How to Tighten Loose Sunglasses

Updated July 20, 2017

Sunglasses are helpful in keeping harmful UV rays from hurting your eyes and there are many styles that can look good on any face. Sunglasses tend to become loose due to everyday use and taking the glasses off improperly. The process of tightening loose sunglasses is an easy and quick one.

Locate the small screws on each side of the eyepiece, on the sunglasses.

Using the small screwdriver, tighten the screws. Turn the screw right to tighten and left to loosen.

Try the sunglasses on. If they still feel loose, repeat step number two until the glasses feel comfortable on your face.

Do not over tighten the screws as this will strip them and then the glasses will remain perpetually loose.


If you don't have a screwdriver that fits the screws, you can purchase an eyeglass repair kit at a drugstore for a few dollars. Be gentle when taking sunglasses off. Grabbing them off your face forcefully can cause undue tension on the glasses, causing them to become loose.

Things You'll Need

  • A small screwdriver (specially made for glasses)
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Based in Chicago, Shelly Godefrin has been professionally writing since 2006 when she got her first job after college at the News Chief Newspaper. Godefrin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Journalism from Warner University. Godefrin's areas of expertise are education, organizational skills and Chicago.