance between your pupils. Knowing your PD helps ensure your lenses are positioned correctly so you're looking through the ideal part for your prescription. An off-center fit can make vision blurry, especially with progressive lenses.

Face Shape: While there are guides about glasses for different face shapes, don't let them limit you! Comfort and your style are the most important factors.

How to Tell if Your Eyeglasses Fit

Here's what to look for:

  • Comfortable and Secure

They shouldn't slide down easily or pinch your nose or behind your ears.

  • Level

When you look straight ahead, the frames should sit evenly across your face.

  • Centered Lenses

Your eyes should be roughly in the middle of each lens.

  • Eyelashes

They shouldn't brush against the lenses when you blink (this can get smudgy!).

Why Do My Glasses Keep Sliding Down My Nose?

There are a few common culprits when it comes to constantly slipping glasses:

  • Incorrect Frame Size
  •  If your frames are too wide, they won't have enough grip to stay in place.

    Quick Solution: Try a narrower frame or have an optician adjust your current pair if possible.

  • Low or Worn-Out Nose Pads
  • Nose pads help position your glasses correctly. If they're too low or have lost their grip over time, your glasses will slip.

    Quick Solution:  Adjust the nose pads yourself (if possible) or visit an optician for replacement or adjustment.

  • Oily Skin
  • If you have naturally oily skin around your nose, it can cause glasses to slide more easily.

    Quick Solution: Keep blotting papers or a cleaning cloth handy to remove excess oil before putting your glasses back on.

  • Bent Temples
  • The arms of your glasses (temples) should curve gently behind your ears to keep things secure. If they're bent outward, your glasses will lose their grip.

    Quick Solution: Many frames can be slightly re-bent. An optician can do this quickly and safely.

    If the glasses sit too low on your nose

    For plastic frames, use hot water (for 30-60 seconds) to soften the temples before bending the tips that sit behind your ears. Arch them and try them on again. The tips should sit sturdily behind your ears so the glasses won't slip.

    For metal frames, simply push the nose pads closer until they fit right on your nose.

    Tips for Finding the Right Eyeglasses Fit

    • Your Starting Point

    Medium-sized frames work for most people.

    • Learn From Your Favorites

     If you have a comfortable pair, note their measurements.

    • Get Your PD Measured

    Your optometrist can do this to get an accurate measurement.

    • Adjustments Matter

    Many frames have adjustable nose pads for a customized fit. Don't be afraid to ask an optician for help!


    Finding well-fitting glasses takes a little attention to detail, but it's worth the effort. Not only will you look great, but you'll also see the world more clearly and avoid those annoying glasses-related headaches. Ready to experience the Vicci difference? Check out our website to find must-have frames and get the perfect-fit glasses! 

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    Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

    Age can’t and shouldn’t stop you from feeling confident every day.

    The whole idea behind Vicci™ Eyewear is providing you with beautiful and quality eyewear that you’d be proud to wear at all times.

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    A Mama's Boy's Love for His Mother

    Vicci™ Eyewear was inspired by a son’s love for his mother and his passion for fashion.

    David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

    David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

    He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

    His mother enjoyed attending events and spending money on her dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, the readers are often underwhelming, and she was embarrassed to ever be seen wearing them. Like most women, she'd usually hide it in her lovely purse and would always look around before using them to read the menu or bill.

    David wondered why there weren’t more choices for high-quality and fashionable custom readers for older women like his mother. Something she’d actually love to wear and be proud to be seen wearing.

    And that’s when it hit him!



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