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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob McLaughlin, Dec 10, 2001.
...what's up with that? What is it, and where does it come from? Anyone else have this problem?
I have wondered the same damn thing! I don't know what it is and where it comes from! Hopefully it doesn't come from me! Ewwwww.....
Ok, that's just gross... I believe that those rest pads
are supposed to go on your nose, not in it.
I believe that green crud is from the salt in your sweat combined with the copper(?) in the metal nosepiece holders.. . the salt with water makes the copper green, like the statue of liberty or something like that...
...or it's just eye boogers?
What you have there is "green algae", which is the most diverse group of algae, with more than 7000 species growing in a variety of habitats. This particular habitat is your basic plastic soaked nose pad pond. The algae, grow in the micrscopic pools that form when your nose sweats. They can grow to good size colonys, as you've probably experienced.
You may want to consider getting an overhaul done on your frames. If you prescription is still good, then just get new pads and earpieces for your frames. Plus it makes your glasses feel much better. Algae growing on your frames is not very nice either.
My optometrist is a very nice guy. If I come in, he'll check my glasses, straighten them out, and even clean off that funky algae for me.
You guys might wanna try the same, just revisit the place where you bought your frames during a non-busy time.
Uh, guys... I don't have this problem.
Maybe it's just you?
Just a thought.
This is pretty standard stuff. You just need to buy glasses with non-corrosive properties.
Yeah - go buy titanium frames!
They're light and expensive as hell!
Hell, the only Titanium stuff I buy is bikes and cookware for backpacking (don't rust, light). I bought a Ti "Spork" from Snow Peak for $10. My glasses that I have are about 5 prescriptions old and probably from high school!! I wear my contacts exclusively, unless I'm being lazy and not going anywhere outside my house, i.e. not biking or driving.
How are contacts?
I was told that I probably shouldn't use them as I sit in front of a pc all day, and because of that I don't blink as often as a regular person would do in a normal job, therefore my eyes would dry out and it might make them uncomfortable.
Anybody got any thoughts on that?
It's true, if you're nearsighted and you wear contacts, sitting in front of a computer all day (or any close work, for that matter) can cause eyestrain. I used to wear contacts to work every day, but by mid-day, my eyes were so tired and dried out, I stopped wearing them to work altogether.
I can still wear contacts on weekends, they are ideal for concerts, sled riding, water skiing, you name it. Just not ideal for staring at a computer screen all day.
I'm long sighted....