Glasses Slipping? Keep Them up With the Proper Fit

One of the most common inquiries we receive is about glasses slipping.

Fit is one of the major concerns that people have when looking for vision correction. One of the most common fit issues we encounter is glasses slipping down customers’ noses.

This can be a very irritating issue to have to deal with because once your frames slide down a little bit, your vision straight ahead of you can be impaired. It can even be dangerous at times; you may not be able to adjust them right away, especially if you’re doing something like driving.

There are many “Life-Hacks” available on the web like putting hair elastics around the ends of the arms, getting ear hooks or using glasses wax, but it’s more about the fit of the frames. The two main aspects of your frame that you should be concerned about are the bridge width and the temple arm length.

Bridge Width: This is the space between both lenses that rests on your nose. Some frames come with adjustable nose pads that make fitting them much easier, but for other styles you’ll have to ensure you have the correct size.

The slippage we talked about above occurs when the bridge is too large. When the bridge on your glasses is too small, you’ll feel them pinching your nose, they may sit too high and you may have red marks on your nose after wearing them.

To find the proper size, you’ll want something that fits comfortably and doesn’t move on your nose when you are moving your head.

The easiest place to start looking at your bridge measurement is on the inside arm of your frames. There will be three numbers in this format “55-18-140”. The middle number is the bridge width of your frames and it can range anywhere from 14-24 and is measured in millimetres. This is a good place to start when finding your frame size, but as you switch between frames this number won’t always remain the same.

Different frame styles have different shapes and fits and each one will affect the bridge width. Come into your local Hakim Optical and we can help advise you on how to fit your frames.

Temple Arm Length: While bridge width is the most important factor when reducing slippage, temple arm length can affect fit as well.

If the temple arm length is too short, the glasses can be pulled higher onto your nose and put pressure on the backs of your ears, which often causes headaches. If the temple arm length is too long, the glasses will often fall forward because there is no support from the frames being hooked onto the backs of your ears.

Once again, the length is identifiable by the digits on the inside of your frames, this time it is the last number of the three. The typical adult ranges are between 135 and 150, and the fit of each length will also depend on the shape and style of the frames.

If you’re able to find a frame that fits both of these specifications then you’ll be putting yourself in a position to remain comfortable in those glasses. We all have an urge to buy frames based on style rather than sizing, but we promise you, you’ll get sick of any frame very quickly if it’s uncomfortable – which it will be with your glasses slipping.

Explore some examples of the frames we may carry for an idea of what might fit your face.

Popular Autumn Frames 

At Hakim Optical, our goal is to help Canadian shoppers find fun, stylish–and even flirty– glasses for every occasion. When Autumn comes around, we’re eager to help our customers find beautiful, functional, and affordable frames to express their own personal style while meeting the timeless essence of the fall. For our 2022 Hakim fall style guide, we want to share a few of our fall frame favourites!


Regardless of your gender, complexion, hair colour, or face shape, these gorgeous BLING frames should be on your go-to fall frames list. Oversized, round, and statement-making screams autumn personality! These gorgeous gold, rounded frames with delicate sparkling arms remind us of the golds and the elegance of autumn. Dress these frames up with a more extravagant outfit for a night on the town, or dress them down with a pair of leggings and boots. Wherever you choose to wear them, you’ll find you’re bringing the beauty of fall into your style.


Bring back the beauty of the autumns of yesteryear with these gorgeous vintage-inspired IVORY frames. These warm-toned, half-gold and half-clear frames aren’t just beautiful and eye-catching, they’re classics! Just like watching a spooky movie or carving pumpkins, these glasses scream “autumn”! We recommend these frames for those who have a vintage aesthetic that they’d like to match, or for those who are ready to set a modern-meets-classic trend. Find your own unique style this fall with these gorgeous IVORY frames or a pair just like them at Hakim Optical!

Fashion and Style Inspiration

Looking for some real-world inspiration on how to style your Hakim Optical frames? Look no further than this section of our 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide! Some of our friends online are showing us how they chose to style their new glasses, and we must say: they look amazing! Find your fall inspiration here!


Here you can see our friend and brand ambassador Kassandra wearing some of our gorgeous simple rounded gold frames. This look paired with a warm sweater and a cup of tea really bring the fall style together. Kassandra’s styling proves that you can make even the most simple and classic frames an autumn statement piece, especially when you choose warm, soft colours that bring the beauty of the season forward.


Our friend and brand ambassador Justin Walls always knows how to show up looking great! Justin is wearing all neutrals with a pair of traditional thin-framed glasses. With dark frames and large lenses, these glasses are not subtle but they don’t take focus away from his face or his style. In this picture, Justin is showing how to dress in a masculine and stylish way that shows us all how the basics will always be timeless, especially in a fashion-forward season like Autumn!

Sunglasses are for all Year Long!

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you should retire the sunglasses! On the contrary, with summer coming to an end, you should invest in a pair of stylish and affordable autumn sunglasses! As harmful UV rays are always present–even through autumn and winter–finding your sunglasses style now is very important. Just ask our friend Kiki (@/KiKiKhosa), who has truly shown the beauty of sunglasses and autumn attire!

Take Advantage of the Newest Fall Sale!

At Hakim Optical, we love a good deal! What’s even better than a good deal, however, is being able to pass on good deals to our loyal Canadian customers. Every season we come up with a way to save our customers money, and with the 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide in full swing now is a great time to remind our customers what we have to offer!

Save when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue Moist Contacts

Contact Lens Sale 

Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses, or a mix of both, Hakim has got you covered with ongoing contact lens sales and promotions! Currently, when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue contact lenses, you will instantly save $50. Plus, take advantage of a mail-in rebate for another $40 back!

Looking for the perfect pair of glasses for the fall?
Find your nearest Hakim Optical Store today! 

Hakim Optical has provided Canadians with quality corrective lenses at a value that can’t be beat for over 55 years. Our knowledgeable staff and optometrists are here to help you find an eyewear solution tailored specifically to you. 

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