Can You Replace or Fix Sunglass Lenses?

Replace lenses in sunglasses

Did you know that someone loses or breaks their sunglasses somewhere in the United States once every 14 minutes? Whether they flew off during an intense, pick up game, slipped off when tying a shoe, or just got sat on, more than 100 people every day have had to face the possibility of life without their favorite shades.

The real question here isn’t whether or not you should buy a new pair, but can you replace sunglass lenses or fix scratched sunglass lenses?

Thankfully, you can do both. Here’s how!

How to Replace Your Sunglass Lenses.

The first thing you want to do is get a pair of sunglass lens replacements. Check the color code and model number, which is located on the temple area of your glasses. Then, look online or in the store for suitable replacement sunglass lenses. Once you have those, soak your glasses in warm water for about a minute. This heats up the plastic to make it more malleable. Work the old lenses out of the frames gently, so as not to damage your shades. Then, put the replacement sunglass lenses in, working from the bottom and around, carefully wriggling then into the ridges. Make sure the replacement sunglass lenses are seated well, and there you have it!

Even if you’re glasses aren’t damaged, it might still be a good idea to get replacement sunglass lenses for a couple reasons. First of all, sunglasses can’t offer your eyes the same level of protection after a few years, which means they’re no longer able to do their job. Secondly, you can get polarized replacement sunglass lenses. This allows you to upgrade your shades without having to buy a new pair, since polarized replacement sunglass lenses reduce the sun’s glare, essentially offering much more protection than standard lenses.

How to Fix Scratched Sunglass Lenses.

If your lenses are still intact, but damaged, then you can use a few household products to try and repair them. First, try using Lemon Pledge, as though you were cleaning your glasses. If this doesn’t work, then try using toothpaste. Make sure it’s the nonabrasive kind, though. Just rub it on for a couple minutes, rinse it off, and clean your shades. Failing that, you can make a paste with two parts baking soda and one part water, to use instead of toothpaste. If none of these methods work, you may need to get replacement sunglass lenses.

Hopefully now you know just what to do if your lenses are ever damaged. If you have any questions about replacing or fixing your glasses, feel free to ask in the comments. Continue reading here.

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