Changing out nose pads is an important part of eyeglass and sunglasses maintenance. Replacing worn out and uncomfortable nose pads with new ones will help to keep your glasses feeling fresh and comfortable throughout their life span.
Silicone nose pads are a popular choice for many glasses wearers due to their comfort level and ease of use. These nose pads mount into a recessed indentation found on most eyeglass frames and are a simple solution to keeping your glasses comfortable. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes including the d-shape, oval, mushroom, bullet, uni-fit, soft-wing and saddle bridge nose pads. They are available in a crystal clear or transparent formulation and may also be frosted or colored. They are often sold in a flat sheet which contains removable adhesive backed nose pad strips that can be easily mounted to eyeglasses or sunglasses by the user simply by peeling them off of their waxed retaining sheet and pressing them onto the frame where needed.
The d-shape nose pad is a common type of silicone nose pad that can be found on most frames. It is shaped like the letter “d” and mounts into a recessed indentation on the bridge area of eyeglasses. They are often used as a replacement for existing metal nose pads on glasses frames or to fill in a gap that is found where no nose pad is present on a particular style of glasses frame. Silicone nose pads come in a wide range of colors and shapes and are a great alternative to traditional metal or acetate ray ban replacement nose pads
Another popular type of silicone nose pad is the crescent shaped pad. These nose pads are a bit longer than the other types of silicone nose pads and mount into a recessed indentation on a bridge area of the glasses frame. They are also available in a wide range of colors and are easy to install by a user who simply presses them on the bridge area of their glasses.
A third type of silicone nose pad is the curved saddle style. These nose pads are similar to the d-shape pad in that they mount into a recessed indentation but they are curved rather than straight. They are available in a number of different shapes and colors and are often used on sunglasses frames to help the glasses sit properly and comfortably on a user’s nose.
For those who prefer a more modern look, Ray-Ban has a series of stylish frames that offer an in-between solution to the rectangular and round styles that are favored by the brand. The Julie is a nice example of this, with a frame that toes the line between rectangular and square with oversized rectangular lenses mounted in a metal frame. The Inverness is another style that offers this in-between option for those who are unsure whether they want a full metal or all acetate frame.
For those who prefer a rounded frame, Ray-Ban offers the State Side style in a few different color options. These frames offer a retro vibe that is reminiscent of the 1970s with their oversized lenses mounted to a metal frame.