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Plastic Frames with Nose Pads

Types of Nose Pads Used in Plastic Frames

Plastic frames with nose pads for eyeglasses are commonly used by a lot of people with an optical number. Take a look at the purpose for these nose pads and their replacements in the following article.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Today, there are many designs and ideas for eyeglasses and their frames. These designs are displayed for the choice and convenience of the user. But every pair of eyeglasses has to have nose pads made of silicone or other plastics, as they are essential part of the frame. Glasses cannot be worn without nose pads, as the edges will irritate the cartilage and bridge of the nose otherwise. The usual nose pads are oval and tiny, only for the sake of convenience and comfort.
Eyeglass Nose Pads
The nose pads are slanted from the inside of the head downward, at a small angle. If you wear permanent glasses, these nose pads could get brown or dirty green in color, due to the facial sweat that accumulates on them. Thus, you have to change and replace them with new ones every 4-5 months. Sometimes, there are inexpensive metals, like nickel, which are used as a support for these nose pads. Since plastic frames are very commonly used as eyeglass frames, we will check some of them with nose pads, which can also be replaced.
  • Black Silicone Nose Pads:
    These are commonly used for plastic frames, as they are available in different colors and can be thick or broad in designs. Therefore, for people who are bored of using oval transparent nose pads, which usually leave a mark on the nose, these broad nose pads are launched. These plastic frames are often broad and wide, so they need to have saddle-bridged black pads, that are also made of silicone but in a different manner. They can be removed and replaced whenever you want to have transparent ones.
  • Transparent Adjustable Nose Pads:
    These are transparent, but are not the tiny oval ones which are usually observed. They are oval at the part where they have to rest, and have a bridge which connects them to each other. You can adjust them very conveniently, as they can be moved and even removed in case they are not comfortable. These can also have a transparent saddle, one which is available in various designs as per your comfort. When you have these adjustable nose pads on your frames, you will surely have no issues of wearing your eyeglasses on a permanent basis.
  • Replacement Nose Pads Glasses:
    There are also a number of plastic frame glasses, which have removable nose pads. They have built-in plastic nose pads, which are made of the same material as the frame itself. But, many times if this hard plastic body is not comfortable for the nose, there are silicone pads that can be adjusted on top of the already existing ones. All you have to do is get the saddled nose pads and with its connecting bracket, insert the tiny screw. If the plastic frame has a slot for the nose pad, you may insert the screw, if not, all you have to do is push them on the borders of the frame. You can do this on your own, or get it done in an eyeglass frame repair store. In this way, you can have all the convenience and comfort you want out of nose pads.
With this brief information about plastic frames with nose pads, I am sure you would consider getting these for yourselves. As there are many designs of these frames, you can choose the one that suits your face shape. These are not only comfortable to use, but also durable and unbreakable for a long time.