Correlation Between Weight of Spectacle and the Contact Area of Nose Pads With Respect to Standard Alignment

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2020, Volume: 22(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (137) Last page: (149)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
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Correlation Between Weight of Spectacle and the Contact Area of Nose Pads With Respect to Standard Alignment
Hardee Punjabi1*, Usman Memon2,Kalaria M.Opro3
1-2Senior lecturer of optometry, 3PHD Optometry, Nagar school of optometry, Nagari eye hospital ,Elis bridge Ahmedabad pin 380006
Corresponding author email id: hardeepunj23@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-July-2020

ABSTRACT

Aim: To understand the co-relation between the weight of spectacle and the contact area of nose pads with respect to standard alignment. Study Design: A cross-sectional study. Method: Parameters such as weight of spectacle, frontal angle of nose and nose pads, splay angle of nose and nose pads and pantoscopic angle, area of nose pads and contact area of nose pads were measured using simple tools such as portable weighing machine and a handmade gauge similar to Fairbanks facial gauge and the correlation between all the parameters was found out. Results: Out of total 75 frames, 42 frames (56%) had no change in contact area with the corresponding area of nose pads with respect to the parameters including weight of spectacle frontal angle, splay angle and pantoscopic angle in standard alignment of spectacle, while other 33 frames (44%) had a noticeable change in the contact area of nose pads with respect to the corresponding parameters. Conclusion: Difference of 50mm2 of area between contact area and area of nose pads is ac-ceptable with current trend of frames. Current trend of light weight frames and lenses has given ease to alignment as even misalignment does not result into marks. Contact area corresponding with the area of nose pad play a significant role in distribution of spectacle weight on nose. Mismatch between contact area and area of nose pads will result into skin marks. Ideally, a wearer is happy when standard alignment is achieved with respect to facial measurements.

Keywords

WEIGHT OF SPECTACLE , CONTACT AREA OF NOSE PADS ,STANDARD ALIGNMENT

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