How to Keep My Rimless Glasses in Place

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How to Keep My Rimless Glasses in Place
Keep your rimless glasses from slipping. (Chinese woman in glasses image by Allen Penton from

Many people like wearing rimless glasses because it often looks as if they are not wearing glasses at all. Others often characterise those who wear plastic rimmed glasses as glasses-wearers while those with rimless glasses are able to slip by without their eyewear being noticed. Another benefit of rimless glasses is that the wearers often forget they are wearing glasses and a heavy plastic frame does not block their vision. The lenses of most rimless glasses are kept in place with very thin but strong wire. Most rimless glasses often have very thin legs and temple covers. This sometimes can cause your glasses to slip.

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Things you need

  • Glasses
  • Eyeglass store
  • Elastic sports bands

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    Tighten your glasses. If your glasses are slipping, it is likely because they are too loose for your head. You can get your rimless eyeglasses tightened at any eyeglass store. To do this, the practitioner will heat up the temple cover, which is the part of the glasses that curves around your ear. This will allow him to safely bend the glasses without breaking them. They will curve the glasses in toward your head so that even if it is loose around your eye and face it will be tight behind your ears. If this does not solve your problem, proceed to Step 2.

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    Alter the temple style of your glasses so that the temple will wrap around your ear. Most rimless eyeglasses have a slight curve behind your ear. Some rimless eyeglasses will curve all the way around your ear. This will help keep your glasses from sliding down your nose or falling off completely. Most eyeglass stores can alter your temple style for a small fee. If this does not work proceed to Step 3.

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    Purchase and install an elastic sports band according to the manufacturer's instructions. Elastic sports bands will completely wrap around the head and make it nearly impossible for the rimless glasses to slip.

Tips and warnings

  • Most eyeglass stores will tighten and repair your glasses for free or will only charge you for the parts.
  • Using an elastic sports band is a good option for people who wear their glasses all day. If you are simply interested in wearing rimless glasses while you drive or watch a movie, the cable style may be too much of a hassle to remove.
  • If your glasses are far too big for your head, there is nothing that can be done. Purchase new glasses that fit and consider donating your old rimless glasses to charity.

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