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    Eyelash rubbing on lenses??

    We have a patient who just purchased a plastic 8 base sunglass frame that we Rx'd. With the Rx lenses, his eyelashes now touch the left lens with each blink. What are the options to solve this? We could mount the lens 40%/60%, but the lens would protrude a bit on the front surface of the frame. Also, we were thinking of added flat nose pads (I can't remember what they're called...Add a pad or something like that). He does not want the regular type of wire and plastic nose pad added on to the plastic frame.

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    If you have nose pads, move them backwards. If lashes are touching left only, adjust frame (bring left temple in toward head). Glue on clear plastic nose pad. If all else fails add foam cushion all around frame. There are even some stick on silicone nose cushions you can try which would be simplest add. But clearance should be same at both sides of frame before you do anything else.

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    I have heard this problem so many times. No one ever gets the obvious answer. Trim back the excessively long eyelashes.

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    What's the patients powers, frame style selected and what lens type / lens base did you make the rx lenses in? A 40 / 60 bevel wouldn't be a bad idea especially if the front of the lens can be made perfectly flush with the front of the frame. There are a ton of wrap frames with sunken plano's these styles can be edged with a flush front bevel and still have the plano look as before. With all of the Wrap Frame options, specialty edgers the big boy labs have and the experienced wrap edger operators that can work wonders. The stick on nose pads are a band aid and the add a pad arms are a headache and not only ruin the wrap frames look / fit but also voids any frame warranty.

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    Had this same problem a few months ago with a lady of ours. We took some of the face form out her frame frame and that worked fine for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    I have heard this problem so many times. No one ever gets the obvious answer. Trim back the excessively long eyelashes.
    They call that the "BIC" adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    I have heard this problem so many times. No one ever gets the obvious answer. Trim back the excessively long eyelashes.
    Fat effing chance! Listen to lensgrinder. Do the obvious. Move the lenses forward until they don't touch. Don't try to make rocket science of this.

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    there 2 few ways,
    1. adjust facial wrap of the frame.
    2. add a padding for the frame.

    if he still unhappy the last option will be replace to a less curve frame.
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    Blue Jumper .......................... his eyelashes now touch the left lens with each blink

    Quote Originally Posted by mma View Post

    .......................... his eyelashes now touch the left lens with each blink. What are the options to solve this?

    If it touches the left eylashes only, and not both of them your frame sits crooked on the nose and you will have to bring the left temple in to starighten the frame and problem is solved.
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    This is a problem easily avoided through a quick check of lash clearance before you settle on the frame. I will often take the sun lenses out to help evaulate the clearance issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Santini View Post
    This is a problem easily avoided through a quick check of lash clearance before you settle on the frame. I will often take the sun lenses out to help evaulate the clearance issue.

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    Wisely stated, Barry.

    If you are going to replace the lenses, with bevel forward, why not refit, with a better fitting frame?

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    It's still hard to think that an 8 base lens will still rub the eyelashes, but hey, it's the customer's frame. Maybe he should not have used that for an Rx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    I have heard this problem so many times. No one ever gets the obvious answer. Trim back the excessively long eyelashes.
    lol! I always make that joke to patients!

    But a lot of great responses, will keep everyone posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    It's still hard to think that an 8 base lens will still rub the eyelashes, but hey, it's the customer's frame. Maybe he should not have used that for an Rx.
    That's what I was thinkin...What is this guys Rx? +8? In which case, you maybe need a 10 base.

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