What To Do If Your Glasses' Screws Keep Falling Out

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What To Do If Your Glasses' Screws Keep Falling Out

What To Do If Your Glasses' Screws Keep Falling Out

24 January 2020
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The screws in the temples of your glasses are not meant to fall out, but it can happen. Most of the time when this happens it's just a matter of putting them back in and tightening them, but if it's continuously happening, that likely means that there's a bigger problem with the frames of your glasses. Here's what you should do about it.

The Problem With Self-Repair

The first thing you might be inclined to do is to grab a screwdriver and to try to put the screw back in yet again. However, if this hasn't been working for you — meaning that the screw either immediately falls out or comes out a short while after tightening it again — chances are simply putting the screw back isn't going to solve your problem.

Unfortunately, this might actually make things worse. Every time you try to close up your frames around the lens, you risk scratching the lens with your hands or with the frames themselves. Over-tightening the screw in your frames can also damage them, making that a big no-go as well. In short, if you're having this problem, and putting the screw back in once or twice doesn't work, it's time to get help from someone who can do more than that.

Get Help From a Professional

An optician should be able to help you with your problem. The first thing they'll do is examine your glasses to find out what's going on. More likely than not, the issue is that the grooves that align with the screw have been worn down by repeated use and screwing. Unfortunately, this isn't something that can be resolved with a larger screw. 

Your optician will either perform the repair themselves or send it to a factory to be fixed. Using a tiny drill bit, the repair person will create a larger hole in the frames with new grooves. They'll then test it to ensure that a larger screw can go in and stay. This is usually done under stress test conditions, so if it holds up in the factory or under your optician's watchful eye, it should do fine under day-to-day use, too.

Having a screw fall out of your frames doesn't mean that you have to invest in a brand new pair of glasses. Instead, talk to an optician about the possibility of repairing them so that you can keep your favorite frames without the hassle of the screw coming out all the time.

To learn more about optical product repairs, contact a company in your area like Southern  Colorado Eye Care Associates.

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