Many types of eyewear have adjustable nose pads. This feature can conform to your face, despite the size of your glasses’ nose bridge. While fundamental for corrective lens’ wearers, sometimes your glasses’ nose pads can leave marks.
Why does this happen, and what can you do about it? Let’s dig in.
What makes my glasses’ nose pads leave marks?
Your glasses shouldn’t leave dark marks on your nose or anywhere else on your face. If they do, it’s a sign that your eyewear may not fit, and it might need to be adjusted.
In some cases, your nose pads may be too far up or down on the face, which can make them tight and reduce the amount of air you intake through your nose due to the pressure on your nostrils. Therefore, understanding how your nose pads should fit your face is crucial.
Here are some other reasons why your glasses’ nose pads may leave marks:
- The bridge is incorrect for your face. To ensure your eyewear doesn’t leave red marks on the skin, you may need a wider nose bridge. Fortunately, adjusting the nose pads can make up for the size of the nose bridge. If the eyewear doesn’t have adjustable nose pads, try tightening the temples.
- The eyeglass frames are too bulky. Your glasses may leave dark marks on your nose if your frames are too heavy. Shop around at your nearest For Eyes for lighter eyewear that feels more comfortable on your face to help with the indents on the skin.
- The eyewear is too small. It may be challenging to stop your glasses’ nose pads from digging into your skin if your glasses are too small for your face. Before you rule out the size of your eyewear as an issue, check to make sure your eyes are in the middle of each lens–not off to either side. Then, verify that your frames go just beyond your broadest facial characteristic. If you don’t have the right eye placement in each lens, and the frames aren’t wide enough, a new pair of glasses might be best.
How can I stop my glasses’ nose pads from digging in?
Every glasses’ wearer can benefit from nose pads, but few know how to use them. The key to keeping your glasses’ nose pads from digging into your skin is to adjust the nose pads by moving them away from or closer to your nose until they feel comfortable.
It’s simple to adjust the bridge, too. If your glasses are plastic, add a little heat to the bridge area via a hairdryer, and maneuver the frames with your hands until they’re as loose or tight as needed.
Summary: Why do my glasses leave indents on my nose?
By learning why your glasses’ nose pads leave marks, you can avoid discomfort in your new eyewear. Your nose pads may cause imprints on the nose area if they’re too tight. The following issues can also make your nose pads leave indents:
- Your bridge being too thin
- Your eyewear being too small
- Your frames being too bulky
If your glasses’ nose pads are digging in, you’re not out of solutions. You can adjust the nose pads by moving them away from or near your nose using your fingers. Then, you can try your glasses on to make sure they’re comfortable and no longer feel too tight.
Otherwise, you can swing by your local For Eyes for a complimentary adjustment. Customers and noncustomers alike can receive this service and more for free.
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