I bought my first-ever pair of prescription sunglasses last Fall – totally awesome decision, should have done it years earlier. I have a few pairs of regular sunglasses but I never wear them because 1) while my eyes aren’t a terribly high prescription, imperfect vision is annoying enough that deferring to my ordinary glasses is the favorable alternative and 2) I need to drive with glasses, so the regular glasses are the optimal eyewear option in the car.
My prescription sunglasses were from Warby Parker – at $100, highly recommended for any of you fellow glasses-wearers – but even though I spent a month processing back-to-back-to-back-to-back at-home trial orders to find frames that looked and felt good on my face, the final pair I received (Griffin, measuring 53-19-140) still felt like the wrong fit. While they looked fine width-wise in how they align with my temples, the arms hyper-extended a little bit, allowing them a tendency to fall off my face when I looked downward (awkward), or slide down my nose constantly because they were floppy around my ears (nerd). Thank goodness for a little hack.
Sugru is a moldable glue product that that’s a little bit like Play-doh, but dries like rubber and adheres to basically anything. I’ve been a (personal, unsponsored) fan of Sugru for a long time and have written about it a lot, but that’s because it works wonders. Now, in addition to Lowe’s, the product is rolling out into Target stores across the country for which I’m super excited (go, Jane!). We’ve been ordering it from the UK since its inception, and this was the first time that I actually went into a store and picked up a pack (3 colors for ~$12, FYI).
The goal here was to create tiny, tiny micro-wedges that would prevent the arms from splaying open as wide as they naturally wanted to.
I’ve never had a hack that required so little product – literally, the teeniest pinch did the trick. I rolled it around in my fingers to smooth it out, and then mashed it on the end of the arm.
I had a pretty good idea of how the arms of the glasses would need to fit around my head, so I opened them to the correct angle, and allowed the excess Sugru to squish out.
I cleared away the small amount that bubbled out, and allowed the product to air-dry overnight.
Bam. A perfect fit to my head – comfortable, secure, and resistant to opening wider than the Sugru permits. A must try!