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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
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
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
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
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
For years, the left nose piece on my glasses would cause a open sore on my nose. Now, I have had glasses that the nose piece doesn't rub the bridge of?
No question here: I see your statement about your eyeglasses, but see no question here. ...Read more
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
I just had a cyst come up on the outside, in the middle of my nose. I know it isn't a zit, becuase I can move it. It does become sore when my glasses slide down on it. What causes this? Does it have to be removed?
No: It has no affect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can occasionally wearing glasses or blowing nose from a cold cause bump on bridge of nose to grow in adults? Seems overnight bump on R side got bigger
Neither will cause a "growth" as you describe...
Hope this helps!
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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.
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
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
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
17yo female w/ glasses. Frequent headaches for past week, along with head feeling heavy sometimes, and pain in temples. Sometimes sore eyes?
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.
I'm an 18 yr old female & I've been wearing glasses for 8 years. My eye look sunken in, puffy and dark circles all around with indentation marks at the sides of my nose. Is there a natural way to fix this?
Allergic shiners?: Dark circles and puffy eyes may be a sign of allergies see an allergist for help. ...Read more
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
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?
Hyperpigmentation due to eyeglasses' nose pads, what is the most effective treatment: AHA, retinoids, or hydroquinone? I'm 19 years old.
Change eye pads and: Observe. All the treatments you mentioned should be considered only as last resorts. ...Read more
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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
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?
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
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
Best way: Is to wear contact lenses, or get lighter weight frames and lenses. ...Read more
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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