Most eyeglasses are far more resilient than people expect, but they can and do get broken. Your first inclination may be to grab a few tools and attempt repairs yourself if you lose a lens, break off a nose piece, or a screw goes missing, but sometimes, this is not the best idea. Take a look at some of the reasons you should trust eyeglasses repair to professionals.
The Tools for Eyeglasses Repairs Are Not Your Typical Tools
You can pick up small DIY eyeglasses repair kits just about anywhere that will contain things like tiny screwdrivers and wrenches. While these tools may help you tighten a loose screw or make general repairs, they are not quite the same as what a professional uses at an eyewear center. The truth is, it can be really hard to amass the collection of tools professionals have that are specifically designed to make eyeglass repairs.
You Could Cause Damages That Would Make Professional Repairs Impossible
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to avoid DIY eyeglasses repairs is the fact that even attempting repairs on your own could potentially damage your glasses more. For example, something like a broken bridge on a pair of plastic-frame glasses may look easy enough to glue together, but some types of glue are corrosive, which can make it even harder to repair the glasses if they break in the same place again.
It Can Be Difficult to Make Repairs That Are Not Visible
If you do manage to repair something on your eyeglasses, those repairs may be visible. Some types of metal frames can be welded back together if they break, but making these tiny amendments at home can leave you with an unsightly mark where you made the repairs. If you take your glasses to a professional, the repair work will be so good that you will likely not spot any differences.
You invest a lot in your eyeglasses, and you need them to correct your vision. Taking chances with them by trying to do DIY repairs may not be the best idea. If you have a pair of eyeglasses that need repairs or you would like a new pair of frames for lenses from a broken pair of glasses, reach out to our professionals at Asterix for information about how we can help.