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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Eye glasses make a sore on the bridge of my nose that has been there for years and won't get well. What can I do?

Eye glasses make a sore on the bridge of my nose that has been there for years and won't get well. What can I do?

Evaluation needed: Glasses should fit comfortably although some with nose pieces may impress a sort of trench on the site of contact. But the area should not be swollen, crusty or painful. First check with the optician who made the glasses and see if the fit is way off. Then check with your ophthalmologist so the lesion can be diagnosed as that is an area where skin cancer can occur. ...Read more

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The nose piece on my eye glasses made a sore on the bridge of my nose that has been there for years, and won't get well. What do I need to do?

The nose piece on my eye glasses made a sore on the bridge of my nose that has been there for years, and won't get well. What do I need to do?

See your physician: Any time you have a sore or lesion that is not healing quickly as expected you should see your physician to have it evaluated. It is important to make sure it's not infected or something dangerous like a skin cancer. Your overall health and nutrition status will also affect your wound healing. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the pain on my nose from getting hit while wearing glasses?

How do I get rid of the pain on my nose from getting hit while wearing glasses?

Patience: You probably have a bruise on the bridge of the nose. Assuming that the vision is fine, there are no cuts or anything which might endanger the eye, and the nose is not fractured, then you just have to wait it out. Ice for a couple of days and then it will get better. A modest pain reliever might help like tylenol (acetaminophen) (not Aspirin as it can stimulate bleeding.). ...Read more

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I have dark marks on my face that I just can't get rid of. They are mostly near both sides of my nose due to wearing glasses. What can I do?

I have dark marks on my face that I just can't get rid of. They are mostly near both sides of my nose due to wearing glasses. What can I do?

Ecchymosis: If the marks are in fact due to constant pressure from the glasses, you will need to consider changing your glasses, using contacts or giving your skin as much rest as possible and changing the rest position of the glasses often. You can also try applying Arnica lotion you can get from health store (GNC, Whole foods, etc.) since it may be due to ecchymosis rather than PIH. ...Read more

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I have a very sore bump on the side of my nose. Does not appear to have any exudate, just raised and very touchy. Right where glasses sit .

I have a very sore bump on the side of my nose.  Does not appear to have any exudate, just raised and very touchy.  Right where glasses sit .

Painful papule: Try using benzoyl peroxide acne products on it or antibiotic ointment after washing throroughtly. If this doesn't help and you have a history of significant sun exposure, please visit your primary care physician or dermatologist. I do not have information about your current age, which helps with differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you change shape of nose by occas. pinching or wearing glasses at tip of nose? Did it a few times & now my nose looks thinner & bridge bone wider.

Can you change shape of nose by occas. pinching or wearing glasses at tip of nose? Did it a few times & now my nose looks thinner & bridge bone wider.

Glasses and noses: Wearing glasses can compress the skin on the nose. By pushing out the water in the skin, the area under the glasses pads with thin. The constant pressure can can skin atrophy and change the shape of the bone or cartilage. Some noses will have significant changes, some will not be affected. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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