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Reuse Lenses From Broken Reading Glasses

Don't throw away those old plastic reading glass lenses if the cheap frames break! I managed to recycle a pair of stronger lenses into another cheap wire frame that was flexible enough to grip around the lenses and was the approximate size and shape. I eased the soft wire around the lens, putting it in place.


Result - another pair of emergency reading glasses. Someone crafty or good with a drill might also try recycling individual lenses into "monocles" of a sort to wear around the neck with a cord or ribbon. has tricks you can do with cameras using old lenses too.

By pamphyila from L.A., CA

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

The link you listed isn't available...:(

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May 29, 20100 found this helpful

Javajano, I know what you mean. I think she might mean

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