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Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses?When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.

 

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Removing the Tint from Prescription SunglassesThis page is about removing the tint from prescription sunglasses. Sometimes the tint color of your glasses is not the way you want it.

 

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Repairing Scratched EyeglassesScratched eyeglasses are a real nuisance and make it hard to wear the glasses you need. Repairing the scratch will help you see better and your glasses will look nicer also. This is a page about repairing scratched eyeglasses.

 

Tinted eye glasses on white.

Tinting Eyeglasses at Home?Some people try to tint their own eyeglasses at home to save money at the optometrist. However, this can cause eye damage as the dyed glasses will not protect your eyes from the sun.

 

Black plastic eyeglasses on a white background.

Repairing Scratches on Polycarbonate LensesIt is frustrating when you find scratches on your lenses. Learn how to fix scratches on glasses with these DIY eyeglass scratch repair tips.

 

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Scratch Resistant Coating is Peeling Off LensesWhen peeling eye glass lens coating makes it hard to see you may want to remove it. This is a page about scratch resistant coating is peeling off lenses.

 

Blue eyeglass frames on white background.

Changing the Color of Eyeglass FramesWhen you want a different look for your glasses, you can carefully paint your frames with finger nail polish or permanent markers. This is a page about changing the color of eyeglass frames.

 

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Use Clear Nail Polish to Secure Loose Screws on GlassesIf your glasses are out of warrantee and a screw becomes loose, one way to hold it in place is to use clear nail polish. This is a page about use clear nail polish to secure loose screws on glasses.

 

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Polishing Eyeglass Lenses?How do I remove scratches from my eyeglasses lens?

 

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Repairing Scratched Sunglass Frames?Does anyone know how to get scratches out of sunglass frames? Not the lenses but frames. I accidentally left them on top of my car and drove off. I'm having the lenses replaced but the frames got kind of scratched up. They are my favorite pair of sunglasses and not to mention they were expensive so I want to try to salvage them. Thanks.

 

An eyeglass lens that has been made cloudy with acetone.

Acetone Made My Eyeglasses Cloudy?Acetone can destroy the coating on eyeglasses. If you accidentally get some on your lenses you will need to take them to a shop to see if the damaged coating can be removed and a new coating applied. This is a page about acetone made my eyeglasses cloudy.

 

Preventing Broken Eye Glass Chains

Preventing Broken Eye Glass ChainsI have wider than usual eye glass temples. Stretching the little rubber tips that go over the temples often makes them break. While I only spend $1 on them, I still have to replace them when they break.

 

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Repairing the Coating on Metal Glasses Frames?My husband has a pair of metal frame glasses. The coating on the temple tips has fallen off. Is there a way to replace this or do we just have to by him new glasses?

 

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Removing Super Glue on Plastic LensesGet 91% alcohol and Q-tips and rub the smudge like crazy. This will take some time and a little elbow grease but it works. I just did it on my plastic lenses. And they are crystal clear. this really does work!

 

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Repairing EyeglassesThis is a page about repairing eyeglasses. Minor repairs to your eyeglasses can be done at home.

 

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Use Bandaids For Emergency Eyeglass RepairIf you ever have to tape eyeglasses of any other small item temporarily, instead of scotch tape or even electrical tape, cut off the sticky portion of a band-aid and use that instead.

 

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Repairing Hinges on Sunglasses?I need to repair the hinges on some sunglasses. Where I can find parts?

 

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Acetone Damage on Eye Glasses?How can you repair eye glasses with acetone damage?

 

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Where Can I Find Eyeglass Chain Ends?I am looking for the rubber eyeglass chain ends that attach to the eyeglasses. Does anyone know where to find them? Thank you.

 

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Adjusting Your Own EyewearYou can make minor adjustments to your eyewear yourself. Glasses, sunglasses and even sunglass clips can be gently tweaked to get them to both fit better generally and also to get them back into alignment. Take off your glasses and see how the ear pieces are lined up.

 

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Lens CPR Ruined Glasses?Lens CPR ruined my glasses. Help.

 

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Removing Scratch on Sunglasses?How to get a scratch off of sunglasses?

 

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Eye Glasses Are Too Tight?I have new eye glasses, and have had the ear pieces adjusted but they are still too tight. Can someone tell me a way to loosen them or some sort of padding for the ear part?

 

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Minimizing Appearance of Damage on Eyeglasses?My dog chewed on my eyeglasses and scratched them. Is there any way to make the damage unnoticable?

 

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Glasses With a Broken Bridge?The bridge of my glasses is broken near right lens and nothing seems to hold it together. Is the situation hopeless?

 

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Quick Fix for a Broken Glasses HingeQuick Fix for a Broken Glasses Hinge. An excellent "quick-fix" for when you lose one of the tiny screws in your glasses: use a staple! Put it into the two screw holes, then use tweezers or some other "squeeze thing". . .

 

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Repairing Temple Pieces on Eye Glasses FramesTemple pieces on prescription glass are expensive to have replaced at "Prescription Eye Care Stores", if they are not under warranty.

 

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Darkening Plastic Sunglasses Lenses with RIT Dye?I know the basic stuff for dyeing glasses with RIT dye. I can't seem to get my plastic lenses dark enough. I wear prescription eye glasses with over sunglasses. My goal is to get the sunglasses so dark that no one knows or sees my spectacles. I would like to still be able to see though.

 

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Brasso for Removing Scratches on Eyeglasses?Does using Brasso really work on removing scratches from eyeglasses?

 

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Removing Scratched Coating on Eyeglasses?How do I remove the scratched coating from my eyeglasses?

 

An eyeglass lens that has been made cloudy with acetone.

Acetone Made My Eyeglasses Cloudy?I accidentally got acetone on my eyeglasses and it took the coating off of my glasses. Now they are really foggy. How do I fix this?

 

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Removing Anti-Reflective Coating on Plastic Lenses?I have tried Armour Etch, 91% alcohol, car polish, furniture polish, Magic Eraser, metal polish, acetone, oven cleaner, Goo Gone, picking at the film (kind of smears it), and gasoline, and it still won't come off. I did an older pair of glasses and it came off with one coat of Etch. This won't budge.

 

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Fixing Homemade Tinted Glasses?I tinted my glasses with Rit dye and one lens is way too dark. How can I remove some of the tint?

 

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