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Sunglasses Too Loose or Tight? Here is How to Adjust Them

If you have ever had a poorly-fitting pair of sunglasses, you know that it can be uncomfortable and downright annoying.  Luckily, whether your sunglasses constantly slip down your nose, or pinch it too tightly, there are some adjustments that can be made.  Since all of our Matrix Sunglasses have metal frames, I will be focusing on this type for the purposes of this post.

Generally speaking, some useful tools you will need to adjust your metal-framed sunglasses include a screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, and a microfiber bag or some other type of soft cleaning material.  The first step is to determine the specific problem: for example, determine if the shades are unbalanced, if they pinch your nose, if are they wobbly, etc.

To determine if your shades are out-of-balance, place them flatly on a hard surface and see if they sit level.  If the sunglasses are not level, take the needle-nose pliers and carefully clamp the appropriate arm near the lens, and then shift it either up or down depending on which direction is necessary to get them in balance.  But be VERY careful; doing this adjustment too aggressively will definitely break your sunglasses.

If your sunglasses dig into your nose, you can easily adjust the nose pads.  And this does not even require any tools.  Simply grab a nose pad between your finger and thumb, and carefully bend it outward (or whatever direction is needed to get a comfortable fit).  Do the same with the other pad if necessary.  The nose pads for most sunglasses are very flexible and are actually designed in a way that allows for some adjusting depending on the shape and size of your nose.

Finally, if the lens frames are loose or wobbly relative to the arms, you can usually tighten the screws that hold them in place.  These screws are tiny, so you will need the needle-nose pliers.  Simply carefully grab the loose screw with the pliers and turn it clockwise until it is snug.  Be careful not to over-tighten the screws, however, as this could crack one or both of the lenses.

So, there you have it!  If your sunglasses do not fit quite right, don’t throw them in the trash just yet.  Try and make a couple adjustments, and chances are you will be able to get them to where they are good as new.  Good luck!

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