Replace A Missing Screw On Your Glasses With A Toothpick

Replace a Missing Screw on Your Glasses with a Toothpick

When a screw goes missing from your glasses, you lose either a lens or the earpiece. In a pinch, you can replace that missing screw with a toothpick.

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If your glasses lose a screw and you don't have an eyeglass repair kit handy, a toothpick makes for a handy temporary fix. Line up the holes and poke a toothpick in as far as it will go. Break the toothpick off and seal it with a piece of tape. This should hold your glasses together until you can get a replacement screw or drop by your favourite glasses vendor and have them fixed.

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    A few months ago I used the wire from a pipe cleaner and I'm still wearing them.

    A short piece from a paper clip, suitably bent will also do the trick - almost permanently!

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