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Parent Question: How Do I Adjust My Child’s Eyeglasses At Home

by | Jun 22, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

Adjusting eyeglasses can be easier said than done. We highly recommend you reach out to us for assistance (see contact information on this web site).

If you do decide to undertake adjusting your child’s eyeglasses at home, below are some tips and tricks to keep in mind.

1. Gather the Necessary Tools

Before you begin adjusting your children’s glasses, make sure you have the following tools readily available:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Tweezers
  • Screwdriver (if applicable)
  • Lens cleaning solution
  • Soft cloth or tissue
  • Nose pad adhesive (if needed)

Having these tools at hand will ensure a smooth and efficient adjustment process.

2. Understanding Proper Fit

Proper fit is crucial when it comes to kids’ glasses. Ill-fitting glasses can cause discomfort, vision problems, and even potential damage. To achieve a proper fit, follow these steps:

a. Evaluate the Frame Size

Start by assessing whether the frame size is suitable for your child’s face. The frame should align with the eyebrows, and the temples should rest comfortably behind the ears.

b. Check the Nose Bridge Fit

Ensure that the glasses’ nose pads sit comfortably on the bridge of your child’s nose without exerting excessive pressure. Adjust the nose pads gently if needed.

c. Assess the Temple Length

The temple arms (sides) of the glasses should fit snugly without causing discomfort. If the temples are too short or long, adjustments can be made to achieve an optimal fit.

3. Making Adjustments

Now that you understand the importance of proper fit let’s move on to the step-by-step process of making adjustments:

a. Temple Adjustments

  1. If the temple arms are too tight, gently bend them outward using your hands.
  2. If the temple arms are too loose, adjust them inward to create a better fit.
  3. Repeat the process until the temples fit comfortably around your child’s ears.

b. Nose Pad Adjustments

  1. Use tweezers to carefully adjust the nose pads. Slightly bend them inward or outward based on your child’s comfort.
  2. Ensure that the nose pads rest evenly on both sides of the nose bridge.

c. Lens Alignment

  1. Check if the lenses are aligned properly. If they appear crooked or misaligned, adjust them by gently pushing or pulling.
  2. Use a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the lenses during the process.

d. Screw Tightening

If your child’s glasses have screws, periodically check them for tightness. Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws gently. Be cautious not to overtighten, as it may damage the frame.

4. Cleaning and Maintenance

Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep your child’s glasses in optimal condition. Here are some tips:

  1. Clean the lenses using a lens cleaning solution and a soft cloth or tissue. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the lenses.
  2. Inspect the glasses regularly for any signs of damage. If you notice loose screws, cracks, or other issues, consult an optician for repair or replacement.

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