Originally Posted by Lafont
I'm kind of a fastidious perfectionist - sometimes obsessive - and I like my
glasses to look straight. It also might bother me if, when I put them down,
either rightside up or upside down, if the earpieces/temples do not touch the
surface. I've been told by opticians no human face is symmetrical so there's no
reason to expect a frame to be perfectly level to be ideal for the individual.
Other opticians seem to go along with the idea the earpieces, when the frame is
on a table or counter, should each touch the surface.
With my current Lunor frames I've had them perfect level, both rightside up and
upside down, when lying on a surface. At the moment, however, they seem to look
fairly straight on my face but, from my perspective, the right temple is higher
than the left - it doesn't touch the surface when I put the frame on a surface
rightside up. However, if the frame is upside down, the temples do indeed touch
my desktop. I went for months not having the frame adjusted but recently I
noticed one side did come out higher than the other, so I had an optician adjust
them, only to find after I walked out the right side is still higher. I had the
frame adjusted three times since by different opticians and, when they finished,
the right side was still higher (though the last time, only, the temples both
touch the surface when the frame is upside down. I also noticed the optician
tested the level with the frame rightsie up but not upside down.
So is that what opticians are instructed to do - check that the frame is level
rightside up (only)? Or only check the frame on the person's face - checking the
proximity with the ears, etc? As usual, my ears typically hurt or itch at least
when I wear the frame a while though, as I've written here, I think some of this
has to do with my ears becoming more sensitive in recent years.