Are you a regular frame glasses wearer? If yes, then you must have experienced struggles with nose pads. Nose pads support and balance the weight of prescription glasses on your nose. As a result, with daily use and prolonged wear, the nose pads on the glasses can become loose, uncomfortable, and eventually wear out and even change color! There is nothing worse than no nose pads. The metal frame can scratch your skin, or these missing pieces can make your glasses ill-fitting. Nose pads will need to be repaired or replaced over time.
If you've experienced this nose pad drop, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But that's okay, now, are you ready for the good news? You don't have to go out and buy a brand new pair to fix them. A simple nose pad replacement can work its magic. You can give your glasses a new look. Let's explore everything you need to know about glasses and nose pads.
Choose the right nose pad shape
You can buy nose pads in a variety of places: online, in local markets, and in eyeglass repair shops. Because fit is very important for your glasses, you need to find a nose pad that matches your other in shape and size. If the nose pads are not properly selected, they can dislocate your frame and cause pain or discomfort.
How to Change the Nose Pads on Screw-In Glasses
The most common type of nose pad is screw-in. While installation may require patience, it's not difficult. You only need to replace the nose pads, screws, and screwdriver. It's best to have the original screws, but if they're missing, you can buy an eyeglass repair kit. These kits contain small screws and screwdrivers in various sizes.
When you're ready, follow these simple steps:
Place the nose pads on the brackets on the glasses and align them with the screw holes.
Use a magnet to place the screws in the screw holes.
Use horizontal movement to remove the magnet.
When tightening the screws with the screwdriver, hold the glasses so that the screw heads are facing up.
How to Replace Push-On or Adhesive Nose Pads
Both push-on and adhesive nose pads are easy to install and require no additional hardware. For push-on nose pads, just use your fingers to push off the old nose pads and snap on the new nose pads.
Adhesive nose pads are often used for glasses without nose pads. They are perfect if you need extra comfort. To use them, peel off the paper backing to expose the sticky side of the nose pads. Then apply it to the part of the frame that touches the nose.
If your nose pads don't fit, it might be time for a new pair of glasses. Even if you like old frames, you can always have a variety of glasses so your favorites don't wear out quickly.
At ANRRI, we sell stylish and reliable eyewear at reasonable prices. But that doesn't mean we don't value quality. We back every pair of glasses we sell with a lifetime quality guarantee to ensure customer satisfaction. If you're ready for a fresh look, peruse our catalog for an incredible selection of stylish eyewear.