nose irritation

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by ken, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. ken

    ken Guest

    The nose pieces on an old pair of glasses have casued an irritation on
    my nose; I had the nose pieces replaced but the sore area is still

    Does anyone have advice on what to put on the sore area to prevent the
    soreness and to promote healing?

    ken, Jul 28, 2005
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  2. ken

    Dr Judy Guest

    If the glasses are adjusted properly, it is likely that the nose pieces are
    not causing the sore area but that the sore area is a small skin cancer and
    the nose pieces just happen to be sitting on it. I have found quite a
    number of skin cancers on the sides of patient noses.

    See your family doctor for referral to a dermatologist for biopsy.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Jul 28, 2005
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  3. Get larger pads put on. That will distribute the weight over a larger
    area. Small nose pads are the pits, and cause them.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 28, 2005
  4. ken

    BD Guest

    This brings up something I was wanting to ask, but kept forgetting.

    I used to have a pair of heavy glasses which had a single, arched nose
    pad. For me, this worked very well in distributing the weight.

    For glasses that have 'normal' pads, are there not some kind of rubber
    arches which will let you slip one end over each of your current nose
    pads, and (provided you ease your pads apart a little to compensate for
    the added material) give a similar effect? I was sure I had seen them
    in the past, but can't recall where.

    I'd love to get my hands on such contraptions...


    BD, Jul 29, 2005
  5. You might be able to find something out there like that, but the best
    thing IMO is large silicone pad (19 mm is the largest I carry). Those
    babies distribute the weight VERY well and are non-skid, at least while
    reasonable new.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 29, 2005
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