These particular nose pads, usually found on rimless eyeglass frames, slide down into a hook section of the nose pad arm. These slide on nose pads, also mentioned as mono pads and even sometimes called mushroom nose pads (due to the fact that they resemble a mushroom, when inverted).
As you can see from the photos on this page, the slide on mount nose pads have a large side and a small side that appears close to the large side in its shape. If we look at this nose pad carefully, we can divide it into three sections.
- The front or large surface of the nose pad
- The middle or what we call the neck of the nose pad
Mounting the slide on mount nose pads
Take a look at the picture to the right. That shows what it looks like when a slide on mount nose pad is in position on an eyeglass frame. The neck of the slide on mount nose pad is slid down into the hook section of the nose pad arm.
As you can see above, the neck of the slide on mount nose pad slides down into the hook section of the nose pad arm and keeps its place by the retention from the back of the nose pad.
Removal of slide on mount nose pads
Removing the slide on mount nose pads is just the reverse of inserting them. These nose pads are probably the easiest for removal. Just grab the from of the nose pad (if still intact) and pull upward or away from the hook section of the nose pad arm. The softer the base, or neck of the nose pad, the easier it is to remove. The nose pads may prove a little difficult to remove if they are constructed in a harder material or if the nose pad arm has been crimped tighter.
Slide on Mount nose pads come in three shapes and six sizes which vary between three shapes. They also are available in four different materials. Considering that they have less size and shape options in the slide on mount versus the snap-in nose pads and the screw-in mount pads, they are still available in a Hypoallergenic (glass) material(one size only).
NOTE: Hypoallergenic nose pads are limited to specific sizes and shapes.
Slide on mount nose pads size availability