In this era of electronics, prescription glasses are becoming increasingly common. However, this also brings a new concern: the potential damage and the need for the replacement of nose pads. As nose pads are a vital component of eyewear in terms of weight and comfort, this article will guide how to replace them.
Step by step, here's what you need to do:
Finding the right nose pads: Before ordering new nose pads, you need to determine the type, shape, and material of the bridge you require. There are typically three types of nasal brackets: push-in, screw-in, and adhesive. As push-in and adhesive nasal brackets are typically easy to fit, this guide will focus on screw-in nasal brackets.
Various types of nasal brackets are available, including teardrop, round, oval, and D-shaped. While it is possible to select new nose pads based on personal preference, we strongly recommend purchasing nose pads in the same shape and size as the old ones.
It is also worth noting that nasal brackets come in a variety of materials, such as silicone, glass, rubber, ceramic, and plastic. Silicone is the most skin-friendly material and should be your first choice if you are still deciding which material to use.
Removing the old nose pads
Prepare your toolbox, we will need a flat-head screwdriver, some spare small screws, a small clean cloth, and your new nose piece.
Before proceeding, take a moment to observe the position of the screws on the nose piece.
Gently hold the glasses with one hand, ensuring that the nose piece is facing you.
Using a screwdriver, carefully remove the screws from the nose pads. Move slowly during this process to avoid damaging or deforming the screws.
Check the removed screw for any damage. If the old screw is damaged, select a spare screw and keep it nearby.
Once the screws have been removed, the old nose piece can be easily detached.
Cleaning the frame
Use a rag to gently wipe away any grease and dust that has accumulated under the nose pads. If you have enough time, it is also fun to give the whole frame a clean.
Attaching the new nose pads
- Carefully attach the new nose piece to the frame, keeping the nose piece and the screw holes aligned.
- Take the screw you have just placed in your hand and place it into the screw hole. If you are in doubt whether you have placed them correctly, you can borrow an object such as a magnifying glass to check.
- Finally, use a screwdriver to slowly tighten the screw.
Test the fit
Once you have finished fitting the glasses, try them on for a while. If you feel uncomfortable with the nose pads, you can reposition and reorient them.
Tips for Replacing Nose Pads
Before using a screwdriver and screws, ensure that they are the correct size for each other, preferably with a flat-head screwdriver.
- Consider the material:
Regardless of the shape or type of nose brace you choose, we recommend using silicone material to improve your comfort.
- Choose the right size:
The correct size includes not only the size of the nasal bridge but also the size of the screws that secure it in place. If you are unsure of the size of the nose pads, measure the longest part to obtain the correct figure.
- Replace both nose pads:
Even if only one side of the nose pad is broken, it is best to replace both nose pads at the same time. If different types of nose pads are used on each side, there may be a difference in distance from the lens to the eye, resulting in blurred vision.
If you have further questions about replacing your nasal brace, please feel free to contact our VIP customer service WeChat account: NextPair2020 for a detailed consultation.