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Fitting Google Glass to Your Face

As with any pair of glasses, you may have trouble wearing Google Glass at first. You may also find damage associated with normal wear and tear. Here are some ideas for solving various problems related to putting Glass on your head.

Finding the Goldilocks fit

If you wear eyeglasses, chances are that you’ll have a good idea how to fit Glass on your head comfortably because you’re used to adjusting your eyeglasses. But if you can’t get the right fit no matter what you try, or if you’re not used to wearing glasses, consider trying one or more of the following solutions:

  • If you’re picking up your Glass at a Google Base Camp in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, find out whether you can get fitted there after you purchase the device online. Also check to see whether you can get refitted at that Base Camp later, if necessary.

  • Visit the Google Glass Help site or call a Glass Guide for live help.

  • Consider getting a new frame for your Glass that may provide a more comfortable fit.

Getting accustomed to your Glass

Your eyes and your brain aren’t used to having a screen right in front of them, so you may experience pain in your head — not only from an ill-positioned Glass, but also from eyestrain as you try to get used to the Glass experience.

Using Glass is like exercising. When you start an exercise program to get fit, you don’t run a marathon right away. Likewise, you don’t use Glass for hours at a time right away. Instead, use your Glass for short periods at first, adding a few minutes each day. Any time you feel uncomfortable, take Glass off, and wear it again when you feel like it.

Fixing a crack in the frame

Glass is a pretty sturdy device, but like any pair of glasses, it’s subject to wear and tear over time. One common signal of wear is a crack in the frame, especially near joints such as those between the frame and nose pads.

When you find a crack in the frame, here are some solutions you can try:

  • Visit the Glass Community to find out what solutions other users have employed. You may also want to take a picture of the crack with your smartphone and post it on the site to see whether any users and/or Glass Guides can provide suggestions.

  • Contact a Glass Guide by phone or e-mail to get some ideas. The Guide may want to start a Google Hangout on your computer or smartphone so he or she can see exactly what the problem is and offer solutions.

  • If all else fails, the Guide may arrange to have Google ship you a replacement frame.