How to Repair Spring-Hinged Eyeglass Frames

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Spring-hinged eyeglass frames allow the temple part of the frame to move back and forth. Repair your frames with the help of a board-certified optometrist in this free video.

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Troy Kish at Cool Springs Eye Care in Franklin, Tennessee. Just going to discuss how to repair spring hinged temples. Just to define what a spring-hinge is, it's a little mechanism put on the temple that has a spring that allows the temple to move back and forward like this. Now, the one that's off is this one and you can see there's a little tiny hole, and we call that the barrel. Basically we are going to stick the barrel into the hole of the frame. Now, you'll notice whenever you do this that these holes will not line up. And the reason why the holes won't line up is because the spring is activated in the spring temple. So, we have to use a special design screw that has a little point in it sort of like a needle. And of course, we are going to guide the needle through the hole and line up the holes and push the screw until it comes out of the back hole. Now, what you are going to see come out is the needle tip, and then of course, we have to screw in the rest of the screw. And by that we are going to use a table top. Wonderful. And just keep turning till the screw finally seats. And these types of screws are designed to be broken right off. We just need a pair of needle-nose pliers. You can grab the screw right at the tip and break it right off. And there you have it. Spring-hinge repaired.

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