Find out if your frame fits.
Here are the frames we can re-lens.
Some frame styles lend themselves to re-lensing easier than others because of their shape and flexibility. We can re-lens most frames, especially if they’re one of these types.
Made of either a basic plastic or a stronger, shinier acetate, these frames surround the lens on all sides. Can be re-lensed with any of our materials: CR-39, premium polycarbonate, or 1.67 high-index.
Typically made with stainless steel, memory metal, or titanium, these frames surround the lens on all sides. Can be re-lensed with any of our materials: CR-39, premium polycarbonate, or 1.67 high-index.
These frames may feature plastic, metal, or a combination of the two, but the bottom of the lens is not surrounded by any materials. Because the lens is exposed, we recommend polycarbonate or high-index lenses, depending on your prescription.
These frames have no material surrounding the lens, so the arms of these glasses have to be attached via little holes we drill into the lens material. Because the lens is exposed, we recommend polycarbonate or high-index lenses, depending on your prescription.
Most glasses for kids are full-frame plastic, built for durability. We recommend polycarbonate or high-index lenses in kids’ frames. CR-39 doesn’t provide impact resistance, which means daily kid activities can break it.
A few frames we don’t re-lens.
There are a few specialty frame types that we don’t currently re-lens. If you’re not sure we can re-lens the type of frame you have, contact us.
High-wrap sports sunglasses
We don’t currently recreate peripheral lens coverage.
We don’t currently recreate the atypical lens shapes common in shields.
These require special protective materials and formulas that we do not carry.
Give an old frame a new life.
Glasses tell a style story — and re-lensing can help you write a new chapter. But older frames have wear and tear that can make it hard to re-lens them. As you consider your pair, look for the following types of damage:
Cracks and breaks
Does the frame have any cracks, stress fractures, or places where the material is worn bare? Check around the lenses, on the arms, and where the arms curve around your ears.
Vintage, heirloom, or well-loved frames become brittle over time. And that may make them too fragile to re-lens. Check for discoloration, bowing in the arms, and other signs of obvious wear.
When you submit your order, we can make a few basic fixes, like tightening loose screws or replacing worn-out nose-pads. But if a frame is simply too fragile or worn to be re-lensed, we’ll let you know.