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The importance of eyeglasses can only be understood by the person who uses them. They are not just your visual aid but an essential accessory that helps you see the world clearly.

However, eyeglasses can experience wear and tear over time.

There are many common issues that can destroy the aesthetics and functionality of your eyeglasses, like a loose screw, bent frame, and others. But the good news is that almost all of these problems can be addressed with simple DIY tips. In this blog, we will explore some quick tips and tricks to help you address common eyeglasses issues at home.

So, let’s get started.


  1. Loose Screws

One of the most common issues experienced by people who wear eyeglasses is loose screws. Due to everyday wear, the screws that hold your eyeglasses in place can become loose. Here is how you can fix this issue at home.

The Solution

You just need a small screwdriver to fix this problem. If you do not have it at home, consider buying a repair kit for eyeglasses. All you need to do is locate the loose screw on your frames. Once you find it, gently tighten it clockwise using the screwdriver. But make sure you avoid over-tightening, as it could strip the screw.


  1. A Bent Frame

Many times we carelessly place our eyeglasses at random corners of our houses and forget their importance. In such scenarios, accidentally sitting or stepping on your eyeglasses can cause the frame to bend out of shape.

But don’t worry. Restoring the original shape is easier than you might think.

The Solution

You just need your own hands and a hairdryer to fix this problem. Gently warm the bent area using a hairdryer. Once the plastic becomes slightly pliable, carefully bend it back into shape. But be gentle here to avoid breaking the frame.


  1. Fixing a Loose Hinge

If you notice that your eyeglasses are becoming loose at the hinge, it’s time for a quick adjustment. Here is how you can do that.

The Solution

Again, all you need is a small screwdriver. Start with locating the hinge screws on the inside of the frame. Tighten them slightly to secure the hinge, and test the glasses to ensure they open and close smoothly.


  1. Foggy Lenses

Foggy lenses are irritating. This problem generally arises during winters and when transitioning between temperature extremes. But preventing foggy lenses is also easy.

The Solution

Apply a few droplets of mild soap on each lens and gently rub it over. After some time, rinse it off under cold water and dry the lenses with a clean microfiber cloth.


  1. Scratched Lenses

Scratched lenses can affect your vision and are also frustrating to deal with. While severe scratches might require professional intervention, minor scratches can often be repaired at home.

The Solution

You need a non-abrasive toothpaste and a microfiber cloth. The process involves applying a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste to the scratched area. Keep it for some time and gently rub it in a circular motion using the microfiber cloth. Rinse the lenses under water and dry them with a clean cloth.


Wrapping Up

Our eyeglasses play a vital role in our daily lives. But many of us experience the above-mentioned issues very frequently. Thankfully, it is easy to tackle many of these issues at home. However, if you’re due for an eye exam or need professional assistance,  Lens & Frames Optical are just a click away.



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