If you wear prescription glasses, you’ll likely want to extend the lifespan of your eyewear as long as possible. With proper care, you can maximize your investment and get the most out of each pair. Yet, there comes a time when repair or replacement is necessary. Discover when that time is right for you by exploring some commonly asked questions below.
4 Commonly Asked Glasses Repair and Replacement Questions
What Should I Do If the Lenses Are Cracked?
Cracks and deep scratches can’t be repaired, so your best bet is to purchase a new pair of eyeglasses. If damage has occurred to your lenses shortly after you’ve purchased them, you may want to consider keeping the frames and simply having the lenses replaced. Your eye care facility can help determine whether this would be more cost effective than purchasing a completely new pair. If you find yourself scratching your glasses frequently, consider ordering scratch-resistant lenses.
Can I Have Broken Frames Repaired?
Whether your frames are loose, the hinges are broken, or one of the temples has fallen off, get your glasses repaired. This is worthwhile if your eyewear is less than a year old, and your eye doctor has confirmed your prescription hasn’t changed. Frames won’t last forever, though. For pairs a year older or more, a full replacement may be the more economical choice in the long run.
What Happens When My Prescription Changes?
If your eye doctor determines you need an updated prescription, you’ll need to have your eyeglasses replaced to reflect the change. Some people favor their existing frames, however, and request to have their new lenses inserted in them. If your eye care facility can fulfill this request, just be sure to have a backup pair or contact lenses to wear while your new lenses are being made and inserted.
How Often Should I Replace My Glasses?
There’s no definitive answer on when prescription eyewear must be replaced, but glasses should be replaced at least every two years. Otherwise, you’ll wind up compromising your vision and suffering from frustrating symptoms such as headaches and eye strain. Beyond that, many people choose to purchase new glasses when they’re seeking new styles or technology, such as glare-resistant coatings.
Wing Eyecare offers a 2-year eyewear service plan that costs $35. It includes:
- Frame Replacement – if any part of your frame breaks for any reason within 24 months of the dispensing date, simply return all parts and we will repair or replace it one time completely free of charge!
- Lens Replacement – if your lenses chip, crack, or scratch for any reason within the first 12 months of the dispensing date, we will replace them one time completely free of charge!
- Loss Replacement – if your glasses are lost or stolen within 12 months of the dispensing date, you may replace them at 50% off the regular retail price at the time of replacement. No other discounts, offers, or coupons may be combined with this replacement purchase.
If you’re in the market for new glasses or simply need to schedule your annual eye exam, contact Wing Eyecare. Having served the Greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky community for more than a century, this facility is the trusted source for comprehensive eye care. Learn more about their extensive line of services by visiting their website. Or, schedule an appointment by calling (888) 274-9464.