How to Repair Rimless Prescription Eyeglasses

Rimless prescription eyeglasses are lightweight and flattering on most faces. Unlike traditional metal or plastic frames, the lens is only held in by a clear, durable plastic line that is difficult to see. They’re similar to other eyeglasses when it comes to repairing and adjusting the temple area, ear pieces and nose pads, but when the lens pops out of rimless glasses, fixing them can prove to be either really easy or really difficult

Things You’ll Need:
Phillips screwdriver
Needle-nose pliers

Repairing Popped-Out Lenses
1 Hold the lens firmly in your hand. Do not use any tools to grasp your lenses as they may become damaged or scratched beyond repair.

2 Place the lens into the hold in the frames they would normally go, making sure to place them in the correct direction.

3 Gently use your fingers to pull the clear, plastic line around the end of the lens, making sure to place the line in the groove around the edges of the lens. If you find that the clear plastic line fits too loosely now to hold the lens, you may use a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the screw holding the line.

Repairing Bent Temples
1 Set the glasses down on a level surface, such as a table, to get a better look at how they need to be adjusted. This will show you how they’re off-balance.

2 Use needle-nosed pliers to gently clamp down and pinch the corner of the frame. This is where the main frame meets the arm of the glasses.

3 Use the needle-nose pliers to bend the frame slightly downward or upward, depending on which direction they need to be adjusted.

Repairing Bent Earpieces
1 Hold the frame before the ear pieces curves and bend it away or toward the main frame.

2 Straighten the curve of the ear piece if it’s too curved and cuts into the back of your ears.

3 Curve the earpiece if you find that it’s so straight it won’t sit well on your ears.

Repairing Bent Nose Pads
1 Use needle-nose pliers to twist nose pads inward if they’re set too wide and low.

2 Use needle-nose pliers to twist nose pads outward if they’re set too narrow and high.

3 Use needle-nose pliers to twist nose pads upward or downward if they simply sit on your face incorrectly or uncomfortably.

Tips & Warnings
If the actual plastic line holding the edge of your frames breaks, you will need to go to an optometrist’s office to have the glasses professionally repaired..