Broken glasses can be quite annoying, even for those who wear glasses. Broken glasses can greatly limit your vision.
You might be able to salvage your frames depending upon the extent of the damage. This article will explain how to fix your broken glasses. It’ll be discussing different situations, including how to fix broken glasses arms, broken frames, and broken nose pads. It will be clear what you should not do, and when your glasses are unfixable.
What Never Be Doing
Let’s imagine that your frame breaks but your lenses remain intact. As you attempt to determine the best ways to fix broken glasses consider this: never put your lenses on new frames.
Your lenses are designed to fit your frames. To avoid eye strain, fatigue and eye fatigue, the optical center in your lenses should align exactly with your pupils. Retrofitting lenses into new frames can also help to reduce blurred vision. This is particularly true for progressive glasses. This is because progressive lenses have a multifocal design that makes them virtually impossible to reuse without measuring accurately.
If The Lens’ Frame Is Damaged
It is common for the frame around your lens to fail, especially the bridge. If you are looking for a way to fix damaged frames made of metal, this is the place. Welding is required for metal eyeglasses. It’s best to have a shop that has the right equipment.
Plastic frames are more difficult to repair at home. Avoid using bonding adhesive to repair glass broken. If the glue gets onto your eyes, it can be very difficult for you to remove it. The use of glue can also invalidate any warranty that it might have been covered by. If in doubt about the warranty, take it to an optic store or reach out to your original glasses provider.
If The Arm Falls
Your glasses arm can crack or fall off from wear and tear over time. The hinge screw, which holds the arm to the frame, can easily fall out. There are two ways to fix plastic glasses arms that have broken:
- Eyeglass Repair Kit
Your local optometrist, supermarket, or drugstore can sell eyeglass repair kits. These kits include spare screws. A screwdriver, nose pads, and a magnifier.
Simply replace the screw that was lost with a replacement from the set. If you are experiencing problems with your glasses it may be worth replacing the hinge screw.
Although this is not the best option, it has been tried by some. All you have to do is place the toothpick where the screws would go. Then, trim any excess toothpick.
Before you attempt to make your glasses, it is best to contact the company from whom you bought them.
If The Nose Pads Become Brittle
The process of repairing broken nose pads is relatively simple. The small nose pad screws used for most glasses hold the nose pads together. It is not unusual for these pads to become loose or crack over time.
To replace a worn or damaged nose pad, you can use an eyeglass repair tool to loosen the screw. Removing the damaged nose pad should be done. Extra nose pads should always be in your eyeglass kit. You can also get nose pads from an optic store.
When It’s Not Possible To Fix
There are times when your glasses will need to be replaced. Your plastic frames may be broken in multiple places and no glue will hold them together. In such cases, it may be worth purchasing a brand-new set.
If you’ve tried all the techniques to fix your broken glasses but haven’t had success, take your problem to a qualified laboratory, optical store, or glasses provider. If the damage is serious, you may need to order a completely new set of glasses.