Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Ceramic nose pads

  1. #1
    OptiBoard Professional ldyflsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    down the rabbit hole
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    125

    Confused Ceramic nose pads

    I've a patient that has been unable to tolerate ANY type of nose pad material. Poor thing ends up with blisters no matter the material used. I remember seeing ceramic nose pads but for the life of me, can't remember where. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Dance as if no one were watching.....Ldyflsh

  2. #2
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Gold Supporter Judy Canty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Home Base--Virginia Beach, VA
    Occupation
    Optical Wholesale Lab (other positions)
    Posts
    7,096
    Blog Entries
    4
    I think you can get them from Franel in FL. They also have titanium nose pads.
    "Jargon is the last refuge of the scoundrel." --Roger Ebert

  3. #3
    Manuf. Lens Surface Treatments OptiBoard Gold Supporter
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Back in the at work mode.
    Occupation
    Other Optical Manufacturer or Vendor
    Posts
    17,793
    Blog Entries
    3

    adjust.......adjust............adjust

    Quote Originally Posted by ldyflsh
    I've a patient that has been unable to tolerate ANY type of nose pad material. Poor thing ends up with blisters no matter the material used. I remember seeing ceramic nose pads but for the life of me, can't remember where. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    How about learning to make proper nose pad adjustments ???????????

    :D :D :D
    Last edited by Chris Ryser; 05-24-2005 at 08:33 AM.
    Chris Ryser
    ________________________________________
    DLO. NA.IC.I.T.PO

    http://optochemicals.com............................. http://arcoatings.com

  4. #4
    Cape Codger OptiBoard Gold Supporter hcjilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA. USA
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    7,560

    Chris.....you forgot to put in the smiley!

    Its always a good idea to use smiley's when making a comment not to be taken seriously.....of course she adjusted the things.The problem here (I think) is a reaction to the nose pads. Plastic and silicone can be allergenic.The best solution is titanium because it is the lightest weight and non allergenic. Another solution to the problem would be to use trivex/poly lenses, but I am sure the optician has thought of that , probably the first thing the optician thought of.

    There used to exist a frame that did not use the nose for support.I fit one about twenty five years ago and can't for the life of me, remember anything about it. I've got a wicked case of somethimer's! :bbg:
    "Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine"
    Lord Byron

    Take a photo tour of Cape Cod and the Islands!
    www.capecodphotoalbum.com

  5. #5
    Opti-Lurker
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Menlo Park, how the h*ll did that happen?
    Occupation
    Consumer or Non-Eyecare field
    Posts
    527
    As Chris and Harry mention glancingly this may not be an allergic reaction. It's not too uncommon for the elderly (and others but more common among the elderly) to have great sensitivity to any repetitive wear on the skin, facial skin is particularly sensitive. If the various pads you try don't work consider lighter frames and lenses.

  6. #6
    What's up? drk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Occupation
    Optometrist
    Posts
    5,828
    Hilco has Bohemian Crystal nose pads, for a pretty penny. I had to use them one time on a person with silicone and acetate and vinyl allergies, apparently. Did the trick.

  7. #7
    OptiBoard Professional ldyflsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    down the rabbit hole
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    125
    Thanx to all for your helpful suggestions:) I've used the crystal nosepads on many patients with great success, just not on this patient. I deal with elderly patients on a regular basis, and know how thin the skin becomes. (did you know it's more common in women because of estrogen therapy?) I'm going to try the ceramics and see what happens...I'll keep you posted. Thanx again!
    Dance as if no one were watching.....Ldyflsh

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Vigor/Grobet Optical Releases Air Active Nose Pads
    By Newsroom in forum Optical Industry News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-29-2004, 12:33 PM
  2. Dark Nose Pads
    By Cerissa in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2003, 08:27 PM
  3. Silhouette like nose pads
    By jogi in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-30-2003, 09:15 PM
  4. Nose Pads 30 cents per pair!!!
    By Johns in forum Optical Marketplace
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-04-2001, 08:53 PM
  5. Nose pads
    By iglsldy in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-04-2000, 10:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OptiBoard is proudly sponsored by:
FEA Industries, Younger Optics, Carl Zeiss Vision, Vision Systems, Inc. and Chemistrie Eyewear