Like so many of us, Melissa is blind without her glasses. She pauses her television show, slips her glasses off, and rubs at her tired eyes. She gets up to get a snack or use the lady’s, leaving her glasses behind sitting on the couch cushion. Her eyes need a break. When she gets back, she forgets she left her glasses there, doesn’t see them, and sits down… right on top of them. Her heart sinks when she hears the crack of her glasses snapping in half at the bridge. She has to go to work in the morning, so what is she going to do about this?
Have you ever been in Melissa’s shoes? Accidents happen, and glasses are unfortunately common victims. If you’ve broken your eyeglasses at the bridge, give one of these temporary fixes a try to get you through until replacing them becomes possible.
Temporary Fixes For A Broken Eyeglasses Bridge
Tape or Glue
For a temporary fix that may not be the most fashion-forward, glue and tape your glasses back together Harry Potter style. For the best results, clean both broken pieces to remove any grease, and remove any leftover tape or glue if this isn’t your first rodeo. Strong tape will probably get you through your workday, but a more reliable fix requires super glue and some sort of glossy paper (magazine pages, wrapping paper, etc.). Individually glue thin strips of the paper around the bridge to mend your glasses. Allow time for each paper strip to dry before applying the next one.
Glue and Thread
For a stronger fix, you can sand down the broken edges, glue them together, and drill two holes on either side of the crack. Wrap as much thread as you can fit through the holes to add support to the cracked centre of the bridge. When finished, cover the thread in glue to ensure a strong, reliable fix.
We hope these temporary fixes come in handy next time your glasses break at the bridge. Need new eyeglasses? Visit our Langley eye clinic, Vision Care Centre. We have more than 2,000 frames to choose from!