As anyone who wears eyeglasses knows, one of the most annoying problems you’ll face is your eyeglasses slipping down your face-usually when it’s least convenient, such as when you’re trying to lean over to pick something up or you’re in the middle of driving to work. Thankfully, you can do something about your eyeglasses slipping down your face. Let’s take a closer look at the best ways you can keep your eyeglasses from slipping for good.
Why are they slipping?
Before you can decide on the best method to keep your eyeglasses from slipping down your face, you need to figure out why, exactly, they keep moving! Are they slipping down your nose? If so, this usually points to the issue being the fit around your nose. Are they slipping from your temples? If so, this points to the issue being the grip around your temples. Do they tend to slip towards the end of the day, when your skin gets oily? If so, this points to the issue being your skin’s slickness. Now, let’s take a look at what you can do address the problem once you understand the source.
Get your glasses refitted
If you can, having your glasses refitted to your face is the best and most permanent solution to the problem of your eyeglasses slipping down. Consult your optometrist about having your glasses fitted to your face, especially if they are an older pair or you got them without having them fitted the first time around.
Replace worn out nose pads
If your glasses tend to slip around your nose pads, then you’ll want to have your old, worn out nose pads replaced with some fresh ones. Over time, these pads get worn down and just aren’t as effective as they used to be.
Wrap hair ties or add hooks to the arms of your glass
Adding hooks to the arms of your glasses is one way to help them get a better grip around your temples, as this allows your glasses to hook behind your eyes and reduces the chances of slipping. If you’re in a pinch and can’t get hooks right away, wrap hair ties towards the end of the arms to create a temporary “grip” for your glasses.
Have your glasses reangled
Depending on the frame, you may be able to have your glasses reangled to fit your temple better. This will depend on the material as well as the age of the glasses, so consult your optometrist about this option.
Keep your skin less oily
In some cases, your glasses may be slipping because your skin is too oily. If this is the case, consider purchasing a cleanser to help remove excess oil from your skin.
Choose frames with adjustable nose pads
Look for frames with adjustable nose pads at the outset, as this will help you adjust the pads for a better grip on your own, so you won’t have to go into the optometrist and spend additional money down the line when you need a frame adjustment.