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How to Fix Broken Glasses

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Fix broken glasses! Broken glasses are a hassle and the last thing you need. I know we all have our favorite pair of glasses. It's hard to part with them, but we don't want to drive around with broken lenses that can make us look like blind people while driving. The problem is, when you break your glasses, no one seems to know how to fix them. I've come up with a list of the best tools, tips, and tricks on how to fix glass yourself so you don't have to go through the hassle of dealing with someone else fixing it. Let's jump right in!

How to Fix Broken Glasses

Gone are the days when you have to throw away your old, broken glasses. Instead, you can fix them. There are several ways to fix your broken glasses, such as fixing a broken arm, fixing a broken frame, and fixing broken nose pads. You'll also know what not to do and when it's time to buy new glasses.

What you should never do

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Don't try to re-purpose your old glasses into sunglasses. Your old glasses were designed to fit your old frames and prescription. Once the frame is changed, which is the frame that houses all of your lenses, you will experience a deterioration in performance.

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How To Fix Glasses Arm Hinge ?

When my glasses arm hinge broke, I was pretty annoyed. I mean, how am I supposed to wear my glasses now?

But then I did some research and found that the arm can be fixed with glue. So I followed the instructions on Fixmyglasses.com (they have a great video on how to do it) and within minutes, my glasses were good as new.

And if you're wondering about the lenses, you don't have to worry—you can remove them before heating the frame. Just make sure you stick them back on afterwards so they don't get scratched.

Fixmyglasses.com offers free shipping and a 1 year warranty for repairs, so if anything else goes wrong with my glasses, I know they'll be there to help.

How To Fix Broken Glasses Lens?

Most people don't know how to fix broken glasses. As for prescription lenses, a lot of people just try to fix it at home and most of the time, it makes the problem worse. I learned that the hard way.

I had a glasses arm hinge that broke and I tried to fix it with superglue. It didn't work. Then the lens fell out and I had to take it to get fixed professionally. It was a total pain.

But if you're careful, you can try to fix broken glasses lens at home. You just need some supplies and to be gentle with the lens. A quick Google search will give you all the info you need.

How To Fix Broken Glasses Bridge?

If the bridge that holds the lenses in place breaks, you'll need to do a little bit of repair work. Clean off any damage and then cover the lenses with wax. If the lenses themselves have fallen out, you can try to heat up the frame and then pop them back in.

And if all else fails, you can try to clean them with some non-abrasive toothpaste. Just be sure to use a cotton or wool cloth to scrub them clean.

How To Fix Broken Plastic Glasses Frame?

There are a few ways to fix a broken plastic glasses frame. The easiest is to use a strong adhesive, like superglue. Just make sure you take your time lining up the break, so that the glasses are as stable as possible.

Another option is to sew the frame back together. This might take a bit more time, but it's a more reliable way to fix the problem. And finally, you can also try covering the lenses with wax paper before gluing, to help protect them from any damage.

How To Fix Broken Glasses Without Glue?

If your glasses are broken but the lenses are still in good condition, you might be able to fix them at home. It all depends on the damage.

If the arms are broken, you can try using duct tape to hold them together until you can take them to a professional. If the lens is cracked, you can cover it with wax paper and use superglue, epoxy resin, or nail polish remover to fix it.

There are a lot of ways to fix broken glasses, but the best way is to take them to a professional. They'll have the right tools and expertise to get the job done right.

Also here are some more tips and tools to help you in the process.

If the frame around the lens breaks

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It's not uncommon for the frame around the lens to break, especially if you're rough on your glasses, or if they're metal frames. If you're wondering how to fix broken glasses frames made out of metal, you're out of luck. Metal eyeglasses typically require welding, which may be best suited for a well-equipped eyeglass shop.

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If the arm breaks

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Over time, the arm of your glasses may break or fall off due to excess wear and tear. This is usually the result of a screw falling out, which attaches the arm and frame. There are two methods for fixing broken plastic glasses arms:

1. Eyeglass repair kit:

Eyeglass repair kits can be bought at your local optometrist, drugstore, or supermarket. The kits contain spare screws, screwdriver, nose pads, and a magnifier.

2. Toothpick:

While we don't recommend it for most people, some have tried this method that utilizes a toothpick to hold the arm in place instead of a screw. All you need to do is stick the toothpick where the screw would go and then trim off any excess.

If the nose pads break

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Broken nose pads are easy to replace. Nose pad screws are usually attached to the frame with a screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit. If you have a loose or broken nose pad, first use a screwdriver to remove it. Next, take your new nose pads to an optical store or order them online. Most frames require two different types of nose pads—inner and outer—so check your glasses’ manufacturer specifications before ordering replacements online.

When it can’t be fixed

It is possible that your glasses are beyond repair. This can happen if the plastic frames are broken in multiple places and cannot be fixed, or if your lenses have cracks or are shattered. If you have tried fixing your glasses using different methods but still cannot get them to work, then it is time to give up and purchase a new set. If you do not want to spend the money on new glasses, then you may want to consider getting lenses put into your current frames.

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