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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Adjustment Of Personal Eyewear

Author: Diane Vaneck | | Categories: Custom Eyewear , Eye Care , Eyeglass Repair

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Adjustment Of Personal Eyewear - Blog by Penticton Optical

DIY or do-it-yourself activities are a great test of creativity and an excellent opportunity to overcome economic constraints. Simple projects and minor personal changes can also be therapeutic or fun leisure activities. However, if you have issues with your spectacle frames or think they need adjustment or repair, you have to keep many things in mind before pulling out a screwdriver and trying to fix the problem on your own. To give you an idea of the challenges and risks you could face, the experts at Penticton Optical have covered three consequences of DIYing adjustment of personal eyewear.

1. You could break your frame
When you attempt to adjust your frame, the wrong amount of pressure could result in them snapping. Additionally, moving nose pads can also have their own set of issues as they can break off quite easily. When taking apart frames, you also risk losing small, essential pieces if you aren’t careful. Therefore, it is wise to get a professional to assess what needs to be done.

2. You end up spending more
Typically if you get your eyeglasses from a reputed optical professional, they’ll repair your frames for free or may ask for a small charge for replacement parts. On the other hand, DIY attempts at solving issues with your eyewear can lead to added expenses that could be easily avoided. You might end up having to purchase a new frame altogether.

Using glue on a plastic frame may seem like a good idea however, this can result in breaking the lens as we try to dismount the lens from the frame. It can also compromise the integrity of the coatings as well as the clarity if the glue gets on the lens.  

Do things right - Hire a professional
When attempting DIY eyeglass adjustments, unless you have the right equipment, task-specific knowledge, and experience in the field, it is often wise to choose a professional to take on the job. While some adjustments can be easy, some frames are made of materials that make it tricky to adjust the glasses on your own. In fact, a type of frame style such as rimless or semi-rimless can also be difficult to adjust because of its fragility. This is why it’s better to visit a professional to get your glasses fixed.

My team and I each have well over twenty years of experience in the maintenance and selling of eyewear. We know how to repair MOST issues using the tools we have to adjust and repair eyewear. Like any licensed optician, we perform the task free of charge. However, parts may have a nominal fee to repair the damage.

If you are looking for an optical store in Penticton, BC, reach out to us at Penticton Optical. We have been providing eye care needs to the people of South Okanagan since 1954. Our professional staff comprises of Licensed Refracting Opticians and Licensed Contact Lens Technicians who are members of the College of Opticians of British Columbia. We take pride in offering you the best quality and customer service. We provide our clients with the most up-to-date lens technology, frames, and contact lenses on the market and we focus on personalized services. We understand that each one of you has different eye care needs and our staff will ensure that you’re comfortable and your needs are addressed.

We provide services such as custom eyewear, vision testing services, prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses, designer eyewear, and contact lenses. We also offer products such as contact lenses, sunglasses, eyewear accessories, and quality eyewear. We have customers visiting our optical store from across Penticton, Peachland, Summerland, Merritt, Princeton, Rock Creek, Beaverdell, Oliver, Greenwood, Grand Forks, and the surrounding areas.

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