If you have never worn glasses before, they can really turn your life around when you try them on for the first time. Suddenly, you will be able to see clearly, and you may even notice headaches dissipating from behind your eyes if you suffered through those with your poor vision. However, it can be difficult to get used to glasses. They may feel heavy on your nose, pinch your ears, fog up in cold or humid weather and make it difficult to wear makeup. Here are a few smart and easy tips to make your transition to wearing glasses so much easier.
Consider Plastic Frames
While wire frames with the small, clear rubberized nose pieces are chosen by many people, you may find that plastic frames are right for you if you are concerned about pain on the bridge of your nose or about bending your frames. Plastic frames are far more durable and will not bend if you knock them against something. Simply try on plenty of pairs of frames to find the ones that fit your nose the best because plastic nose pieces cannot be moved.
Get the Right Fit
It is not just the nose pieces that you have to worry about fitting correctly. One of the biggest problems for new wearers is the fit around the ears. A loose fit will mean that your glasses are constantly sliding forward on your face. A tight fit will lead to pain as the ear pieces dig into the backs of your ears. Do not be afraid to ask to have your glasses resized multiple times until they are perfectly comfortable.
Keep Them Clean
Cleaning your glasses frequently is a must if you want to avoid a smudgy field of vision. Wash them with a lens cleaner spray at least once per day, and rub them dry with a microfiber cloth. You will also want to keep the nose pieces clean to avoid them slipping down your nose.
Keep Them Fog-Free
You may notice that your glasses fog up when it is very humid outside or when you go from someplace hot to very cold. Search for anti-fog wipes at your local stores. You may also want to take your glasses off your face for 10 to 15 minutes when you enter a very cold or very hot environment.
The place where you get your glasses from can also help you with good fit and comfort tips. However, you can rest assured that the longer you wear your glasses the more you will grow to love them. Soon they will be such an integral part of your life that you will not even notice them when they are on during the day.