A good nose pad can make a big difference in how comfortable your glasses are to wear. However, like all eyeglass and sunglasses parts, it can wear out over time. If your nose pads are loosened or have fallen off, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. If you don’t have the right replacement nose pads, your glasses will be uncomfortable and can even cause damage to your skin. Fortunately, it’s easy to find the right ray ban nose pads for your frame and replace them in a few simple steps.
Nose pads are available in a variety of materials and shapes including rubber, plastic, ceramic, or metal. Regardless of the material, the best nose pads for glasses are generally made from a soft, flexible material like silicone or PVC that will fit comfortably against your nose. These nose pads are often available at drugstores, optical shops, and ophthalmologist offices.
If your sunglasses have screw-in nose pads, it will be necessary to use a small screwdriver to unscrew the old nose pads. Once the old nose pads are removed, simply insert the new nose pads by pushing the nose pad tab through the nose stem receiver. Line up the hole in the receiver as best you can, and then re-tighten the screw. Push-In nose pads are installed the same way as screw-in pads but are much easier. Simply firmly pull on the nose pads to remove them, then firmly push on the new nose pads into place.
Clip-On or Crimp-On nose pads are secured by two pronged metal clasps which wrap around the nose pad stem on your frames. These are typically found on older frames but can still be used with some modern styles. To determine if you have this type of nose pad, inspect the original nose pads on your glasses and look for two pronged metal clasps on each side of the frame near the nose.
Rubber Moulded nose pads are similar to push-in nose pads but have a receiver on the nose pad stem which the pad clips into. These pads are usually a little more difficult to install as they must be matched to the frame exactly and can be a bit tricky to source for some models.
For those with a softer, more durable nose pad, it is possible to use a product called Sugru which is a self-hardening putty that can be moulded into shape before it sets. It’s a great alternative to using Play Dough to mould the nose pads into place and it will secure itself to your frame after 24 hours and provides a long lasting, non-smearing, comfortable and lightweight nose pad. This product is widely used by repair technicians at Sunglass Fix and can be found in most good opticians and drugstores that carry Ray Ban products. Alternatively, you can also purchase Ray-ban replacement nose pads directly from Luxottica. These can be ordered online from their official website. ray ban nose pad replacement