Thank you China!
Earlier this year the cheap reading glasses I was using whilst painting gave up the ghost. No problem. A trip to the shops soon provided a replacement pair. They even had sprung legs for a good fit.
However I began to notice a consistent problem: when huddled over a figure, and nearly always when I was attempting a tricky bit of painting, the glasses began to fall off my nose.
I think this happened because the glasses had a steel frame and were a bit heavier than my first pair. Nonetheless I persevered and became adept at catching them before they hit the painting table.
Even so it was really annoying and unnecessary. The fix was easy and immediate: wind elastic bands around the end of each leg of the glasses.
This worked perfectly with only one drawback: I looked like someone out of "Last Of The Summer Wine". So the search was on for a "cool" solution.
Various local opticians weren't able to help suggesting sports bands etc. An online search was more fruitful and my chosen solution is this:
These "Antiskid Ear Pads" came from China via Hong Kong. They cost £1.01 for five pairs in a variety of colours. The price included delivery which took 15 days but this wasn't a problem for me as I still had my elastic bands.
I've been using them for almost a week now and they are just as good as the elastic bands. Here's a close up:
If you'd like some follow this link to Amazon.