How to Stop Your Eyeglasses From Sliding Down Your Nose

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Josh Wilkerson

The best way to ensure that your eyeglasses don’t slip down is to purchase eyeglasses that fit your face.

If your eyeglasses seem to sit on your cheeks or slide down your nose, you might be a great candidate for low bridge fit eyeglasses.

What is a low bridge fit?

Low bridge fit eyeglasses differ from standard eyeglasses because they have extended nose pads that raise the frames and help stop them from slipping. This lift also gives the eyeglasses’ arms a better angle to loop around your ears, resulting in a more secure fit. Low bridge eyeglasses are designed for faces with a low nose bridge, broad faces, and high cheekbones.

What is a nose bridge?

A nose bridge is the bony part of your nose directly above the cartilage. In some, this facial structure is shorter or less prominent causing eyeglasses to rest much lower on the nose.  

Classic Specs’ low bridge fit eyeglasses also sweep out at the temples and back toward your head at the ears for a closer fit. Unsure if low bridge eyeglasses are right for you? Check out Classic Specs Fit Finder tool to find your perfect fit.

If you’re not ready to purchase new eyeglasses, there are several ways to stop your eyeglasses from slipping down your nose:

  1. The natural oils on your face, moisturizers, and makeup may cause your eyeglasses to slip down. Look for oil-free products, try blotting papers, or clean your face throughout the day to help keep your eyeglasses on your face.
  2. For a temporary fix, use rubber bands or elastic hair ties and wrap them around your eyeglass arms at a comfortable point near your ears. This extra grippy material will help your eyeglasses stay put, but they may prove too bulky.
  3. You can find all sorts of products, such as eyeglass ear cushions, eyeglass ear grips, antislip silicone nose pieces, and more. For an active lifestyle or children, the most comfortable and dependable solution may be an eyeglasses strap.

The best solution to stopping eyeglasses from sliding down your nose is to purchase a pair that fits you well. Check out Classic Specs full collection to find your perfect pair.