Do your glasses slide down your nose often? Chances are they do. This tiny tube might just be the fix you need to keep your shades from slipping.
“Nerdwax (click to learn more) is simply a beeswax-based substance that you apply to beneath the nose-bridge area of the frames—the part where your glasses make contact with your nose. It has a mildly sticky, tacky feel that works to keep your glasses in place. It comes in a small tube like chapstick.
Does work? Yes, kind of. It helps.
Once a day, in the morning when I typically clean my lenses, I also rub a little wax beneath the nose-bridge. Not huge gobs of the stuff; it’s more like drawing a line with a soft crayon. It doesn’t glue your frames to your face but it does make them a little more grippy.
It’s not perfect, but it certainly adds some much-needed friction. Over time the wax wears off, distilled and smudged away from your natural skin oils. I only apply it in the morning, but some people apply it more frequently. It has indeed made my new glasses wearable.
The alternative would be ungainly rubber nibs, nose pads, or some solution that would make it look like I’m about to go play sports or ride a roller coaster and need my glasses to hold a death grip on my face. Call me vain, but I don’t want my glasses to look like a medical device (which they literally are, I suppose).”
If you’re tired of the annoying way your glasses slide down your face, then this might be a product worth checking out.
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