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How can I stop getting a sore nose when wearing glasses?

How can I stop getting a sore nose when wearing glasses?

Check fit: It is very important to check the fit of frames at the bridge for eyeglass comfort. Sometimes silicone nosepads can be used or a saddle bridge to distribute the weight. Looking into thinner plastic lenses and lightweight titanium frames can help as well. Please see your optician. ...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

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What to do if I have very flat and narrow nose bridge and when wearing glasses, they slip down my nose/away from my eyes?

What to do if I have very flat and narrow nose bridge and when wearing glasses, they slip down my nose/away from my eyes?

Change frame: This is very common in Asian populations. There are frames designed to deal with this - go to an optical shop offering personal service and have them help you with a better frame. ...Read more

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Doc said wearing glasses changes nose shape. Is it from constant wear? Did few times worn pushed on tip of nose & a little pinching w/ fingers cause it

Doc said wearing glasses changes nose shape. Is it from constant wear? Did few times worn pushed on tip of nose & a little pinching w/ fingers cause it

Wearing glasses: Don't worry. Although the pads of the glasses that push on the nose may make small skin indentations throughout the day, the weight of most glasses isn't enough to change the shape of the bone underneath, even if worn constantly. If you need glasses, wear them. Don't skip wearing sunglasses for sure! Good UV sunglasses can help prevent development of cataracts later in life. ...Read more

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17yo female w/ glasses. Frequent headaches for past week, along with head feeling heavy sometimes, and pain in temples. Sometimes sore eyes?

17yo female w/ glasses. Frequent headaches for past week, along with head feeling heavy sometimes, and pain in temples. Sometimes sore eyes?

Headaches: Are your glasses the right prescription. Headaches can occur from vision strain if you need stronger prescription. Other possibilities include allergies or sinus infections at this time. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old son has been wearing glasses for aout 1 yr now. He has a twitch on rt side w/nose & eye on rt? Any concerns? He has astigmitism also.

No worries: He may just have some poor fitting glasses. Eye muscle twitching is a common problem, and it can be causes by an irritation such as dry eyes or eyeglasses.

Hope his symptoms resolve soon! ...Read more

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Swimmy/dizzy head for few years, sept. Started wearing glasses, eyes have gotten worse along with dizziness. Can my eyes be causing my dizziness?

Swimmy/dizzy head for few years, sept. Started wearing glasses, eyes have gotten worse along with dizziness. Can my eyes be causing my dizziness?

Dizzy eyes?: There is a small possibility that your current glasses may need adjustment. However, in my experience eye symptoms are secondary to the dizziness and not a cause of dizziness. I would get your glasses checked. If there is no significant change in the prescription and your ocular motility is normal- I would seek a neuro-otologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

Time to see a doctor: She may just have what we call a "floater" and and uncorrected refractive error, but she needs a thorough eye exam to evaluate and treat the problem. The Q & A part of our service is free and, in this circumstance, my advice is worth what she paid for it. ...Read more

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Is indentation from eyeglasses on your nose permanent?

Is indentation from eyeglasses on your nose permanent?

Not necessarily: If you develop red, deep indentations, see an eye doctor. You may need different frames. Although indentations caused by glasses are usually not permanent, they can lead to permanent dark spots in the area, especially in darker-pigmented individuals. ...Read more

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How do I find the measurements of my eyes, bridge, and temple (for eyeglasses)?

How do I find the measurements of my eyes, bridge, and temple (for eyeglasses)?

Best to try it on: Eye size, bridge size, temple size for online purchase?
Make sure pd not too far from a+b dimension. Visit an optical store to find dimensions of current frames or get measured. Best to find the frame in store and then buy it online after it's adjusted to fit your face. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a cold sore scab fast? I get 1 by the same side of my nose since I was 7 every 2 yrs. Why? How do I stop it from happening?

How do you get rid of a cold sore scab fast? I get 1 by the same side of my nose since I was 7 every 2 yrs. Why? How do I stop it from happening?

Antibiotic ointment: I suggest Bacitracin ointment 2-3 times daily. Get some prescription for antivirus (eg valtrex) and start at first sign of blister the next time as the blister will be smaller, heal faster. ...Read more

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I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

This: This is a common problem I see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so I would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes I recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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If you stop wearing glasses all the time will your eyes get stronger?

If you stop wearing glasses all the time will your eyes get stronger?

Glasses weaken eyes?: No. People over 40 often think that wearing readers made their eyes weaker. Presbyopia is a natural condition that occurs around 40 where the focusing power (accommodation) gradually declines over 30 years due to gradual hardening of the natural lens of the eye. The amount of reading power you need to replace gradually increases every 2-3 years. Vision w readers is better; they want glasses. ...Read more

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What can I do to get back normal vision and stop wearing glasses?

What can I do to get back normal vision and stop wearing glasses?

After your laser: If you are unhappy wearing glasses to see well, you can wear contacts or have laser vision correction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of marks on my nose due to glasses _?

How to get rid of marks on my nose due to glasses _?

Best way: Is to wear contact lenses, or get lighter weight frames and lenses. ...Read more

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How to get rid of glasses marks on my nose?

How to get rid of glasses marks on my nose?

Get lighter glasses: Ask your optometrist for the lightest type of lens and get rimless glasses. Make sure they fit properly. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of glasses marks on my nose?

Yes: Make sure your glasses fit optimally. This may mean using a larger bridge piece to distribute the weight and lighter lens and frame materials. Gently massaging the skin may help reduce the marks but a good fit of glasses is essential. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of those deep marks on my nose when using glasses?

How can I get rid of those deep marks on my nose when using glasses?

Marks on Nose: Unfortunately there is not a good cure for the nose pad marks on the sides of your nose. You could try a frame without nose pads, such as a plastic frame. You could also consider refractive surgery to rid yourself of glasses. Ask you eyecare professional what is the best option for you. ...Read more

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