Repair Tools for Rimless Glasses

Updated April 17, 2017

Rimless glasses give those with less than perfect vision an alternative to both contact lenses and traditional framed glasses. Because rimless glasses lack a frame to hold the lenses in place, the hardware and tools used to repair and assemble the glasses are different from the tools used with standard glasses.


Rimless glasses require 2.0 and 2.5 millimetre hex nut and star nut wrenches to install their hardware. Alternately, you may use a 2.2 millimetre hex nut wrench (or star nut wrench, depending on the hardware), as it fits both the 2.0 and 2.5 millimetre sizes.

Lens Cutter/File

Lens files or cutters trim and shape the lenses to your liking. Most cutters taper to a fine point that you use for filing the holes needed to install the glasses' hardware.


The beveler tool drills the holes in the lenses used to mount the hardware.

Compression Pliers

Specially made compression pliers with rubber-coated jaws compress the bushings on rimless glasses without damaging the lenses.

Bushing Cutters

Bushing cutter pliers cut and/or trim the bushings used in the assembly of rimless glasses.

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