Who needs nose pad arms added to plastic glasses frames?
It is not just people of Asian heritage who will benefit from having their plastic glasses converted to having pad arms. Anyone with a lower nose bridge or more prominent cheekbones will benefit.
If you are a varifocal wearer, you may find that when your plastic glasses slip down your nose it can affect your vision. This is because the optical centre of the lens is shifting away from being in line with your pupil when they slip. Varifocal wearers would also benefit from having adjustable nose pads fitted to a plastic frame.
What are the reasons for having nose pad arms installed on a plastic frame?
The main issue is that the majority of glasses and sunglasses are not designed for the bone structure of people with Asian heritage, or for people with lower nose bridges.
This means that glasses frames can sit too close to the eyes, causing eyelashes to touch the lenses, and the glasses frame can sit too low, causing the bottom rims to rest against the cheeks.
How we do it
We mark the height of your existing plastic nose pad area as a reference for the new pad arm location.
We then grind away the raised pad arm area and polish to make a smooth flat surface to mount the new pad arms.
We mark the position of the new pad arm fixing points, drill and then push the pad arms into position.
Before & After
The adjustable pad arms are fitted and we fit either 13mm or 15mm teardrop pads (depending on the size of the frame). Alternative pad shapes (as shown in image) are available by request.
Buy pad arms for plastic glasses (asian fit)
To order, you can either click the Buy Now button to add straight to your basket, or you can go to our Custom Repair Package, where you can add the ‘Nose pad arm conversion for plastic frames‘ option along with other items should you require any other repair work carried out on your frame at the same time.
If you would like to talk to us about your requirements, please get in touch.
How to send your glasses to us
Please include a copy of your order with your glasses.
If you do not have a printer, please include a note with your name, address, email address and telephone number.
Securely pack your frame, preferably in a hard case.
A small box (45cm x 35cm x 16cm / 1KG) will cost the same to post as a jiffy packet, so it is best to use a box if you have one.
Take your parcel to the Post Office.
You will be required to purchase postage at the Post Office.
We recommend sending your glasses via a Sign For or Special Delivery service.
Sit back and wait for your new, repaired or reglazed glasses to be delivered.
Simplespex Ltd, Maidstone Road, Nettlestead
You must send your glasses via Royal Mail.