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Specsavers reglaze - will they do a good job?
February 13, 2014
6:10 pm

I need to get some vintage frames I have fitted with some new lenses. A friend of mine recommended me to go to Specsavers at the Cambridge store near to where i live. He says that they offer this service and I can possibly get the whole thing done in a day. The problem is that the frame belonged to my father so it is quite old. he bought it from an exclusive opticians in Bond Street, London many years ago. It has great sentimental value to me so I don;t want anything to go wrong. I've had the same lenses in them for 7 years now as I've been too scared to get them updated. However, the frame is very sturdy and you can tell it is made from very high quality materials, not like the cheap trash they sell these days.

I just need to know if Specsavers will do a good job with these glasses. When I called the store they told me that it would be at my own risk. I'm going to have some expensive Nikon lenses put into them as my prescription is quite high. If they broke during this process then I'd be very unhappy.

February 20, 2014
3:15 pm

Personally, If I were in the same situation, I wouldn't take them to somewhere like Specsavers. Whilst they might sell great glasses for cheap prices, they do not specialise in this kind of service. I've bought some great glasses from Specsavers in the past but also, they once broke a frame I gave to them to have new lenses fitted into. I knew it was at my own risk but took a chance. The same thing happened to my husband when he took his old Oakley sunglasses frame into them. They broke the arm off somehow.

February 20, 2014
11:18 pm
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January 3, 2014

I think it's a bit unfair to suggest not taking them to a Specsavers store. Specsavers opticians are a franchised business so you get good stores and bad stores. I think what you need to do is read some reviews for your local store, before making a decision.

If you look around online you will also find a few companies that actually specialise in frame reglazing. Although most of them don't offer Nikon lenses. You might have to settle for a cheap pair of lenses if finding a service online.

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