How to Install Nose Pads on Plastic Glasses

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Whether your glasses are plastic or metal they will have the same type of nose pads. After much use, these pads can wear down or break off, but if you have the appropriate pad for your glasses and the right tools, you can install new nose pads in just a few minutes. The two most commonly used nose pads on plastic glasses are the screw-on type or those that push on or snap in.

Things You'll Need

  • Glasses cleaner
  • Dry cloth
  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement nose pads
  • Nose pad screws
  • Pliers

Screw-on Nose Pads

  • Clean your glasses and the nose pad areas thoroughly with your glasses cleaner and a dry cloth. Remove any dirt or grime from around the nose pads.

  • Set one of the nose pads in place on your glasses. Make sure the holes on either side of the nose pad line up with the holes on the guard arm or bracket that holds the nose pad in place.

  • Insert the nose pad screw through one of the guard arm or bracket holes, through the hole in the nose pad and through the opposite guard arm or bracket hole.

  • Tighten the screw in place with your screwdriver.

  • Repeat Steps 2 through 4 on the other nose pad.

Push-on or Snap-in Nose Pads

  • Clean your glasses and the nose pad areas thoroughly with your glasses cleaner and a dry cloth. Remove any dirt or grime from around the nose pads.

  • Slip the nose pad mounting attachment -- located on the back -- down and into the box on the nose pad bracket of the plastic glasses. Push the attachment down until it clicks or until you cannot easily slip it back out of the bracket.

  • Squeeze the sides of the nose pad bracket together with your pliers to ensure the nose pad stays securely attached.

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