How To Remove Lenses From Prescription Glasses

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How To Remove Lenses From Prescription Glasses

The following steps can be followed if you would like to remove the lenses from your glasses.

In this lesson, we will demonstrate how to remove the lenses from both a pair of metal frames and a pair of plastic frames.

It is not recommended that you attempt this before speaking with your optometrist or the customer service department where you purchased your eyeglasses. You might just damage the lenses or frames.

Taking the lenses out of metal frame glasses

Step 1 – Locate the screws that hold the frames to the lenses

It might just be two small screws on the bridge of the frame that hold the frame around the lenses.

Step 2 – Unscrew the lenses from the metal frames

Make sure not to misplace the screws once they are removed from the frames by using a screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit.

Step 3 – Remove the lens from the glasses’ interior

The procedure for popping out the right lens is as follows: Using your left hand, hold the frames with your thumb and place it on the nose bridge. Using your right hand, using your thumb, gently push the inside of the right lens near the nose bridge.

By grasping the frame with your right hand and the lens with your left hand, you would be able to remove the left lens.

Take the lenses out of a pair of plastic frame glasses

Step 1 – Heat the Plastic Frames

You can warm the plastic frames holding the lenses in water or with a hairdryer. Be careful not to damage the frames or injure yourself if you use a hairdryer or a bowel of warm water.

Step 2 – Push the Lens Out From the Inside of the Glasses

Using a soft towel, hold the warmed up plastic frames with your left hand while popping out the right lens. Your left thumb should be placed on the nose bridge of the glasses. With your right thumb, gently push the lens out from the inside of the glasses near the nose bridge until it falls out.

By grasping the frame with your right hand and the lens with your left hand, you would be able to remove the left lens.

Final Thoughts

It is our sincere hope that these steps have been helpful to you, but once again, we would like to remind you that you might want to consult your local optical shop or optometrist to get this done correctly for you in order to avoid making a costly mistake in the process.

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