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    Round lenses and chubby cheeks.

    OK the full-figured B-dimension of some of these round frames are causing trouble with people with smiley, chubby cheeks! I can't get enough panto out!

    Warning: Smile test.

    Warning: We might have to order funky PAL POW.

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    Yes Yes Yes... this drives me insane. I always warn people about cheeks touching. All I can think of is glasses steaming up and marks on your face. YUCK! My patients are always warned... if they still want them, it's their fault.

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    Add some pad arms to the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    OK the full-figured B-dimension of some of these round frames are causing trouble with people with smiley, chubby cheeks! I can't get enough panto out!
    That's indicative of a non-optimal bridge fit, typically positioning the geometric centers too low, increasing lens thickness (magnification/minification) and weight.

    Consider plastic frames with adjustable pads. For example, all plastic ProDesign frames are available with or without adjustable nose pads.

    However, I feel that it's acceptable, if not desirable (due to the shortest possible wearer's vertex distance), that the frame can touch the cheek during strong facial expressions, but not when the facial features are relaxed.

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    Two words. Asian fit.
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    Not sure if this needs another thread but who do you use for pad arms?

    I know Hilco did not recommend them for SPX and acrylic materials.

    Could you offer your tips kwill?

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    I get my parts for pad arms(along with other things) though McCray Optical outside of Toronto. I like the S-bend arms and have them in different lengths. The instructions on that page are pretty spot on. Cut off the pads, file, sand flush, buff to a shine. Mark, center punch, drill, press in pad. I would only do this to an acetate frame and usually only to frames that I stock, because I know they are good enough to be drilled without cracking now or a month from now. It is not worth the risk for me to do it to the cheap "designer" frames or online specials someone brings in.

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    This looks like a really cool set-up.

    My one problem would be nulling the warranties... but I guess that is up top the patient.
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