Nose Pad Buyers Tip #115:  Some nosepads have a stiff inner core covered by a soft outer shell.  The outer shell cushions the eyeglass wearer's skin from the weight of the eye glass frame. The stiff inner core provides structure to the nose pad shape and provides a solid point of attachment to the nose pad arm mount.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #21:
  A nose piece for glasses made from polycarbonate is very light weight and easy to clean.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #201:
  Push-on replacement nose pads are also commonly called push-in, snap-in, snap-on, press-on, press-in, push-base, and snap-base nose pads. All of these terms are equivalent.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #27: 
Some nosepads have a small metal insert covered by a soft cushioning material.  Silver color and gold color nose pad inserts are the most common; however, due to the small size of the nose pad insert it is generally very difficult for an observer to notice any color at all!  Therefore, when buying nose pads that contain metal inserts, the color of the insert is generally not critical.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #217:
  The nose pad screws that are used in mounting screw-based replacement nose pads and glasses nose pieces to their corresponding nose pad mounting arms are usually incompatible with eyeglass temple arm screws and eyewire screws.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #149: 
Prescription glasses manufacturers optimize their selection of nose pad shapes, sizes, materials, and type of nose pad arm mounts in order to maximize the comfort of the eye glasses wearer as well as to enhance the physical appearance of the eyeglass frame.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #33:
When selecting replacement nose pads, the proper nose pad arm mount type must be selected.  Different nose pad mounting arm systems are not compatible with each other.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #51: 
Most prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription glasses are designed with non-proprietary nose pads.  This enables the wearer to purchase low cost relatively cheap nose pad replacements.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #219: 
Symmetrical nose pads are characterized by the right side of the nose pad along the median of the nose pad being a mirror image of the left side of the nose pad along the same median.  An oval shaped nose pad is one example of a symmetrical nose pad.  Symmetric nose pads are characterized by the left nose pad being identical to the right nose pad.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #112: 
After installing either replacement nose pads, nose pieces, temple tips, temple covers, or temple ends, the pair of glasses or sunglasses should be checked for proper alignment and adjusted if necessary.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #77:
  Some eyeglasses repair shops offer services to change the nose pad mount from one type to another.  For example, a pair of metal prescription glasses may initially include clip-on or clamp-on nose pad mounts which are later changed to push-in or screw-in nose pad mounts.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #216: 
Most metal eyeglasses frames are constructed with some type of removable nose pads; although some metal eyewear frames instead are constructed with a smooth curved piece of metal that matches the contour of the eyeglass wearer's nose and rests over the nose.  Such frames are not too common these days and usually do not have a sheath or covering between the metal and the nasal area of the eyeglass wearer.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #49:
  D-shape nose pads are referred to as asymmetrical nose pads because the shape of a left side "D" shaped nose pad is the mirror image of the shape of a right sided D-shaped nosepad.  A left D-shape nose pad is Not interchangeable with a nose pad installed on the right side of an eyeglass frame.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #199:
  Ray-Ban nose pads is a term that typically refers to the special nose pad mounting type used on Ray-Ban sunglasses and eyeglasses. The Ray-Ban nose pad mount resembles two curved prongs that face each other and have a small gap between them.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #19: 
Opticians often prefer to recommend prescription eyeglass frames that have adjustable nose pads when the eyeglass wearer is prescribed a progressive lens, bifocal lens, or trifocal lens.  Optical frames with nose pads that are adjustable enable the optician, eye doctor, or ophthalmologist to more fully adjust the position of the frame and lens as compared to frames that only have a pre-molded bridge area, such as a saddle bridge or keyhole bridge.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #214:
The useable lifetime of a nose pad is dependent on many factors including the nose pad material, the frequency of cleaning, the cumulative wear time, and the physical care of the nosepads against abrasion and surface impacts.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #231:
  People often speak of nose pad materials as being of a non slip variety; however, any nose pad constructed out of any material can slip down a spectacle wearer's nose regardless if the nose pads are installed on expensive eyeglasses or cheap glasses.   The proper fit and amount of slippage, if any, along the wearer's face is dependant on many factors such as the proper fit and adjustment of the pair of glasses.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #141: 
The Bausch and Lomb(R), B&L(R), Ray Ban(R), or Rayban(R) clip-on or crimp-on type of nose pad is characterized by a relatively small nose pad size of thin dimension.  These nose pads are frequently found on sunglasses, but other types of eyeglasses also use this type of nose pad.  Nose pads of the Rayban(R) type are often fabricated from silicone or PVC materials.  PVC nose pads are most popular in the soft firm PVC material.  The Bausch and Lomb(R) clip-on or crimp-on type of nose pad has two thin clasps that are bent around a mounting post that is secured to the bridge or nasal area of the glasses frame.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #61:
  Strap Bridge eye glass nose pads are one-piece nose pads characterized by a left and right nose pad embedded in each end of a flexible strap. This strap wraps around and conforms to the contours of the nose of the eyeglass wearer.   Nose pads of this strap bridge type are generally available to accommodate either screw-onpush-on, or clip-on  nose pad arm mounts.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #204:
Know your materials and converse like a pro!  Silicone nose pads are often incorrectly referred to as silicon nose pads.  While the two words look very similar, their meaning is quite different.  Silicon is a chemical element; whereas, silicone is a chemical compound composed of various elements.  Nose pads are fabricated in silicone, not silicon.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #17:
Should all nose pads be flexible?  No! When one compares a typical nosepad fabricated in silicone to a typical nose pad fabricated in polycarbonate, it is apparent that the silicone nose pad exhibits a degree of bending and is somewhat flexible in nature.  This contrasts to the nose pad constructed from polycarbonate which is relatively rigid in structure.  It is quite common for rigid nose pads to conform comfortably to the contours of the underling skin without the need for any flexure.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #411:
Adhesive nose pads are commonly referred to as stick on nose pads and are common nose pads for plastic glasses.  A stick on nose pad is simply a soft material such as foam or silicone which has an adhesive backing.    Adhesive nose pads for glasses are applied to the nasal area of a spectacle frame or sunglass frame and provide cushioning from the otherwise hard frame surface.  These nose pads stick on the frame by the use of simply pressure exerted onto the adhesive glasses pad.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #216:
Should eyeglasses nosepads be replaced before they are worn out?  While some eyeglass wearers' replace their nose pads on a regular basis before noticing any degradation, most wearers of eye glasses and sunglasses replace their nose pads when trouble arises.  Such trouble may be pain caused by a worn out or otherwise degraded or damaged nose pad.  Another common reason for replacing a nose pad for glasses is the inability to completely clean a nose pad so that it remains hygienic.


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