Summer is here, and it’s getting bright out.
While it’s important to wear sunglasses all year around (even on cloudy days) when the sun is shining bright, sunglasses are not only great fashion accessories, they protect your eyes. Last time I checked, eyes are pretty important. So that’s why I never feel bad about wearing “nice” sunglasses, even though I tend to indulge myself once or twice a year in a new fancy pair. I recently ordered a pair of Céline “Audrey” sunglasses off eBay and they are amazing, however, when they came in, they kept sliding down my nose. I almost returned them. But then, I did a little research to find that other people had the same issue with these glasses and just took them in to a optometrist to have them “adjusted” to fit.
This may be a, “Well, duh!” tip for people who wear glasses, but for those of us who don’t, and probably never see the inside of an optometry store, except to help people pick out glasses, this is a major revelation.
I realized that I had several pairs of sunglasses that had “stretched out” or never really fit that great, and I just thought that was part of having sunglasses. So I took these and a pair of my Prada sunglasses that were reaaaaally loose and brought them in to a few places to see if they would adjust them.
First I went to Sunglass Hut, to see if they could just do it there… while they do adjustments, they only do adjustments for the brands they carried. Since they do carry Prada, the sales assistant was more than happy to adjust my glasses to fit properly, for free. Apparently this is a service they provide quite regularly since while I was in the shop, another woman came to get a few pairs of her Ray Bans adjusted.
Since they don’t carry Céline, she couldn’t adjust my new pair, so I went to another optometrist nearby, and they were more than happy to do it, however, the guy made them a little too tight, and me being new to the “adjustment” game, I didn’t realize until I wore them for about half an hour and by that time I was already on my way home. So I went to For Eyes, and there the sales person fixed them right up for me to fit perfectly in just a few minutes.
This may be a, “Well, duh!” tip for people who wear glasses, but for those of us who don’t, and probably never see the inside of an optometry store, except to help people pick out glasses, this is a major revelation. I literally had no idea this was a free service many glasses stores provide. They might grumble if you bring in a pair of H&M glasses, but if you have a pair of good sunglasses that just don’t fit that well, it’s worth it to bring them in.
Now I have to get a few more of my sunglasses adjusted.