For many eyeglass wearers, daily wear-time exceeds 12 hours. Thus, ensuring your glasses remain comfortably in place is paramount. Frequent slipping not only burdens your nose but hampers overall comfort. If you’re grappling with this issue and need answers, read on for smart solutions to secure your glasses.
Why Do Glasses Slip?
1. Oversized Frames:
If your new glasses are slipping, it’s probably because your frame is too large causing them to slide. When the frame’s nose pads don’t align with your nose due to oversized dimensions, it compromises stability. This issue typically plagues plastic or acetate frames, lacking adjustable nose pad support, which makes them prone to slippage.
Solution: For non-adjustable nose pad frames, use anti-slip nose pad stickers. These stickers adhere to your nose bridge, increasing friction and preventing slippage.
2. Old Nose Pads:
After prolonged use, glasses may slip due to your frame coming out of adjustment, especially your nose pads. This issue commonly arises with metal frames. It leads to excessive spacing between the nose pads, causing glasses to slide. This not only affects aesthetics but also vision, particularly if you wear progressive or bifocal lenses that require precise alignment.
Solution: To resolve this if you lack tools, gently bend the nose pads yourself. Lift the nose pad first and adjust it to the correct angle. Green marks on the nose pads indicate corrosion due to sweat or other chemicals, signaling the need for replacement.
We strongly recommend children’s frames with adjustable nose pads. Children’s nose bridges are often underdeveloped, and their noses tend to be lower and sensitive to pressure. Frames without adjustable nose pads can lead to their glasses constantly slipping.