How to Fix Warped Sunglasses

Fix your sunglasses using a few simple steps.
Fix your sunglasses using a few simple steps. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Fixing warped sunglasses is a wise way to continue to look cool and save money in the process. In fact, sunglasses can range in costs from several dollars to several hundred dollars. Warped sunglasses my result from failing hardware and/or disfigured temples -- the long sidebar extensions connecting the frames to the earpieces. Check every portion of your sunglasses to see if they are correctable before spending hard-earned cash on a replacement pair.

Things You'll Need

  • Optical screwdriver
  • Magnifying glass
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Pot holders

Adjust the nosepieces. Apply medium pressure to squeeze and manipulate the rubber nose pieces into the right shape. Warped nosepieces can cause glasses to sit crooked or irritate your skin.

Unfold the sunglasses and set them on a flat surface. Look and see if both earpieces sit evenly on the surface. If one is unbalanced it may be due to warped hardware. Unscrew the screw for the temple using an optical screwdriver. Examine the screw with the naked eye or, if necessary, a magnifying glass to identify rust or warp. Replace the old screw with a fresh screw to rebalance the frames.

Pop the lenses out of your sunglasses. Bring a medium pot of water to a slow boil. Place the sunglasses frames into the water for up to two minutes. Remove the frames with tongs and manipulate the warm frames with your hands to re-straighten and fix any warping.

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