This means no amount of tightening the screws or rubber nose pads would fix the problem since it was the actually size of the frames themselves that was the issue. This was really frustrating to me considering how much I like these shades.
One solution would be to bring them into an eyeglass repair shop where an expert could heat the plastic just enough to bend the frame into a shape that would fit my face better. However, I'm wary of doing that, since I feel heating the plastic alters the integrity of the material, which may cause it to more easily snap or brake (this is what happened to the bridge of my previous pair of sunglasses).
I refused to believe there was absolutely nothing I could do to solve this problem. Then I came up with an ingenious idea. You should only try this if you're comfortable altering your glasses yourself.
- a thin piece of rubber (no more than a couple millimeters)
- super glue
2. VERY CAREFULLY superglue these rubber pieces to the ends of your earpieces. Be very careful to avoid getting any glue on any other part of the glasses (or yourself!), or you could damage your glasses.
3. Let the glue dry completely.
|You can trim the rubber a little bit more|
after you've already glued them onto the glasses.
If you still feel your glasses are too loose after you've implemented this DIY hack, then by all means try adding another layer of rubber. However, if your glasses are only slightly loose, just one layer of a piece of rubber that is only a couple millimeters thick should be fine (especially since you're adding them to both earpieces). Furthermore, adding too many layers, or rubber that is too thick, might put a lot of tension on the frame, which might also cause them to break.
I wouldn't recommend using any material that is firmer than rubber, since you want it to have a little give to prevent putting to much strain on the screws and the sides of the frame.
I'm actually quite proud of myself for having thought of this solution, so I hope this was helpful to anyone else out there also faced with this problem. Good luck!