Eyeglasses screw tends to loosen because of the daily use. When this happens to you, what would you do? It would be time-consuming to go to the optical store every time your eyeglasses loosens.

What if it happens in the middle of the night and all the stores are closed? Learn how to tighten glasses effectively by following the simple steps below.

1.    Steps on Tightening Your Eyeglasses with Screw

What You Need:

  • A Screwdriver

You don’t need any fancy tools to complete the tightening. A small flat screwdriver is the only tool you need. Follow the steps below:

  • Prepare the Tools You Need

Since you will be working on a very small screw, make sure you have the smallest flat screwdriver.

  • Check Which Arm Needs to be Tighten

To determine which arm requires some tightening, place your glasses on the table. The arm which is not in its usual position or is a bit off that is the one that needs some screwing. Another way to check it is by moving it. If you find it a little bit loose or wobbly, then you need to adjust it.

  • Tighten the Screw

Get your screwdriver and start turning the screw to tighten. Be careful when doing this. You might accidentally hit the lens. You might have a bigger problem if it happens. Tighten the screw enough to make sure it won’t fall when you wear it. Excessive force or too much tightening can break the arm.

  • Wear and Check if it Solves the Issue

Test your eyeglasses. If it does not wobble or fits perfectly on you, then you have completed the job.

2.    Steps on Tightening Your Glasses without A Screwdriver

There are instances when the screwdriver you need is not available. At this moment, what would you do? Below are simple steps on tightening your glasses without a screwdriver.

What You Need:

  • Paper clip
  • Lighter
  • Pliers

The process is the same when working with a small screwdriver. The only difference is that you will be using a paper clip instead of the tool.

  • Heat the Paperclip

Get the paperclip. Remove the plastic covering to expose the wire. Using your lighter, heat the wire enough to soften it. Then while it is still hot, flatten the wire with the pliers. This will serve as your tool in tightening the screw.

  • Tighten the Screw

Place the flattened paperclip on the screw and start turning it to tighten. Again be careful when doing the process as you might hit the lens.

Signs Your Glasses Needs Some Tightening

How will you know if your glasses need some tightening? One of the common reasons is when it starts sliding down to your nose bridge. Another sign is when your eyeglasses wobble. Its physical look is also affected. You will notice that it did not look the same way when you bought it. The arm of the frame is a bit off is one of the reasons.

The tightening of your eyeglasses is easy, especially if it has screws in the arm. The process is quite simple.