As frustrating as it can be, don’t throw away that broken pair of your favorite pair of expensive sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses just yet. There may be hope for cracked plastic, broken hinges, worn pads, fractured temple arm or other damage. Our Emerson Hill Optical Store, Focus Vision Care, can take your damaged or worn eyeglass frames, mix them with some old-fashioned expertise and new technologies, and give you back, a usable, wearable pair of glasses at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.
There’s no denying that, although necessary in most cases, eyeglasses are expensive. Beyond the obvious, they are as unique as the individual that wears them and our customers at our Emerson Hill Optical Store are comfortable with the fit of their present glasses. Usually, a new pair will never seem the same as an old pair and using state-of-the-art expertise and equipment, we can extend the life of your frames until you’re ready for a new look or a new prescription. We also suggest that you fix an older pair to use as a spare or have them tinted for sunglasses. You have options and we are here are to help.
To begin the repair, the broken area is carefully taken apart and sanded to dull the surface and allow maximum energy absorption from our Emerson Hill Optical Store laser welder. The frame is then held in the proper position in the welder as laser beams are applied to the damaged area. Whether sanded to a matte finish or polished to a high shine, the repair area is usually about 2 millimeters in size. A laser-repaired frame will never tarnish like solder does. Our laser welding technology can also repair titanium frames and is the only method known that can repair titanium. The eyeglasses are then reassembled with replacement parts as needed and ultrasonically cleaned. The result is near perfect and will last you for years to come.
Once you invest in a pair of eyeglasses from our Emerson Hill optical store, knowing how to take care of them properly can save you a great deal of money and hassle in the future. Knowing the best way to clean glasses and how to correctly store them in a case is the first step toward making them last for years.