Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses have been around since 1952, making comebacks in both the 1980s with their prominent appearance in movies and television shows, and again in the late 2000s on the faces of actors. While they are stylish, they are prone to breaking or loosening at the hinges from repeated wear. If you own a pair of authentic Ray-Ban Wayfarers and have noticed one of the hinges coming loose, you can use a small eyeglass repair kit or paper clip to repair it.
Locate the hinge on your Wayfarers. Look inside the hinge for a small silver screw. Use a bright light, magnifying glass or ask for assistance if the hinge is too small for you to notice the detail.
Replace any missing screws with a screw from an eyeglass repair kit. If the screw is not missing but is loose, tighten it with the small screwdriver provided in the kit. Tighten the screw only until it is secure to avoid breaking your Wayfarers.
Use a paper clip or another instrument with a tiny point at the end to hold the spring in the hinge while you tighten the screw, if your Wayfarers are of the newer variety. Make sure you are applying enough tension to keep the spring from turning with the screw and screwdriver. Use a spring from your repair kit to replace the one in the Wayfarers if it is broken or missing.
Joetta Charnell became a freelance writer in 2009. Now contributing to various websites, her previous work garnered several awards in writing competitions. Charnell earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in African-American studies and biology, both from the University of Virginia.