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.
Will sleeping with contact lenses on damage the eye?
In theory, sleeping with your contacts in is generally fine, provided they are designed for this. Most lenses are meant to be in the eyes continuously for days at a time, making nighttime wear perfectly fine. However, it is always better if you can take them out, but if they are clean and worn within the recommended time frame, night time wearing is generally OK.
Do contact lenses require a separate prescription?
Yes, you will need to get a separate prescription specifically for contact lenses. While lenses sit directly on the eye, glasses sit further out, so that distance makes all the difference in the world and means you’ll need a slightly different prescription.
How much do contact lenses cost?
The market is flooded with so many different brands of contacts that it makes prices pretty affordable. You can get a box of lenses that will last you 90 days for under $15, and the prices go up from there. There are always going to be factors, such as brand, where you buy, and quantity that affect the prices, but a quick internet search and you will find an endless supply and competitive prices. Some insurance plans cover all or part of the cost, so check your coverage plan for details.
Can wearing contact lenses for too long damage the eye?
Yes, wearing contacts for too long can absolutely damage your eye. Contacts are meant to be worn for a specific amount of time, anywhere from one to 30 days. Do not exceed the recommended usage. It is imperative that you clean your lenses as directed or you can increase your chances of irritation, infection, or eye damage. Contacts have a limited life span and must be replaced as directed, because wearing them too long can potentially cause damage to the eye.