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Can I Get New Lenses for My Existing Eyeglasses Frames?

eyeglass lenses for existing eyeglass frames

If you're looking to update your eyeglasses prescription without purchasing new frames, replacing the lenses in your existing glasses is a viable option. It allows you to enjoy the benefits of updated vision correction while keeping the frames you love. Here are some of the options for replacing lenses in existing eyeglass frames.

Reasons to Replace the Lenses

There are a few reasons why you might want to replace the lenses in your existing eyeglasses frames:

  • Updated prescription. If your vision has changed, updating your lenses with a new prescription is crucial for maintaining clear vision.

  • Damaged or scratched lenses. Over time, lenses can become scratched or damaged, affecting their optical performance. Replacing the lenses can restore the clarity and functionality of your glasses.

  • Lens upgrades. Lens technology is constantly evolving, offering new features such as anti-reflective coatings, blue light filters or photochromic lenses. Replacing the lenses allows you to upgrade to these advanced options for enhanced comfort and protection.

Benefits of Keeping Existing Frames

Choosing eyeglass lens replacement while keeping your existing frames offers several benefits:

  • It’s cost-effective. Frames can be a significant investment, and replacing the lenses allows you to update your prescription without needing to purchase expensive new frames.

  • Familiarity and comfort. If you've been wearing your eyeglasses for a while, you've likely become accustomed to the fit and feel of your frames. By keeping your existing frames, you can maintain the comfort and familiarity you've grown used to.

  • Style continuity. If you love the look of your current frames and they suit your style, replacing the lenses allows you to maintain your look while enjoying updated vision correction.

The Eyeglass Lens Replacement Process

The process of replacing lenses in existing frames is relatively straightforward:

  • Consult an optometrist. Schedule an appointment with a local optometrist or optical shop. They’ll evaluate your prescription and discuss your eyeglass lens replacement options.

  • Select your lenses. Work with the local optometrist or optician to choose the appropriate lenses for your needs, considering factors such as your prescription, lifestyle and the features you want.

  • Lens installation. Once you've selected the new lenses, the optician will order your new lenses. Once they have arrived, you will need to leave your glasses for about and hour to remove your old ones from the frames and cut the new ones to fit your frame. They’ll ensure proper alignment and make any necessary adjustments.

Eyeglass Lens Replacement in Edmonton

At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we can update your prescription with a general eye exam, and our eyeglass lens replacement service enables you to keep the frames you love. Contact us today to book an appointment with a local optometrist in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc.


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