Metal repair work done to your eyewear. Welding metal glasses is another common repair our specialists are trained to do. All metal is laser welded back together in an Argon atmosphere that prevents oxidation. Since the laser is precise with no heat your glasses will be welded nearly perfectly after the repair. We do not glue or use any kind of adhesive to metal frames. Metal frames are known to break in many places. Metal frames can snap in the corner of the eye socket or next to the hinge. Once a metal weld is complete, the item is buffed and polished and painted if needed. Need not worry about the repair line. Its almost invisible. We also do Microwelding, a technique that's perfect for Titanium frames. Microwelding bonds titanium ends together that comes as close to the original material strength as possible
Some examples of lens replacements we have done on various brands.Example #1 (Oliver Peoples)
This pair of Oliver Peoples Eyeglasses snapped right at the nose bridge. The lab performed a Laser Weld and re-attached the glasses back together. The customer had in these glasses a set of very expensive crizal coated lenses. The lab saved this customer a lot of money in having to replace. The eyeglasses were repaired and the customer was able to continue to wear them.
Example #2 (Dior)
The temple of these Vintage Christian Dior Eyeglasses broke apart at the hinge. This frame was last produced in 1994, there was no way to order a new temple. Our lab installed an aftermarket hinge and welded it to the frame. With a little buffing and some paint the vintage Dior has been saved and the customer was able to continue to enjoy it for many more years to come.
Example #3 (Gucci)
The bridge on these Gucci Eyeglasses broke and needed to be welded. A common problem. The bigger problem is that the material was Titanium, a very hard to weld item. For hard to weld frames, the lab uses a technique called Microwelding . Microwelding fuses titanium ends directly to each other for a bond that comes as close to the original material strength as possible. Microwelding involves no flames so the lenses can often stay intact in the frames.