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How to Fit Ray-Bans

April 2, 2014

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I love aviator glasses and Ray-Bans are no exception… but I found a few days into owning a pair that they wouldn’t stay on my head!  My Social Media feeds are filled of people running, hiking and playing in them – so how can this be?! Anytime I was reading on the beach, taking a walk with friends or even something as quick as picking up take out, they would be sliding down my face. Not ideal for a $100 pair of sunglasses that are supposed to be protecting your eyes, not your nose.

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Luckily my youngest sister swooped in to save the day! Here is her super easy tutorial on how to get those glasses to stay put, without making a trip for a special fitting at the Sunglass Hut.

*Sorry if you don’t own a pair, or do and don’t have this problem… 🙂

1. The gold aviators are the “Before” and the black aviators are the “After.” Notice how the black are tapered inward?

2. Begin by laying your glasses on a flat surface.

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3. Hold the arms of your sunglasses with your thumbs facing each other (as in the picture below). Gently push in the earpiece inward.

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4. The image below depicts the final product of Step 3. Note that you are bending it slightly in – you just want it to have some more pressure on your temples so it isn’t sliding off your face.

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5. Hold the arms of your sunglasses once again, but this time with your thumbs facing downward and parallel to each other (as in image below). Gently bend the earpiece down.

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6. This step allows you to bend the earpiece to wrap around your ear more as to prevent any movement.

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7. Tweak the arms according to your ear placement, face structure, etc., but you should be good to go in under 5 minutes!
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6. Now the “Before” and “After” match!

IMG_8987Do you have any sunglass care tips?

IMG_0667My favorite pairs in my closet right now are these, these and these.

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer April 10, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you!!! This was exactly what I was looking for. Now I don’t have to wait to wear my aviators!

    • Reply admin April 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Yay! Happy sunglass wearing! 🙂

  • Reply cht September 15, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Hi! For the green mirror lenses – do you know what size they are… 52 or 55m?

    • Reply admin September 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

      55mm 🙂

  • Reply blooms June 11, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Awesome! Working so far.

  • Reply Janet June 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Perfect! Thank you!!! Now I can finally wear them!

  • Reply Lizz June 24, 2016 at 6:46 am

    You are a genius! Was about to return them and this saved me! Thank you!!

    • Reply admin June 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Yay! I’m so glad it worked out for you 🙂

  • Reply JJ November 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you so much, awesome post. I recently got a pair and they constantly slip down my nose thought I would never been able to wear them.

  • Reply Ashley February 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    This is such an awesome tip! Worked perfectly. Thank god, thought I had to throw $150 out the window. Thanks!

  • Reply Jonathan June 29, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Good tip. But if it still does not work, you may try using these silicone sleeves, http://betasimplicity.com/frictionsleeve.html. Just need to check that the glasses temple tip is more than 3 mm in width.

  • Reply Susanne July 4, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Thank you so much. That was very quick and easy!

  • Reply Lynsey July 18, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Why didn’t I figure this out 😂 I was loathing my gorgeous sunnies more and more each day!! You’re awesome x

  • Reply Jen August 5, 2017 at 12:13 am

    👏

  • Reply Jevt March 31, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Jacob May 30, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Thank youuu…this is exactly what I was looking for..bought these for my grand pa but they were too large..now they’re perfect.

  • Reply Chad K April 16, 2020 at 7:31 am

    THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS INFO. I have had these glasses for years and have SUFFEREED with them falling down and off my face!!! NO MORE!!! I owe you a drink so if you are ever in Baton Rouge or New Orleans hit me up!

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