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

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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Nasal marks

Your optician can change the nasal pads for larger silicone pads which will minimize the marks.
You can substitute plastic lenses for glass lenses which will lessen the weight your nose has to carry. You can change the glasses for all plastic frames which do not have nasal pads. You can also each morning put a little skin cream on the pad which will lessen the effect.

In brief: Nasal marks

Your optician can change the nasal pads for larger silicone pads which will minimize the marks.
You can substitute plastic lenses for glass lenses which will lessen the weight your nose has to carry. You can change the glasses for all plastic frames which do not have nasal pads. You can also each morning put a little skin cream on the pad which will lessen the effect.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Different lenses?

There are 2 ways to reduce the deep marks from glasses: 1.
- lighter frames, and 2.- different lenses. High index lenses are thinner and can treat higher prescriptions with lower weight. Titanium frames are much lighter than plastic and other metals and are amazingly strong. Other alternatives include contact lenses or refractive surgery.

In brief: Different lenses?

There are 2 ways to reduce the deep marks from glasses: 1.
- lighter frames, and 2.- different lenses. High index lenses are thinner and can treat higher prescriptions with lower weight. Titanium frames are much lighter than plastic and other metals and are amazingly strong. Other alternatives include contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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