For those with extended eyelashes, it may be an unexpected challenge to find fitting eyewear. Really long eyelashes can have a tendency to hit the lenses of glasses. Find out what you can do to get a perfect fit for your flutters.
Shopping for NEW Eyeglasses or Sunglasses:
Shop locally and always try on to get the best fit! Look for glasses with rounded, curved shapes. Flat glasses will sit closer into your face while rounded ones allow more space between your lashes and the lenses. It may take numerous attempts to find the perfect shape to keep your lashes free and clear but with a little persistence, you’ll get the payoff with the perfect pair.
For Existing Eyeglasses and Sunglasses:
If you already have your eyeglasses or sunglasses and your lashes are hitting them, an Optician may be able to help you get free and clear. Glasses generally don’t sit straight up and down. They’re tilted (it’s called the pantoscopic tilt) so that the bottom of the frame is closer to the face and the top is a bit farther away. This tilt can be adjusted in many cases. Visit your local optical office and see if your glasses can be fitted to better accommodate your lashes by moving the top a bit further away from your face and the bottom closer in.
Customizing Your Lashes for Lenses:
If you can’t adjust your lenses, try adjusting your lashes! Ask your lash stylist about changing to a more dramatic curl. Curvier lashes sweep up, more than out, and are more likely to miss your lenses and be a hit with you!