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Any use for these broken glasses?

Asked by Jeruba (51918points) November 15th, 2018

My old pair of midrange prescription eyeglasses broke right in half: the bridge snapped in the middle.

So I have one left frame, lens, and earpiece and one right frame, lens, and earpiece.

I sort of sat on them. Well, I didn’t like them much in the first place, and anyway, now I have new ones.

It feels weird to just drop them in the trash, but I don’t know what else could be done with them. Any ideas, without making a major project out of it?

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mazingerz88's avatar

I suggest have them repaired as back-up.

I regretted I didn’t get a second pair with 50% off when I got prescription glasses for the very first time. I thought why would I need a back-up?

Now that I’m using them most of the time I’m worried I might lose them and have to spend money again on prescription and of course getting new ones.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Repair them with masking tape. Get a short sleeve dress shirt and a pocket protector and you’re all set with a nerd costume.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

If you don’t want to keep them, they can be donated. Often, the lenses can be reused. Check with the optometrist.

YARNLADY's avatar

Ask your supplier if they can be recycled. My eyeglass supplier has a bin in the office for them.

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