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All of the metal parts of eyeglass frames can be repaired, using laser welding technology. Read below for an explanation of the types of repairs that can be performed.
One of the most common eyeglass frame breaks to occur is around the area of the hinge. This typically occurs when the temple arm has been forced beyond it's normal operational range.
Other times it is the failure of the attachment mechanism. Where the screw connection itself has been affected, our technician will use a variety of techniques to repair it.
Occasionally the spring action within hinges cannot be restored due to a failure of the spring mechanism itself. These temple arms are repaired so that they have a regular hinge action i.e. no 'spring'.
The end piece may also detach from the lens frame (rim) at the welded join. This type of break is easily repairable.
Typically eyeglass manufacturers try to minimize the size of the pad arms on eyeglasses for aesthetics purposes. This results typically in a more fragile join to the eyeglass frame, or where the pads themselves attach to the glasses.
Fortunately we can reattach your pad arm relatively easily. As it is quite close in proximity to the lens itself, the lens will be removed (if possible) to minimize the risk to them.
We also have a limited number of replacement options if your pad arm has gone missing.
The bridge of the eyeglasses is another location where breaks frequently occur. This has occurred typically as a result of a forceful bending in this area. This repair more than any of the others requires careful realignment of the metal before, during and after the repair.
Our technician will attempt to restore this correct alignment as best possible.
The repair of the eyeglass frame itself (the 'rim') is complicated slightly due to the fact that the frames must match the shape and the size of the lens. The technician will expertly ensure that the lens refits the frame.
Many pairs of eyeglasses are designed with a very subtle frame that is made of relatively thin metal. Without additional reinforcement our experience has shown that these are the most likely breaks to fail.
When this type of repair presents itself our technician will need to use some type of reinforcement to support the break area. We will endeavor to make this as invisible as possible.
While most breaks occur in the joint areas of the eyeglass frame, occasionally a break may occur along the temple arm itself. This type of break should be relatively straightforward.
If you own a pair of rimless glasses, such as Silhouette brand glasses, it is possible that the break has occurred to the post attachment.
Our technician will carefully recover the post or form a new post, and then reweld the post to the frame, restoring the original structure of the glasses.
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