Eyeglass Nose Pad Adjustment

A new set of glasses arrived from Zenni with one of the nose pads totally misaligned:

Zenni glasses nosepad - as received
Zenni glasses nosepad – as received

Definitely a QC escape.

Start by removing the tiny screw and the nose pad:

Zenni glasses nosepad - socket
Zenni glasses nosepad – socket

Apply a metal bending pliers (with the concave jaw around bottom of the socket), twist until it lines up properly, then reinstall the pad:

Zenni glasses nosepad - aligned
Zenni glasses nosepad – aligned

No big deal if you happen to have the pliers. Bonus: apply Parafilm to prevent scratching the lenses, OK?

For what it’s worth, the latest set of four spectacles with high-index (not polycarbonate) progressive lenses in metal frames cost a bit over $200 delivered. The last time around, two specs cost a bit more than half that.

I’m satisfied with Zenni and EyeBuyDirect (although Luxottica borged EBD and they now push spendy “brand name” frames), but you must be ready / willing / able to apply final tweakage to whatever arrives.

On the other paw, I’ve been repairing Mary’s collection of full-frontal retail glasses for quite a while, because she’s frustrated with making multiple trips to have The Nice Man repeatedly apply final tweakage.