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How to Get Your Sunglasses Custom Fitted (For Free)

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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.

 

jennineHow to Get Your Sunglasses Custom Fitted (For Free)

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  1. Ashley

    I didn’t realize they offered this service, either! I did find out though, after losing a screw in my Chloe sunglasses, that Lenscrafters would put a new screw in and adjust those for free. They fixed them while I was getting fitted for my reading glasses…. it made me feel like a dolt for waiting so long to get them fixed!

    Now if I can only figure out how to get the scuff mark off my Tom Ford lens…

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      jennine

      Oh my gosh, I would love to find out how to remove scratches from lenses! I have ruined a few pairs from keeping my sunglasses in my bag without the case. Ug. Live and learn right?

      1. Ashe

        Because of scratches, I always try to keep a soft carrying case for them in my purse now! But that doesn’t stop them from sliding out of my hair and onto the pavement… :/

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  8. Ren

    I wear glasses and didn’t know that they do it for free for other brands! I usually only get them to adjust my new glasses and even then I feel like I’m asking too much of them hah. Thanks for the write up! That’s great news for the next time I drop by an optical shop.

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  14. Kierra

    I actualy wear glasses and have previously worked in an optometry office; so of course I knew of these things. But when I moved out of my local town to a new place it did take a long time for me to find local places that adjust your glasses. You can also go to lens crafters. Just a reminder if you didnt buy the merchandise at the store if they break it while fixing it they arent responsible for it. Just a heads up!
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