Add Some Heat Shrink To Your Glasses To Stop Them From Slipping

Instead of constantly pushing your glasses back onto your face like a 90s movie nerd, weblog Tested recommends wrapping the ends in a bit of heat shrink to keep them from slipping.

While it's definitely one of the more involved ways to fix the sliding glasses problem, it's going to look and feel a lot better than, say, slapping some duct tape on the back. All you need is a bit of heat shrink tubing. You'll also need a source of heat, like a heat gun, but if you don't have a heat gun, you can always try something else.

They claim a hairdryer probably won't produce enough heat, but it's worth a shot and a lighter might work if you're very careful, like the 16:45 mark in this video. Whatever you do, just be very careful, and familiarise yourself with the safety of your chosen method. Check out the video for more info.

Tip of the Day: How to Stop Your Glasses From Slipping [Tested]


    Or... you could just go to your optometrist and get your glasses fitted properly! Correctly adjusted glasses don't slip down, and optometrists and optical dispensers do this for a living. Of course, you could always risk wrecking your frames by heating them up and trying to apply heat shrink, but hey, call me crazy...

      Sometimes it is not always possible to solve this problem with a simple adjustment by the Optometrist. My wife is Asian and has very little [if anything] in the way of a bridge on her nose, meaning any glasses will slip as the pads have nothing to rest upon. This is worth a shot.

    OH YEA! go tested! =D

    Blow dryer works fine. Tested and all good.

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