Frame Replacements at Locerne Optical
Have you recently broken your frames? Eyeglass frames and prescription sunglasses frames tend to break at the bridge or the arms tend to break. When this happens, you may think you need an entirely new set of glasses and lenses. The good news is that our staff may be able to fit your current lenses into a new set of frames.
Knowing When You Need to Replace Your Frames
Since many individuals are only required to visit an eye doctor every one to two years, the eyeglasses frames may wear out before your lens prescription changes. In these instances, you don’t have to get a new set of lenses and frames. You can simply replace the frames.
Signs your frames need to be replaced include:
- The lenses keep popping out.
- The screws keep falling out of your current frames.
- You’ve broken your frames.
- Your frames are extremely worn or outdated.
- Your frames no longer fit your face.
We can help put your lenses into a new frame
Most individuals who wear glasses think that their lenses are only good for their current frames. This may not be true. While material cannot be added to your lenses to make them larger, they can be ground down to fit another pair of frames, and our opticians can help.
First our opticians will measure your face to determine the width of frame you need, and look at the basic shape of your face to determine the correct style of frame. For example, if you have an oval face, cat-eye, rectangle, square or wayfarer shaped lenses will look good on you. Of course, you can try on various frame styles to determine the best one for your particular style.
Next, our opticians will help you pick out a pair of frames in your preferred style and width that need slightly smaller lenses. For example, if you currently have large, square lenses, they could be ground down to fit a pair of frames that need rectangle lenses, round lenses or oval lenses. If you have cat-eye shaped lenses, they could be ground down to fit oval or rectangle lenses.
Getting New Frames at Locerne Optical
When you think about getting new frames, you may be worried that you have to leave your glasses at our office while your new lenses are fitted to the frames. This could leave you unable to see clearly to drive. The good news is that our opticians can fit your lenses into your new frames while you wait.
Once you have your new frames, our opticians will remove the lenses from your old frames, precisely measure them then measure the new frames in order to determine how to reshape your current lenses. After all the measurements have been taken, your current lenses will be ground down to fit your new frames. In many instances, this takes less than an hour.
Once your current lenses are inserted into your new frames, we will test the fit and adjust the frames so that they are completely comfortable. This means that you can walk out of our office with your new frames the same day.