You may recognize the frames above as the ones I got from Lookmatic last year. Or you may not. Let it be known, at this point, it does not matter whether you do or do not remember the above frames. What does matter is this … buying eyeglasses online is great, GREAT, but what about fitting them to your face?
I’ve tried smashing my head against the Lookmatic webpage on my laptop but nothing much happens other than sneery looks of contempt from my cats. No matter how many times I bang my head against the computer my eyeglasses still don’t fit.
They’re the right size for my face, but they slide down my nose. I push them up. They slide down. I push them up. They slide down. Sneery look from the cat.
There’s a local eyeglass store in my town and I’m sure they’d fit my Internet glasses for me, but … I don’t feel right about it. I didn’t buy them from the store, so they’d be doing me a favour and I’m sure they wouldn’t care, but I’m not good with asking people for favours. And then I’d feel like I owe them something. And frankly the last person you want to be in debt to is an optometrist. What if they need an eye one day? What then?
Then it hit me. All I needed was a bit of hot hair. I mean air. That was a genuine typo, but it seemed too good to delete.
Eyeglasses? Meet hairdryer.
The only tool you need to make your glasses fit perfectly. Without a single optician in sight.
Before adjusting my glasses with the use of a hairdryer.
You can see why they’d slip down someone’s nose. The arms don’t curl around the ears. They’re very straight.
Enter the hairdryer. Set it to hot and point it at the portion of the arm you want to bend. Heat the arm until it’s hot and bends easily with gentle pressure.
You did it. You’re the star of the geek party.
BAM. You have eyeglasses that stay on your face, leaving your finger for more important tasks like picking up potato chips and pointing and laughing at people with poorly fitting eyeglasses.
You can use the hairdryer on the nose of the glasses as well. Heating it there you can slightly bend the frames from that point which will make the frames fit tighter against your head.
To adjust your glasses if they don’t sit straight on your head because of your embarrassingly unlevel ears you don’t need the hairdryer at all. Just gently bend them up or down at the hinges.
You are the best. You are confident. YOU have glasses that fit. While those cats still can’t tell the difference between a real mouse and a wad of their own fur balled up in the corner. Who’s sneering now?
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