One of the unfortunate things that can happen to any person is when their glasses break. It can happen to the strongest frames and the most expensive glasses. A broken pair of glasses is just flat-out inconvenient when it comes down to it. It can also be a total pain for your wallet if you aren’t prepared for that possibility.
- Have Them Repaired Instead of Buying a New Pair
Having the frames repaired is a perfect temporary solution if your glasses have been damaged, but they still can be used. Some damage can be fixed with minor adjustments and new screws or plastic pieces to hold the frame together. It’s also worth checking to see if the lenses need to be replaced before paying too much for a pair of new glasses.
- Save Up for a New Pair of Glasses
You don’t have to spend the money immediately when you have the chance to put some money away for a new pair down the road. Making an appointment for an optical shop is an easy way to save up for a brand new pair of eyeglasses if you are willing to put in some hard work and dedication.
It will also help avoid damage while your frames are being repaired. Additionally, if you get your frames repaired as part of a trial program, they may be less expensive than buying regular brand-new glasses when ready.
- Try to Buy Affordable Frames
Because of the possibility of breakage, it’s always a good idea to get an affordable pair of glasses as your first pair. Even if you only buy them for an inexpensive $25, they will serve their purpose until you have saved up enough to replace them with a nice set when you are ready.
Buying something affordable isn’t necessarily bad, as long as it fits well and is comfortable. You aren’t making a lifetime commitment to that particular set of glasses. If the frames do break, go ahead and spend the money on your next pair.
Why Do My Glasses Break So Often?
It may feel like it, but your glasses are not likely to break every time you put them on and take them off. If you find that your glasses are breaking as you’re taking them off, or if they break when you put them down or set them on the counter, there may be another problem.
Adjustments are one of the most common ways to solve this problem, so schedule an appointment for some adjustments. You might also have a damaged wire or a crooked nose pad. It’s better to have professional take care of it than risk damaging your new pair of frames.
Drying your hair can actually cause your eyeglasses to break. The dry air can put extreme pressure on the lenses and cause them to crack. If you blow-dry your hair, it’s best to use an electric hair dryer with a timer instead of just setting the temperature and blowing out any stray air.
If you are fidgeting with your glasses all day, for instance, by adjusting them, so they are just right or pressing on them, you may be causing damage that can lead to cracks. If this is an issue, try putting an elastic band around your glasses’ arms and nose pad so they stay in place while you wear them.
Having your glasses break is an inconvenience when it comes down to it. But when you are prepared for the possibility, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing as long as you can turn the opportunity into a learning experience.