The eyeglass screws and nuts on this website are made to commercial tolerances, and were designed for use in eyeglass repair. The pictures on this website are not to scale.
These small screws are also used in model planes, trains and automobiles, electronics, and many other unique applications. The gold screws are bright and shiny, and look really cool on model boats.
The dimensions noted in the descriptions go as follows:
Thread diameter x length x head diameter
Hinge screws, nose pad screws, and trim screw lengths are measured overall from the top of the head to the end of the threads.
The head diameter is important when matching up a hinge screw to fit into the recess in an eyeglass hinge.
Rimless Eyeglass Screw Assemblies with Plastic Bushing are measured from under the head to the end of the threads.
Self-Aligning screw lengths are measured from the top of the head to the end of the thread, where it meets the break.
Self-Tapping screw lengths are measured from under the head to the end of the thread, where the thread meets the guide.
Trim Screw lengths are generally measured overall from the top of the head to the end of the threads.
Historically these tiny screws have been made of a nickel-silver material, and sold either plain or with a gold-color coating for decorative purposes. The industry is moving away from nickel silver. It has been found that stainless heads and threads are stronger. The nickel-silver metric fasteners will eventually be phased out and discontinued.
Most of our miniature screws have slotted heads. For best results use a flat-blade screwdriver that is the same width as the diameter of the eyeglass screw head.
There are a few sizes available in Phillips head. They are clearly marked as such, and require the use of a small Phillips head screwdriver.
Call QTE for quotes on large quantities of eyeglass screws