Not everyone has 20/20 vision. About half of all adults have imperfect vision, but in this day and age, there are several ways to fix that. The easiest among all of the corrective techniques and devices are glasses. Unlike daytime or nighttime contacts, glasses do not irritate your eye and you do not have to be committed to them daily or nightly. But what happens when your glasses break? In this DIY blog, I will show you how to easily fix your glasses.
Step 1: Get Materials
You will need:
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue gun glue
- Thread of string that matches your glasses’ color.
Step 2: Identify the Broken Area
Although a break on the glasses’ bridge is far easier to fix than a break at the hinges, both will be very easily fixed within 10 minutes.
Step 3: Apply First Glue
Apply glue from your hot glue gun at where the glasses broke. This may require 2 people for precision and because the glue dries up very quickly. Spread the dried excess glue with the hot metal tip across the area of breakage.
Step 4: Applying Thread
While the spread around glue is still hot, start wrapping the breakage area with thread. This helps bind the two parts together and makes your broken glasses sturdier. If you broke your glasses at the hinges, try to wrap around the two broken pieces together instead at just the middle. The thread should cover somewhere between half an inch to an inch around the broken area and should not be thicker than 3 layers of thread (personal experience).
Step 5: Final Touches
Place an insignificant amount of glue behind and in front of the breakage area on the thread. Spread the glue around so it covers the thread and touches the non-threaded parts surrounding it. If broken around the hinges, place a small amount of glue to fill the space that connects the places that go on your ear and the frame that holds the glasses. Also, you will not be able to fold your glasses if you choose to fix the hinge area.
Step 6: Adjustments
No matter how hard you try to get your glasses DIY-fixed, they will never look or feel the same. Make some adjustments on both sides of the frame (move each side up/down) to create balance and symmetry for both sides of the glasses on your face.
Step 7: Wear with Pride