I have a pair of rimless titanium prescription frames. I love it. I want to keep it forever - I know this isn't possible but i'd like to extend the life of the current pair I have. The specific model has been discontinued and I'm stuck with this pair so I need to hack it for longevity. I have another pair of different glasses - but as mentioned, this one is special -its successor is not a fit for me.
Currently the screw fits into the frame itself.
This is a bad design. The screw often strips, and then the arm is loose. I know its titanium, but it strips. Glue is obviously not a option - eyesight regresses and I already need to replace the lenses.
My question, considering that it is titanium, considering what the frame looks like, would it be possible to (and Im really happy to pay someone with a steady hand for this but I'm asking if its possible to) drill a hole right through where the screw is, and then attach a good looking nut on one of the sides (screw one side with nut on other side)?
The idea is to get rid of the thread in the frame that holds the screw -as this is the weak point, and if it ever does break, its simply a matter of getting a new screw and nut.
Does anyone have a better idea of how to get past the problem of the screw fitting into the frame?