How to Replace a Rimless Lens

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How to Replace a Rimless Lens
Rimless eyeglasses are growing in popularity. (serious businessman with eyeglasses image by Nikolay Okhitin from

The popularity of rimless eyeglasses has risen in recent years. They are fashionable and stylish, with many designer brands to choose from. The absence of rims also makes the glasses more comfortable and lightweight. However, rims add a certain amount of protection for the lenses and hold them in place securely. Without this added protection, rimless lenses are prone to breaking more often and you need to be very careful with your glasses. Fortunately, replacing a broken lens is a fairly simple process. You will need a replacement lens and an eyeglass repair kit containing a miniature screwdriver, both of which can be purchased from any optician, some "big-box" retailers or on the Internet.

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Things you need

  • Eyeglasses repair kit
  • Replacement lens
  • Soft cloth

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  1. 1

    Find the miniature screwdriver in your eyeglass repair kit. Use your screwdriver to remove the screws at the top of the earpiece. The screws attach the earpiece to your lens. Be careful not to let the earpiece fall to the ground after you have loosened the screws as it may get damaged.

  2. 2

    Use your screwdriver to remove the screws that attach the nose pad to the lens. Detach the lens from the nose pad and carefully place it on a flat surface. Remember to keep the screws safe as they are small and easily misplaced.

  3. 3

    Fix your replacement lens to the nose pad by putting the screws back in with your screwdriver. Tighten the screws and check that the lens is properly secure by trying to move it with your fingers. If the lens wobbles, you need to tighten the screws even further.

  4. 4

    Attach the earpiece to your replacement lens by inserting the remaining screws back in with your screwdriver. Use your fingers to check that the lens is secure and tighten the screws until the lens does not move.

  5. 5

    Wipe the lens with your soft cloth to remove any marks or fingerprints.

  6. 6

    Repeat these steps for your other lens if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful when handling your replacement lens to prevent any scratching or damage.
  • If you have a broken lens, be mindful of any sharp edges so you do not cut yourself.

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