Nose Pad Buyers Tip #137:  Opticians and eyeglasses dispensers often fit heavy prescription lenses into smaller eyeglass frames that have larger nose pads.  The small eye size frames reduce the weight of the lenses and the larger eyeglasses pad size spreads the weight of the pair of glasses over a larger surface area thus decreasing the weight felt from the pair of eye glasses.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #61:
Most eyewear accessories and replacement parts including coiled temple cable tips, temple arm locks, temple tips, and pads for glasses should be inspected periodically to maintain their operational integrity and hygienic condition.  Damaged or worn parts should be replaced, and dirty or soiled parts should be cleaned or replaced.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #52:
  Manufacturers of eye glasses and sunwear use specific criteria to determine the particular size, shape, material, and mounting type of glasses pads to be used in their eyewear products.   Such criteria includes both aesthetic and mechanical considerations.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #113:
  The type of cable temple cover that fits around the surface of an eyeglass cable temple typically is not included with a newly purchased pair of glasses, but instead is sold as an after-market product.  Soft cable temple covers such as those fabricated in soft silicone often alleviate irritation when caused by the constant rubbing and pressure exerted by a cable temple on the ear area.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #122:
  Eyeglass silicone temple locks, also known as temple arm locks, or simply temple locks, often aid the optical glasses wearer in having a more secure fit than that provided by standard acetate or silicone temple tips or temple covers, as the temple lock is positioned behind each ear instead of over the ear.   A silicone temple lock is slid onto and past the end of each eyeglass temple arm by means of a hole located towards the top of each temple lock.

The intended function of the temple lock is similar to that of the silicone cable extension temple ends. One main difference between the spectacle temple lock and cable temple extension ends is that the temple arm locks may be removed at any time by the eyeglass wearer by simply sliding them off. 

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #191:
Specialty eyeglasses pads such as Air Active nose pads and BioFeel nose pads are often much thicker than nose pads constructed from standard nose pad materials such as PVC or silicone.  As such, care must be taken to ensure that Air Active nose pad types will have sufficient clearance in the eyeglass frame bridge area so that they may be properly adjusted.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #37:
  An advantage of removable silicone temple lock eyeglass accessories is that one pair of temple locks  may be used on many different pairs of glasses.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #195:
  When determining how to fix eyeglasses by replacing nose pads, the first step is to find the proper replacement nose pads!  Make sure the the replacement eyeglasses pads have the correct size, shape, mounting mechanism, and material. 

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #25:
  Adjustable nose pads are nose pads whose position and orientation can be changed.  A glasses nose pad ability to be adjusted partly depends on the type of nose pad mount that the nose pad or glasses nose piece is attached to.

Nose pads mounted to slide-on, push-on, or screw-on  nose pad mounting arms usually can be adjusted by altering the orientation of the wire-like mounting arm stem; although,  some nose pad stems do not provide any leeway for movement.  Some other nose pad mounts such as for snappy nose pads for plastic frames do not provide any ability for nose pad adjustment. 

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #133: 
Eyecare products such as nose pad repair kits may also include nose pad screws.  Keep in mind that there is no universal screw for nose pads.  While some nose pad screws are compatible with many eyeglass frames, many glasses manufacturers use non-standard screws.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #241:
The two most popular eye care eyeglass accessories are replacement nose pads and temple covers.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #429:
Eyeglass nose pads adhesive are generally used as nose pads for plastic glasses.  The use of adhesive nose pads for plastic frames has been employed for many decades, although today silicone adhesive nose pads are commonplace in addition to foam based nose pads for plastic glasses which have been available for a longer period of time.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #91:
  A nose pad that has a large surface area in the region that interacts with the skin of the eyeglass wearer will provide a greater weight distribution of the eyeglasses frame than a nose pad with a smaller surface area.  A greater surface area results in a lighter feeling eye glass frame.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #237:
Even with the best of care and cleaning, nose pads sometimes deteriorate due to sunlight exposure, natural oils from the skin, as well as mechanical wearing out due to movement of the nose pad protruding back side flange against the nose pad arm mount. This is the reason that most manufacturers and fabricators of eyewear have designed the eyewear bridge to support replaceable spare nosepads parts.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #17:
  Stick-on nose pads are often used to cushion the eyeglass frame surface in the area where it makes contact with the eyeglass wearer's nasal area.  These self adhesive nose pads are typically used on plastic frames which do not use screw-on or push-on types of nose pads.  This  excellent adhesive nose pads guide and resource describes the many options and benefits of adhesive nose pads.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #213:
Ray-Ban Nose Pads type are most popular in soft silicone and firm PVC materials.  The preference of material type is often a personal preference based on the comfort of the nose pad on the nasal area of the eyeglass or sunglasses wearer.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #21:
Glasses slide down nose sometimes to a lesser extent by the use of silicone adhesive nose pads.  So called no slip nose pads do not always prevent slippage of a nose pad down the eyeglass wearer's nose, but they may lessen the degree or rate that a nose pad may slide down the sunglass or eye glass wearer's nose.

Nose Pad Buyers Tip #227:
Some saddle bridge nose pads are made of materials that enable a small amount of bending of the bridge sides to allow either inward or outward bending.  This adjustment capability enables the saddle bridge to more closely match the contours of the eyeglass wearer's nasal area.



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