How To Fix Your Glasses; From Broken Frames To Scratched Lenses


We’ve all had that one pair of broken glasses that we wish we had known how to fix, but in the end, spending all that money on repairs or a whole new pair of glasses just wasn’t worth it. But what if I told you repairing your own glasses and sunglasses actually isn’t that hard, and you don’t always need a professional? With a little bit of effort and some life hacks you can bring your glasses back from the dead and get back outside to do what you love. 


Banishing Scratches from Your Lenses 


Scratches on your sunglasses' lenses can be a real eyesore, and can even make a pair of glasses unwearable. But before you resign yourself to an impaired view, try this simple fix. Grab some toothpaste (yep, you read that right!) and a cotton ball. Apply a small dab of toothpaste to the scratched area and gently rub it in using circular motions for about a minute. Then, wipe away the toothpaste with a clean cotton ball, rinse, and voila! Those pesky scratches should be significantly diminished, leaving you with clear vision once again. This same method also works by making a paste using baking soda and water, then applying said paste to the lens with a cotton ball before rinsing.  We can’t guarantee that your lenses will look brand new again though, sometimes, getting new lenses is just the way to go. Replacement lenses offer a longer fix than quick DIYs, but if all you need is a quick fix, these methods are cheap alternatives.


Coping with Broken Lenses 


When your lenses call it quits, it can feel like the end of the line for your beloved sunglasses. But don’t worry, here at Fuse Lenses, we've got you covered. Whether you're rocking classic aviators, sporty wraparounds, or funky retro styles, we've got replacement lenses to fit just about any frame. Plus, with our wide range of lens colors and coatings, you can customize your shades to suit your style and needs perfectly. Our lenses are easy to order and install in any frame you could think of. From name brand to gas station frames, if your lenses are shattered, Fuse has got you covered.


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Tighten or Loosen Your Frames with Ease 


If your sunglasses feel a bit wonky on your face, it might be time to give them a tune-up. For loose frames, grab a small screwdriver (usually a precision Phillips head, but always make sure to double check so you don’t use the wrong one) and tighten up those screws on the hinges. Be careful not to overtighten, though - you don't want to strip the screws! If your frames are feeling a bit snug, gently loosen the screws until they feel just right. It's a simple adjustment that can make a world of difference in comfort and fit.


Dealing with a Snapped Frame 


If your sunglasses took a tumble and the frame couldn't handle the fall, don't panic - there's still hope! Depending on the severity of the break, you might be able to salvage your shades with a bit of DIY. For small cracks or breaks, try using a strong adhesive like acrylic or glass glue to carefully bond the pieces back together. Just be sure to let it dry completely before wearing them again. If the damage is beyond repair, it might be time to consider checking your warranty and springing for a replacement frame. Many companies selling sunglasses and glasses will offer a warranty just for situations like this, and you may even be able to replace your glasses free of cost. Here at Fuse, we offer a lifetime warranty that promises one free replacement if your frames or lenses break, because we know life can be rough on your glasses.



  • Minor Scratches and scrapes can be reduced, and sometimes even erased, using toothpaste, water and a cotton ball. Alternatively, you could use water and baking soda.   

  • Replacement lenses offer an easy and long-lasting fix to completely broken or shattered lenses. 

  • Sunglasses fitting unusually could be due to the tightness or looseness of the screws on the arms your frames. You can fix this problem yourself with the correct screwdriver.  

  • Snapped frames can be fixed with glass or acrylic glue depending on where the break is. For frames beyond repair check your warranty to see if you’re eligible for a replacement


Next time your lenses get scratched, or the arm breaks off your frame, don’t panic! Just remember that if you put your mind to it, you can DIY almost anything, including sunglass repair. And if the damage is beyond DIY revival, check out Fuse Lenses to replace your lenses and give your glasses new life, or even get a new pair of shades all together!

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