Problem with glasses

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Daniel Olsson

Daniel Olsson Asked 7 years ago


I just started playing table tennis at my local sports club after being on a "hiatus" for over 10 years. However, I now have glasses, and as I start to sweat they start slipping down my nose.

It's not too bad as I play, mostly as I tilt my head down to pick up the ball, but it's still frustrating. Is there a good solution for this? 



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Daniel,

I haven’t used glasses to play.  We have had some previous discussions about glasses that may help a little.

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Peter Mortensen

Peter Mortensen Posted 7 years ago

Hi. I play with glasses and I have that problem and sweat on the glasses too. My solution, whilst not stylish, does work. Head sweat band and glasses tie back strap. You can get tie back straps that are made for sports. Works a treat.


D K Posted 7 years ago

I agree with Peter,I have found very useful to use these.

My glasses are as thick as my blade,so they are quite heavy

Daniel Olsson

Daniel Olsson Posted 7 years ago

Thanks for the answers!

I will definitely try out some straps. Googled up a few examples, and they look like they would do the trick.

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 7 years ago

Apparently, this is how specialized sport glasses look like today. I bet they're not cheap.

Obviously, to minimize the slipping on the noze issue, use the lightest frame and glasses possible (more expensive, of course).

Silicone pads hold on better then ridig plastic pads.

Lenses definitively solve the issue, if you can use them.


D K Posted 7 years ago

I am quite curious if these sport glasses are more expensive than my own glasses.

They cost about 220 pounds

Mark Jung

Mark Jung Posted 7 years ago

I have fairly heavyish glasses, and what's really helped me is just wearing a decent headband. Prevents sweat from dripping onto the nose and causing the slipping there. I keep a glasses strap handy but haven't had to use it since I started wearing a headband.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Lycka till!

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