eyeglass repair
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Ben Crowell
(bcrowell) - F

Locale: Southern California
eyeglass repair on 06/29/2010 18:51:43 MDT Print View

Just got back from a 3-day attempt on Mt. Shasta with my 13-year-old daughter. On the first day, she slipped on snow and broke one of the arms off of her glasses, losing the screw in the snow. I was able to do a makeshift repair by stripping the wire out of a twist-tie, and although it held, it wasn't so great.

Any advice on this? Are the screws in eyeglasses totally standard, so that one can just take one or two spares on a hike? If so, where do you buy them?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: eyeglass repair on 06/29/2010 19:04:38 MDT Print View

Most are fairly standard. There are little kits you can buy at department stores that have screws, small screw driver and other spare parts. Usually cost a couple bucks.

Kier Selinsky
(Kieran) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Re: Re: eyeglass repair on 06/29/2010 20:11:02 MDT Print View

i always see the repair kits at the checkout line of the grocery store. they're tiny little kits with a few screws and so forth.

on a side note - that's really cool that you and your daughter made that climb. my son is 7, and his goal for the summer is to climb his first mountain (which around these parts means a 5K or 6K peak).

Ben Crowell
(bcrowell) - F

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: eyeglass repair on 06/29/2010 20:53:14 MDT Print View

Kieran wrote: "my son is 7, and his goal for the summer is to climb his first mountain (which around these parts means a 5K or 6K peak)."
Excellent! Great to have that self-initiated interest on your son's part!

I first took my daughter backpacking when she was exactly that age. It was cute seeing her total lack of understanding of distance scales. We did a trip that I thought would be ridiculously easy. It ended up being about right for her, except that on the third day we did a steep downhill that included steps that were too big for her legs.

Kier Selinsky
(Kieran) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Re: Re: Re: Re: eyeglass repair on 06/29/2010 21:12:41 MDT Print View

yeah it feels good for sure... cheers to you man