Nose Pad Buyers Guide for Glasses, Designer Eyewear, & Sunglasses
Push-On Nose Pads:
Push-in nose pads are used on spectacle frames are characterized by an elongated rectangular-shaped tab on the back of the nose pad. The shape of this tab is similar to the flange that is present on screw-in nose pads. The primary difference is that a push-on nose pad does not have a hole in this flange, rather it is of solid construction.
As the name implies, a push on nose pad is pushed into a corresponding mating slot of a push-on nose pad mount, whereby the push-on nose pad is held securely. Some push-on nose pad mounts have sides that must be pushed apart to allow the nose pad to be able to be inserted, whereupon the mount later snaps closed.
Removal of push-on pads for eyeglasses/frames involves pulling the nose pad outwards and away from the nose pad mount. For nose pad mounts that snap closed as described above, the mount must first be pried open slightly before the nose pad will have sufficient clearance to be removed.