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Is it risky reglazing your own frame with new lenses?
August 5, 2013
5:18 am
Debs
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My optician has refused to reglaze my own frame. he says it is too risky to even attempt to put new lenses into the frame in case it breaks. I only bought this frame a year ago so I'm pretty sure it should be OK?

August 20, 2013
12:23 am
Nudger
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I'm sure you should be OK as long as you haven't stepped or sat on the frame since you've had them. I has the same problem with my optician a while back. he sold me a frame for £400, it was a designer Lindberg titanium frame. I went back a year later and he refused ti put new lenses into it. I went absolutely mad at him and stormed out of his shop. I was appalled that he could sell me a frame for so much money and then wash his hands of it a year later. Disgusting !!

January 5, 2014
1:15 am
MikeBrett
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The opticians tell me that I should not have this done. They say it can cause the frame to break as they are not designed to have lenses put into them twice. I took a metal frame I've owned for a number of years to my local Specsavers and the boy in the lab broke it. They were very apologetic but the frame was one I loved and it fitted me so well. Now I have to wear a horrible steel frame that keeps slipping off my nose. I have to keep going back to get it adjusted.

March 1, 2014
9:43 am
JohnStead
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I used a web based company to do mine. I just sent them my frame and they returned them to me with my new lenses fitted. Very easy to do and saved me around £40. Just be careful which one you use. The first company I tried were a complete cowboy outfit and sent them back to me in a terrible condition. Second time around I used a reputable UK company who were miles better.

March 8, 2014
4:35 pm
Nyle
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Used a couple of companies online but the best was the last one I used. They managed to put in a pair of light reactive lenses into my very old Wayfarer frame. I've had the frame for about 20 years!! The last time I went to an opticians I gave them an 8 year old titanium frame, which were my spares, but they ruined the frame.
The online people I used are http://www.eyewearglasses.co.uk - I called them before I sent my order and the guy I spoke to obviously knew his beans. They done a great job and I only paid about £34 which included coated Nikon lenses.

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