How to Repair Spring-Hinged Eyeglass Frames

Updated November 21, 2016

If you are tired of the cockeyed worldview that accompanies the sliding glasses syndrome, gather a few common household items and return your vision to normal. Repairing spring-hinged eyeglass frames can cost less than taking the glasses to an optometrist for repair. It will save you even more money by repairing your spring-hinged eyeglass frames instead of buying new ones. There is no need to buy brand new frames or spend extra money on paying for repairs when you can repair spring-hinged eyeglass frames at home.

Examine the spring hinge using a magnifying glass.

Press the safety pin against the base of the screw from the underside of the spring-hinge.

Maintain pressure on the safety pin while backing the screw out. The temple hole and the chassis hole remain properly aligned throughout the process.

Re-insert the screw. Retreat the safety pin so the tension on the spring-hinge does not slip before the screw is seated.

Dab a little nail polish on the screw's head. Let it dry.

Cover the eye glass lens with a cleaning cloth. Spray a small amount of WD-40 or another lubricant on the screw. Wait one minute. Wipe off the excess.


If you have a new screw the same size as the original, use the new screw in step 4 and skip step 5.

Things You'll Need

  • Magnifying glass
  • Safety pin
  • Clear nail polish
  • Cleaning cloth
  • WD 40
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Daniel Smith graduated from technical school in 1993 and has been writing since 2005. His has written numerous articles for the instructional website called eHow in areas including gardening, home improvement, celebrating special events and health-related topics.