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Loosened or stripped screws can cause the temples of eyeglasses to become loose. This can occur for a multitude of reasons:

  • Due to a person’s face changing.
  • Due to wear and tear.
  • Due to taking them on and off every day.

This document will detail how to find a loose screw and replace it using the recommended tool kit.

  1. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses, How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 1, image 1 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses, How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 1, image 2 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses, How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Fold the temples of the glasses inwards to feel which arm has less resistence.

  2. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the hinge screw on the arm that had less give.

    • The steps to replace the screw will be the exact same for both hinges.

  3. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Test each screwdriver until the correct fit is found.

    • You may have to test every screwdriver to find the correct fit.

    • The screwdriver that we used was the #2 mm screwdriver.

  4. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the correct screwdriver into the screw and gently apply pressure.

    • Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise to unscrew the screw.

  5. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Match the screw from the screwdriver kit.

    • Individually insert each screw into the eyeglasses. Different glasses use different screws.

  6. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the correct screwdriver into the screw.

  7. How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 7, image 1 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 7, image 2 of 3 How to Fix Loose Temples on Plastic Framed Reading Glasses: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the screwdriver clockwise to tighten.

    • Tighten the screw until you feel a slight resistance.

    • Do not over-tighten the screw.

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