Advantages of reglazing glasses

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By reusing your old frames you are reducing the amount of waste you produce.

If you, like most of us, are trying to do your bit to be more environmentally friendly and protect the planet, reglazing your glasses is a good way to do it. There are other advantages to reglazing over buying new glasses, too.

Reduce waste and reglaze spectacles

Our top reason for choosing a glasses reglaze rather than buying new frames and lenses is the old classic, reduce, reuse, recycle. By reusing your old frames you are reducing the amount of waste you produce. Even if your old frames are made from a material that can be recycled, there’s still the recycling process to consider. It’s always better to reuse than recycle if possible.

Keep the look you like

If your prescription has been updated, meaning you need new lenses, there’s no need to spend hours agonising over choosing new frames when you have a perfectly good pair that you already know you like. In most cases, it’s easy to reglaze prescription glasses, and there’s no need to worry about being without your glasses. The optician will need to see the old frames to order your new lenses, then they will be able to fit the new lenses while you wait.

Save money by reglazing glasses

Glasses frames don’t come cheap, especially designer frames. If you’ve spent a good chunk of money on new frames, you can make a big saving by opting to reglaze the lenses and keep your old frames. By saving on frames, you can opt for better quality lenses with coatings that will protect them and make them last longer.

Get a new (old) look

Most people who have been wearing glasses for years tend to have a few old, outdated pairs at the back of a drawer somewhere. Why not take out one of those old pairs and get them reglazed with your current prescription for a fresh look? Retro and vintage frames are in fashion, plus it will feel like greeting an old friend.

Get a lens upgrade

Glasses lenses are improving all the time, with new innovations making them lighter, more hard-wearing, and introducing a host of new technologies. Treat yourself to a new glasses glazing and you can get a range of benefits.

Photochromic lenses automatically transition to darken to sunglasses in sunlight, and change back in an instant when you go inside, eliminating the need for separate sunglasses. Anti-glare lenses are ideal for driving, reducing reflections and glare to give you clearer vision. If you’re fed up of your glasses fogging up when you wear a mask, go for anti-fog lenses. Talk to your optician about all the different lens options on offer.

Fix broken frames

If your glasses frames have been broken you may think the only option is to get new ones, but many opticians can mend and recondition damaged frames at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.

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