The Waving Flag: Slip Sliding Gone

Thursday 19 March 2015

Slip Sliding Gone

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.

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