Repairing a broken frame of your eyeglass on your own is a pretty easy task, provided you have the right tools. Read this Buzzle article to know more on how to go about the same.
If you are a regular user of spectacles you sure must know how vulnerable they are to breakage. If you do not have spare ones, then this can be a tricky situation for you. What if you could fix a broken frame yourself and that too in no time? Sounds incredible, ain’t it? Well, the eyeglass repair kits that are easily available at drug stores allow you to repair the frames yourself.
These kits come in very handy for performing minor repair works on the glasses. They can be bought from a hardware or drug store. It comes in a compact travel case, which makes it very easy to use and carry. The kit typically consists of two screwdrivers with extension handles, four screws in varying sizes, two nose pads, two rubber rings, a glasses strap, and a magnifying glass. It can be used for repairing metal as well as plastic frames. The tools and repair parts provided are usually sufficient to repair common breakages and problems resulting due to rough handling.
The first thing that you must do while attempting to repair the glasses yourself is inspect the damage to the frame. A magnifying glass can be used to closely watch the affected parts. Often, the damage is of small extent, such as a stretched hinge, a missing screw, etc. If you have stretched hinges, then use a pair of pliers to bend them back carefully. Make sure you do not scratch the surface of the glasses in the process. Applying duct tape to the tip of pliers can reduce the possibility of damage due to scratching. Another option to bend the hinges back in place is to pull the rubber rings over the hinges. Alternatively, you may also use orthodontic rubbers for the same purpose.
Another common problem with eyeglasses is the loosening of the screws due to regular handling. The loose screw eventually falls off, separating the hinge from the glasses. You can easily replace the screw with any of the screws provided with the kit. Use a tiny screwdriver to secure the screw tightly in the hole. If the screw does not fit in the hole, use a small safety pin to hold the hinge, until you find the right sized screw.
If you have a broken hinge, then use a fast bonding adhesive to hold the broken parts together. Make sure the surface is clean and devoid of any dirt, before applying the glue. If your eyeglasses are damaged to an extent that they cannot be repaired at home, then you will have no choice but to drop them at the repair shop. Some companies allow you to mail the damaged glasses and deliver the repaired ones in a couple of days. You are expected to pay around USD 30 for a repair job at such stores.
Thus, these repair kits can really help you to fix your glasses temporarily and borrow you some time before you can buy new ones. However, do not attempt major repair works with these kits, else you might end up doing more damage to the frame.