Adjusting nose pieces

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Tony Houghton, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. This is a question about frames rather than lenses, so I hope it's OT.

    I'm having trouble adjusting to a new pair of glasses because they sit
    too high up my face so the bottom of my field of vision is too
    restricted. The standard 18mm bridge is a little too narrow for my nose
    really, but another factor is that the nose pads are positioned low
    relative to the lenses. I asked my optician if that could be changed by
    repositioning the curve in the nose-piece stalks (ie like changing an
    inverted U into an inverted J). I'm not sure if she understood, because
    first she tried to widen the angle of the existing curve. Then I drew a
    diagram and she still seemed a bit vague about what I wanted, but she
    just said it would be impossible.

    Does that sound reasonable? I would have thought this could be done
    without stressing the metal so much it would break, but I'm not 100%
    sure, and I don't think I've got adequate tools to do a good job of it
    myself if it is possible. Have any opticians/technicians here ever
    performed that sort of adjustment?
    Tony Houghton, Jun 30, 2010
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