Being able to see clearly for a lot of Americans means getting eyeglasses to correct their vision, but buying glasses is not always cheap if you do not have health insurance that covers some of the cost. Opting for metal frames is a good decision since these frames tend to outlast plastic frames. However, these frames can also break. If you have a damaged pair of metal eyeglasses, it is a good idea to seek repairs.
Will the frames be weaker after they have been repaired?
In most cases, your repaired metal frames will be just as strong and resilient as they were the day you brought them home. Technicians use materials that are meant to strengthen the damaged area. For example, if you have a broken frame around a lens, welding material is used to correct the issue, and the end result is usually rather resilient.
Will you be able to see where the repair was made?
The eyeglass repair technician will go to great lengths to make sure the repairs done to your metal frames are not noticeable when the work is completed. For instance, if a small section has to be welded, the technician will use welding material the same metal alloy as the frames so the color is the same, and they will also use a small piece of sandpaper to smooth down the weld.
How do you know it is best to just get new frames?
Naturally, there are some types of damage that are difficult to repair. And, there are some situations when it is best to go ahead and get new frames. Some situations when metal frames may have to be replaced include:
- If the frames have been stepped on, or they are severely misshapen
- If the frames are missing sections after they have been broken
- If the frames are showing signs of rust, discoloration, or corrosion
Contact Asterix in Portland for More Information About Eyeglasses Repairs
Buying new glasses every time your frames have a problem can become an expensive endeavor. It is always more logical and cost-efficient to have the glasses repaired if you can. If you have a damaged pair of metal frames, reach out to us at Asterix in Portland, OR to find out if we can help you out. Our skilled technicians have the necessary tools and experience to make general repairs.