How to Pop Out the Lenses From Glasses | Metal & Plastic Frame Steps

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Pop lenses out of glasses

If for some reason you want to take the lenses out of your glasses then there are some easy steps to follow.

We will share how to get the lenses out of a both a pair of metal frame glasses or plastic frame glasses.

Please Note: We do not recommend trying to do this before trying to speak to an optometrist or the customer support of where you bought your glasses. You might just break the lenses or frames, so please be careful.

How to Take the Lenses Out a Pair of Metal Frame Glasses

Step 1 - Locate the Screws Holding the Frames Around the Lenses

Look for the screws that hold the frames around the lenses. They might just be two small screws by the bridge.

Step 2 - Unscrew the Lenses from The Metal Frames

Use a screwdriver from an eyeglasses repair kit to turn the anticlockwise to loosen the screws in the frame. Make sure not to misplace the screws once they are out the frames.

Step 3 - Push the Lens Out From the Inside of the Glasses

To pop the right lens out you would hold the frames with your left hand and have your thumb on the nose bridge. Take your right hand and using your thumb gently push the inside of the right lens near the nose bridge where your other thumb is holding the frames.

To remove the left lens you would repeat the process using your right hand on the frame and your left hand on the lens.

How to Take the Lenses Out a Pair of Plastic Frame Glasses

Step 1 - Heat the Plastic Frames

You can use a bowel of warm water or a hairdryer to warm up the plastic frames holding the lenses. You do not want the frames too hot and melting, so be very careful not to permanently damage the frames or hurt yourself.

Step 2 - Push the Lens Out From the Inside of the Glasses

Top pop out the right lens hold the warmed up plastic frames with a soft towel with your left hand. Have your left thumb on the nose bridge area of the frames. Then use your right thumb to gently push the right lens from the inside of the glasses near the nose bridge till the lenses pop out.

To remove the left lens you would repeat the process using your right hand on the frame and your left hand on the lens.

Final Thoughts

We hope these easy steps helped you, but again want to remind you it might be better to go to your local glasses shop or optometrist to get this done properly for you to avoid a costly mistake.

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