Properly Fitting Glasses

Eyeglasses are only effective in correcting vision when they are on your face. Poorly fitted glasses can cause eyestrain, headaches, and vision problems.
Glasses must fit comfortably and make balanced contact with three points:
• The bridge of the nose
• At the top and/or behind the ears.
Additionally, they should be optically aligned. Your eyes should be in the center of your lenses for optimal vision. The width of the glasses should be equal to the width of your face plus two index fingers.
If glasses are too loose, they may slide off your face, and if they are too small or tight, they may leave red marks, and indents, or cause skin irritation.
These guidelines also apply to well-fitting sunglasses.
Activities should be considered when choosing glasses too. Are the glasses going to be worn for sports or computer work, doing work where there is flying debris? In certain environments, you may want to consider various coatings or styles that wrap around.
So, ask yourself:
• Are my glasses too loose?
• Are my glasses too tight?
• Are my glasses right for my face?
• Am I wearing the right glasses for my activities?

If you are not happy with the answers consult with an optician who is trained to help guide, you in selecting the right glasses.




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