Nose Pad Buyers Tip #37: When replacing a damaged or worn out eyewear temple cover, always replace both the left eyeglass temple tip and the right temple tip, temple end, or temple cover at the same time.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #257:
A nose piece for glasses may have a rigid inner structure which is covered by a softer outer shell.   Sometimes cheap nose pads and discount nose pads are not fabricated properly whereby the soft outer covering easily separates from the inner core.  This separation enables perspiration, water, and eyeglass lens cleaners to leak inside the nose pad causing a non-hygienic condition and early deterioration of the nosepad.  Whether you are purchasing a cheap nose pad replacement or expensive nose piece replacement, always purchase nose pads from a reliable nose pad vendor.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #137:
The push-on style of nose pad is characterized by a protruding appendage on the back side of the nose pad which has a jagged edge along both of its sides.  This jagged edged projection is inserted into the mating end of the nose pad mount which itself is permanently attached to the eyeglasses frame.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #277:
  There are many synonymous optical terms that describe the push-on type of nose pad.  Other common terms are snap-on, snap-in, push base, and push-in. As you can see, optical terms for eyeglass replacement repair parts are often brief and accurately descriptive.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #197:
  Slide-on eye glasses nose pads are characterized by a protrusion exiting from the back of the nose pad.  This protrusion resembles the letter "T" whereby the vertical portion of the letter is attached to the back of the nose pad.  The "T" shaped structure slides into the receiving end of the nose pad mount which itself resembles a hairpin.  The hairpin structure grasps and holds the slide-in nose pad in place.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #200:
  The terms slide-in and slide-on both refer to the same type of nose pad whereby the nose pad slides onto a wire-like nose pad mounting structure without the need for any additional components such as optical screws.  Slide-on nose pads are typically seen on lightweight eyeglasses such as designer prescription sunglasses, designer rimless glasses, small eye-sized rimless frames, and children's eyeglasses.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #60:
  Eyeglass frames of all varieties including those of cheap glasses as well as expensive designer eyeglass styles often have numbers imprinted on the inside of a temple arm and/or near the bridge area. These numbers may represent the bridge size of the frame, the width of the eyeglass lenses, as well as the length of the temple arm; however, these numbers do Not indicate the length of a replacement temple arm cover or temple tip.  Even if one of these numbers indicates the length of a temple arm, the length of a replacement temple end tip is usually shorter than the length of the temple arm itself.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #186:
  To maintain performance, extend the life, and keep nose pads hygienic, nose-pads should be cleaned at least once per week.  Cleaning with a mild soap and rinsing off all residue with tap water will help keep your nose pads clean and fresh.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #294:
  Each nose pad material has its advantages and disadvantages.  Although nose pads manufactured from soft materials such as silicone are popular because of their cushiony feel, they are more susceptible to tearing and certain types of surface abrasions than nose pads fabricated from harder materials such as acetate, plastic, and polycarbonate.  Always treat all nose pads with care to help extend their lifetime and ensure a comfortable fit.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #37:
  When replacing a damaged or worn out eyewear temple cover, always replace both the left eyeglass temple cover or temple tip as well as the right temple tip at the same time.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #139:
When going on vacation or traveling, if you don't have a backup pair of glasses or sunglasses, it's a good idea to bring along a spare pair of nose pads, extra nose pad screws, and a small jewelers or optical repair screwdriver in case nose pads are lost or damaged.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #171:
  Diamond shaped nose pads are an example of a symmetrical nose pad.  Nose pads of the diamond shape variety are a relatively new entrant to the nose pad marketplace and are only found on a limited number of "trendy" designer types of sun-glasses and eye-glass frames.  The term diamond really doesn't represent these nose pads true shape.  They appear more like one triangle sitting on top of another, where the widest point on the nose pad is where the two triangle shapes meet.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #57:
When repairing spectacles, sunglasses, and eyeglasses, opticians usually work over an enclosed surface that will retain any fallen screws or nose pads.  Such a work area reduces the chance of loosing hard to replace optical repair parts.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #45:
When buying nose pad replacements, always check to make sure that you specify the correct mounting method used.  The three main mounting methods are slide-on, screw-on, and push-on.  Each method is distinct and incompatible from each other, although the nose pads may look identical to each other from the front!


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #71: 
Eyeglass repair shops and stores generally prefer to stock glasses nose pieces and nose pads that have a symmetrical shape versus their asymmetric counterpart since inventory levels of a symmetric nose pad style can be half of that required for asymmetrical nose pads.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #265:
  Optical dispensers, opticians, and eyeglass repair shops generally replace both nose pads at the same time even though one nose pad may be less worn out than the other.  This procedure often prevents discomfort due to uneven pressure being applied to an eyeglass wearer's nose due to possible slight dimension differences in each nose pad.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #111:
Nose pads fabricated in silicone are popular since their surface is soft to the touch.  Silicone nose pads are available in most shapes, sizes, and nose pad mounting styles.  Metal frame nose pads as well as plastic frame nose pads are very common and popular today.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #281:
Unifit bridge strap nose pads and softwing replacement nose pads are similar in contour to the molded saddle bridge contours found on many zyl, acetate, and plastic eye glasses frames.  The main differences are that the nose pads of the unifit or softwing type are replaceable when they become worn out or damaged, and that the replacement soft-wing or uni-fit type of nosepad may be obtained in various materials such as soft silicone.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #51: 
Although the mounting hole size on various screw-in or screw-on type nose pads are similar, the required nose pad screw types may be different.  The screw type must mate or match the receptacle mating washer end of the nose pad mounting arm on the eyeglass frame.


Nose Pad Buyers Tip #114:
As oval nose pads are a type of symmetrical nose pad, a left oval nose pad may be freely interchanged with a right oval nose pad.  This interchangeability, of course, is not possible with asymmetric nose pads such as the popular "D" shaped nose pad.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #401:
Stick on nose pads for plastic frames and adhesive silicone nose pads for glasses and sunglasses enable an eyeglass frame wearer to cushion their eyewear on the nasal area even though the glasses frames do not have nose pad mounting arms.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #127:
  When ordering eyeglasses care nose pad replacement screws, the length of the replacement screws are just as important as the other screw parameters.  Just as most other eye glasses replacement parts are measured in millimeters (mm), so are screw dimensions.




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