When eyeglass screws come apart, it can be rather frustrating to try and figure out how to fix them again. There are a few steps to repairing eyeglasses, and it can be done at home rather easily using a repair kit. Everything from crooked frames and scratched lenses can also be fixed, right at home.
Dealing with Scratches on Glasses
Scratches happen on eyeglasses all the time. Some of them can be small and not bother or block vision, but others are more significant. The first step to repairing scratched lenses is to clean the lens off with a microfiber cloth to make sure all of the dust and oils built up on it are removed. Then, an eyeglass cleaner needs to be applied. The next step is to use non-abrasive toothpaste to the scratch by running in small circles for about 30 seconds. The lenses then need to be rinsed with cold water before they are left to dry.
How to Tighten Glass Screws
One of the most common fixes on eyeglasses is to tighten the screws holding the frames together. A small screwdriver is needed, and they are typically found in an eyeglass repair kit. Instead of just tightening one of the screws that might be loose, it would be wise to tighten all of them at the same time. However, do not over tighten them as this could cause breakage.
Tightening and Replacing Nose Pads
One of the most common things lost on a pair of eyeglasses are the nose pads. They break down and become loose over time, so they need to be replaced. The key is to make sure that the screw is in place. If not, it needs to be replaced, too. Using a screwdriver from an eyeglass kit, remove the old pad by unscrewing it. Screw the new one into place gently to avoid knocking the frames out of alignment. It is important to take the time to realign the nose pads and adjust them, so they fit once more.
There are so many ways to go about fixing a pair of eyeglasses. The above techniques are only a few of the most common to consider. Stop by Ultra Vision Optical Center for an glasses repair and an eye exams.