How Long Should Glasses Frames Last?

Feb 3, 2020

broken glasses frames

When it comes to replacing your glasses, the frames are usually at fault, having fallen victim to sitting, treading or taken favour with a little one.

They have become ever more durable over time, the style possibilities are endless and for the price, they should not be failing on you – with appropriate care applied.

But what if the lenses are the culprit? You love your frames, but the lenses have shattered, scratched or your prescription has changed? More often than not, one hasn’t budgeted for the expense of a whole new set of glasses.

Reglazing, so replacing your lenses in your glasses means you can replace your lenses and keep your frames saving money and time and even the environment; all good reasons to give it a try.


When should I reglaze my glasses?

Updated prescription – you should be having your eyesight tested at a minimum of every two years in the UK, and so with regular check-ups you can keep up to date with your prescriptions. Unfortunately for many, particularly 40yrs +, our eyesight does deteriorate over time and it may only be a minor change is required on a fairly new pair of glasses. This is where reglazing is the perfect solution, updating your glasses without the expense of new frames.

Lens Damage – if your lenses are scratched it can be distracting, even dangerous, to look through and ultimately weakens the lens, so just prolonging the inevitable by not getting them replaced. Smashed or damaged lenses are easily replaced by reglazing and Lensology have a variety of combinations of coatings and features for you to choose from.

Coatings and treatments – Anti-glare, anti-scratch, blue-light protect and transition – these are just a few of the coatings and variations you can add to your lenses to prolong their life even further and work with your lifestyle. In addition, we can apply a variety of tints to lenses and can turn standard glasses into prescription sunglasses, all via our postal service. Reglazing means you can add these features to your glasses without investing in a whole new pair, saving on cost and wastage whilst enhancing your viewing experience.

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Why should I reglaze my glasses?

There are a number of hugely beneficial reasons to reglaze, the main three being;

At Lensology, we work quickly to get your finished glasses back to you in the fastest time possible, without compromising on quality or service. Our company is entirely UK based and large stocks are held to enable rapid turnaround. You are dealing direct, with no retailer middleman, meaning your glasses are back with you before you know it.

As the majority of the manufacturing costs have been removed by eliminating the for need new frames, the costs are drastically reduced and start from as little as £19.90 for single vision lenses. When designer frames can cost as much as £400+ on the high street, the difference is more than significant.

Impact on the environment
It’s probably safe to assume that the environment is unlikely to be at the top of most people’s list of considerations when changing their glasses. Indeed, it may not seem like a huge contributing factor, given the need to change your glasses may not be that often, but for every single undamaged, working frame thrown away that isn’t recycled, the impact on the environment and waste adds up. By keeping your frames for longer, reglazing to replace the lens and if needed, using the Lensology frame refurbishment service, you can help to keep more waste out of landfill and contribute towards reducing manufacturing emissions in the process.

Request a pack to have your glasses updated and be comfortable in the knowledge you have saved money, time and done your bit for the environment.

Ready to order your FREE pack?

We provide a free postal pack that is delivered straight to your door, inclusive of a free return postage box for your frames. You’ll just need to provide a few simple details and then we can get it over to you ASAP!