How To Fix Broken Glasses Bridge

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How To Fix Broken Glasses Bridge

Your life become more challenging if you are suffering from myopia or another eye-related illness. Nevertheless, one morning, you accidentally broke your glasses in half after waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

When this occurs, how can you proceed? Is it a good idea to drive to the nearest optical store without being able to see anything on the way? Fortunately, this article is here to help!

Here are three ways to fix broken glasses bridges:

  • Super Glue: glue the two broken parts of your glasses together and wait until completely dry to use. This method can also be applied to other damaged parts of your glasses, like the arms.

  • Heat and a Pin: Unite by putting two needles into the bridge, pushing the two parts towards each other. This method, however, isn’t advisory for children to follow by themselves.

  • Sewing Your Glasses: Drill two holes on each side of the broken bridge and pass the thread many times through the holes to secure the bridge. Finish with some extra glue to enhance the durability.

First Clean Your Glasses!

It is imperative that you clean your glasses prior to using them. A soft cloth, sandpaper, and rubbing alcohol will be needed.

  • Using rubbing alcohol, gently clean the surface of the two parts of the broken glasses bridge. This will ensure that dust and impurities are removed from the surface and prevent the broken parts from sticking together in the future.

  • The surface on which you intend to apply glue should be flattened using sandpaper.

  • As a final step, use a soft cloth to wipe the bridge to ensure that it is clean and dry.

After cleaning your glasses, choose one of the three methods outlined above, read the instructions below, and let’s get started.

Here are three simple methods for repairing a broken glass bridge

1. Superglue – a good old friend

If you are looking for an easy and fashionable way to repair your glasses, this might be the best way. You will need super glue and some recommended brands include Loctite, Krazy Glue, etc.

Please ensure that your glasses are clean in advance; you may refer to the instructions above for assistance.

  • Hold the parts steadily for a minute until the glue sets up on both sides of the broken parts of your glasses bridge.

  • Once the glue is fully cured, you can place your glasses somewhere and allow them to dry. Be patient and you will not have to repeat this process. Once you have done this, you are done.

2. Heat and a pin – a winning combination

To fix plastic glasses that have been broken in half, you can use two needles to stitch them back together. You will also need some water, a small pot to boil water, and some gloves in order to complete this process.

Please note that this method pertains only to broken plastic glasses bridges. If you have a metal or wood frame, please refer to the next method.

  • If this is the case, you have the option of cleaning your glasses or not.

  • In a small pot, bring some water to a boil over a high flame.

  • Using the steam, heat the frame by holding the broken parts over it. You should hold it close enough to the steam so that it softens but does not melt. Wear an extra pair of gloves to protect yourself from burns.

(Do not use an open flame as this will cause the frame to melt and make it irreparable.)

  • Once the frame has become soft, remove it from the heat quickly and insert a needle through the bridge on both sides.

  • Ensure that the edges of the plastic are pushed together and smoothed over the needles while the plastic is still soft.

  • After the bridge has been shaped to your specifications, let it cool down until the plastic frame becomes hard. At this point, you can temporarily use your gadget until you require a new one.

3. Unexpected sewing techniques

The final option, if none of the methods outlined above do not work for you, is to sew the broken metal glasses bridges, or frames made from any other material.

For this method, you will need to have a drill, nylon string or durable thread in a color that matches the lenses of your glasses, a thin needle, two rubber bands, a wooden stick, super glue (as shown in the first method), a marker, and some cotton swabs.

  • Ensure that your clean glasses are placed on a flat surface.

  • Make sure both halves of your glasses are positioned correctly. Place the wooden stick on top of both halves, and secure it with two rubber bands. Check there are no gaps or breaks, and that the rubber bands are holding the frames together properly.

  • Fill the gaps between the two halves by pouring a small amount of glue into the joint. Use the cotton swabs to remove any excess glue, and make sure the glue is completely dry before moving on.

  • To perforate the frame, use a small drill bit and drill two holes parallel to each other on each end of the broken bridge.

  • Make the two pieces fit together by sewing them together with a thin needle and threading the needle with nylon string or thread. The nylon string or thread should be long enough to hold the two parts in place.

  • The needle and string should be passed through the holes continuously until they are no longer filled. Trim off the excess thread. Add more glue to the two holes and soak the string in the glue.

  • Let the glue dry before using your glasses and wipe off any excess glue.

  • Using the excess thread from the previous step, wrap the broken pieces from front to back as many times as possible after the glue has dried.

  • Once you have wrapped the part, apply glue to it, wipe off the excess, then allow it to dry for a period of time.

In conclusion

These are my 3 most effective methods for temporarily repairing a broken glasses nose bridge, and I’m sure that temporary corrected glasses are not janky at all. Hopefully, you will know what to do in the future if you break your glasses in half again.