This repair video served as the inspiration for my guide. A big thanks to danliv99 from YouTube for helping me fix my glasses!


  1. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement, Spring Hinge Screw: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • These are the tools I used to insert the screw through the spring hinge. In the video a paperclip was used, but the paperclip I had on-hand could not fit into the tiny recess in order to jam the spring open.

  2. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • The problem at hand: The screw will not fit through the arm because a spring is pulling on the hinge (and screw hole) in the arm.

  3. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Insert a pushpin through the hole and use it as leverage to extend the spring hinge outwards.

  4. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Be careful not to push the pushpin into your finger, as opposed to the small notch that you've just uncovered.

    • Once the spring hinge extends outward with the first pushpin, use a second pushpin to keep the hole in the "extended" position:

    • There will be a small notch revealed once the spring hinge extends outwards. Wedge the second pushpin into that notch so that the hinge doesn't go back inwards.

    • I sadly only have two hands, so I was not able to show how to wedge the pushpin and take the photo.

  5. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • With the second pushpin hanging around, line up the eyeglass frame/arm holes together.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to insert your eyeglass screw through both holes.

  6. Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Eyeglasses Spring Hinge Screw Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Finally, use a 1.2 mm flat-blade screwdriver to secure the arm to the frame.

    • Presto-blamo! Your eyeglasses are fixed.

    • The same procedure can be used on sunglasses without any problems.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.



Nice guide. Simple, straight forward and it works. In my experience I used a standard tack because that's all I had. I was able to hold pressure on the tack while I set the arm in place. Worked like a charm.

mtscott - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thanks for this, the screw came out on my glasses and I'm new to glasses so had no idea how to get the screw back in, thanks again! Saved my life on Xmas eve as I was about to leave my house to head to see my family.

Jake - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Excellent process and photos! I couldn't get a push pin to stay in the gap of my foster grant readers, but used another tiny screwdriver instead. Same idea, slightly different tool. Thanks!

Tom S - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

It's kind of confusing. Is there any other simpler explanation?

Carissa Mcellan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Great post with informative guide. I really appreciated it. Thanks

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