Tips & Advice
How long does it take to get a pair of glasses repaired?
It doesn't take long to get a pair of glasses repaired, and most problems can be addressed fairly quickly. If your frames need to be welded or fused, this can usually be done in 24-48 hours. It takes roughly the same time to make adjustments and overhauls to the frame, and to fix broken screws. However, replacing a broken lens could take 72 hours or more.
Can scratches on a glass lens be repaired?
Small scratches on a glass lens can be repaired, but it's not possible to fix deeper scratches. Rub toothpaste or a thick paste of baking soda and water on the affected area for about 30 seconds to smooth out minor scratches. Store-bought scratch removal products are also available, but be sure to use ones that are designed for glass lenses.
How much does it cost to get glasses repaired?
The cost of getting glasses repaired can range from $10- $50 or more. If metal frames need to be welded, this can cost $35-$45. Repairing broken screws on eyeglass frames can cost $10-$30. If you need to have plastic eyewear frames fused, expect to pay $35-$45.
How can someone adjust the nose pads on glasses?
You can use your thumb to adjust the nose pads on glasses. If your glasses are sitting too high on your face, use your thumb to push each nosepad out and away from where your nose would sit. If your glasses are sitting too low on your face, use your thumb to push the nose pad toward the spot where your nose would rest.
How can someone fix broken plastic glasses?
Super glue can be used to fix broken plastic glasses. Use sandpaper to smooth the surfaces that will be joined, then rinse with water to make sure the surfaces are clean. Apply the glue, and clamp both surfaces together for 20-50 seconds, then let them dry.
How can someone stretch out sunglasses?
To stretch out sunglasses, extend the arms of the sunglasses as wide as they can go without breaking. Hold them in that position while submerging the glasses in a bowl filled with hot water for about 10 seconds, using rubber gloves to protect your hands. After you dry them off, lace the glasses on your head, and adjust the arms while the frames are still warm.