How to Repair Eyeglasses – Vintage

Eyeglasses vintage made in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s sold in the current market are really a specialty for modern customers. Most of these “new-old-stock” vintage eyeglass frames have never been worn and they usually come in a small quantity. However, there are many brands of vintage glasses available for individuals’ selection. These ophthalmic brands come from countries around the world, from US, France, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Switzerland, Japan to East Europe and Hong Kong. Available brands contain American Optical, ArtCraft, Barbudo, Bay State, Bausch & Lomb, Blue Ribbon, Century, Continental and Cottet and so on. Nowadays, there are a lot of professional online eyewear stores providing vintage eyeglass frames, including,, and In addition, styles of vintage frames include Combination, Cat Eye, Horn Rim, Art Deco, EMO etc. All these options of brands and styles enable potential users to get a favorite pair.

Eyeglasses vintage help the users significantly and positively in adding personality and style to their natural look. After getting a high quality pair of vintage eyeglass frame, it is simple to get new prescription lenses and put them into the frame. Nearly all kinds of lenses can be installed into a vintage frame. The key point is selecting a good frame. It is really true that vintage eyeglass frames require more attention while making a choice. The reason is that most vintage frames have been stocked or preserved for many years. Even if they have been stayed untouched, some amount of repair work may be needed. Most vintage eyeglass frames with high quality will not deteriorate over time. But tiny problems such as loosened screws and fading nose pieces are quite possible. Due to the natural feature of vintage frames, their customers may need to have certain repair in a higher incidence than other forms of new eyeglasses.

Repairing a pair of eyeglasses vintage is similar to other types of used eyeglasses. The first step is to examine damage or areas in need of repair, including screws, hinges, the nose piece or bridge. A kit for eyeglass repair for high quality eyeglasses is needed, containing a screwdriver, replacement screws and nose pieces. Loose screws should be tightened up using the small screwdriver. Otherwise, it is necessary to replace a missing screw. After that, place a drop of clear nail polish on the head of the screw, preventing it from shifting. In some cases, old nose pieces should be replaced with new ones. The final step is to try on the eyeglasses vintage and assess the fitness.