View Full Version : One earpiece fell off of my Ray Ban sunglasses . . .

lowell holmes
02-18-2019, 6:07 PM
. . .and I have the screw and the ear piece.
I am too clumsy to start the tine screw into the threads.

Do any of you have a suggestion?
I'm surely not the only old dog to do this.

Doug Garson
02-18-2019, 6:37 PM
Stop in to a local eyeglass store, I'm sure they would help you out especially if your a customer.

lowell holmes
02-18-2019, 7:01 PM
I am planning on going to the store where I purchased them.

Lee Schierer
02-18-2019, 7:11 PM
Almost any optical place or even a jeweler will help you out even if you are not a customer. I've had similar needs when I traveled and never was refused when I asked politely for help.

Matt Day
02-18-2019, 7:37 PM
Could you magnetize your screwdriver to pick up and hold the tiny screw?

And by the way, I play my own little game in the OT forum which is is this a Lowell thread or not. Im pretty good at it.

Aaron Rosenthal
02-18-2019, 11:10 PM
You know, we regularly loose screws from our glasses - ear pieces, nose bridges and even the retainer for the glasses.
My solution is to head to the garage, and in the mechanics tool case grab the Loctite Blue then squeeze a little blob into the mix.
They only get loose once.

Bill Dufour
02-19-2019, 1:46 AM
Insert screw into the hole with the screwdriver engaged in the slot rotate CCW until you feel/hear a click. Then go CW. The screw is single start so it only starts in one position. Note how the driver is aligned when it clicks on CCW that is the only portion where the screw can engage. If you do not get it the first time repeat as needed. Once you know where it should start just rotate back and forth about 45 degrees until it starts.
This will save time about 8 to 1 in getting it started.
I have used tape to hold the screw onto the driver, a straw or plastic tube also works.
Bill D.
Bill D.

lowell holmes
02-21-2019, 1:23 PM
I found an eyeglass parts kit at my local drugstore and fixed it myself.
Thanks for responding.

Doug Garson
02-21-2019, 1:52 PM
What part were you missing, your first post indicated you had the screw and arm? Glad you were able to get it fixed.

lowell holmes
02-21-2019, 6:27 PM
I was missing a screw. I had to buy the screw. It was so tiny and in dim light I could not put it in.
I waited until this morning, with good light and and tweezers, I was able to do it.

Rick Potter
02-22-2019, 1:26 PM
Just another reason why God made grandkids, Lowell. :D I use mine mostly for tech support.