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.

2 thoughts on “Eyeglass Nose Pad Adjustment

  1. Insert meme of “can’t have qc escapes if you do no qc…”

    1. Aye! Not testing the outcome means never having to say you’re doing it wrong.

      Something like that, anyhow. Applies to public health, too! [heavy sigh]

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