It’s common to want to keep your old pair of glasses even if the lenses are no longer usable or have worn out. After all, it can be difficult to let go of a beloved pair of frames, especially if they are expensive. But what if you have an older pair of glasses that are still in good shape, but the lenses are outdated? 

Can You Get New Lenses Put In Those Old Frames?

It’s a common question and one with a simple answer. Yes, it is possible to put new lenses into old frames! 

If you have an old pair of glasses that are just not holding up anymore, or if you’re looking for a way to get more bang for your buck from your lenses, then getting new lenses put in old frames is definitely worth considering. And it may actually be easier than getting a whole new pair of glasses because all you need to do is take your old pair and ask us to put your new lenses on for you. 

However, before you go ahead and make the switch, there are a few things to consider. We’ll walk you through the process so that when it comes time for your next eye exam, all you have to do is bring in your favorite pair of frames and let us do the rest!

The Process of Getting New Lenses Put Into Old Frames

Getting new lenses put into your old glasses is a lot easier than you might think. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Get an eye exam

First, you need to go to an optometrist or ophthalmologist and get an eye exam. You can use this as the starting point for creating your new prescription and picking out a new pair of lenses.

  1. Ready the frames you want to put new lenses in

Next, make sure that any frames you want to put new lenses in are ready by cleaning them thoroughly with a microfiber cloth. It’s also important that they fit well and aren’t too big or too small for your face shape—you don’t want them slipping off while you’re out and about! 

  1. Put your prescription to a store that will be able to make the new lenses for you

Now that your frames are ready, take them along with your prescription and nose pieces to a store or to an online prescription lens replacement website (for an easier process), that specializes in making lenses for glasses so that they can begin installing them on your frames immediately!

  1. Choose the type of lenses you want

If you already have glasses that fit well and are in good condition, then it’s time to decide what kind of new prescription lenses you want! We offer different types of lenses, such as single vision, bifocal, varifocal lenses, and more. If you’re looking for something more unique, we have various choices to meet your needs.

  1. Send the frame in for new lenses to be inserted

Once you’ve chosen your lens type, it’s time to send in your frames so we can get started on the process of inserting them into your old frames! You can ship them directly to us using the box in the post that will come with every order (this is totally free of charge!). Once they arrive at our facility, we’ll begin work right away!

  1. Wait for your new glasses with new prescription lenses

After all that hard work from both sides, there’s nothing left but waiting for your new glasses! It will take 5-10 working days before your glasses are ready to ship them back to you so that they arrive at your doorstep as soon as possible.

Things To Consider Before Putting New Lenses In Your Old Frames

If you’re getting new lenses, put in your old frames, there are a few things to consider before you can make the switch.

  1. Frame Material

Before you get new lenses put into your old frames, it is important to ensure that your frames are still in good condition. If the frame is cracked or damaged, then it may not be safe to use with new lenses.

  1. Lens Material

Just check with an optician first to ensure that the lens material you will be getting fits snugly into place without causing any damage to the frames themselves or the pads inside them that hold them in place while they’re being worn.

  1. Frayed Edges

If your old frames have frayed edges or missing screws or hinges, it might not be worth putting new lenses in them since they won’t stay together very well! If this is the case, you might want to look into getting some new frames altogether instead of trying to fix them up yourself with new lenses.

  1. Prescription Accuracy

This is probably the most important factor to consider when getting new lenses put in old frames. Make sure that your prescription has not changed since you purchased your old glasses – otherwise, any new lenses will not provide the correct vision correction.

  1. Your Eye Health

If you have any major issues with your vision, it’s important to get them checked out before putting new lenses into old frames. Your eye doctor can tell you if it’s safe for you to put new lenses into old frames or if you’ll need a different pair of glasses altogether. 

Getting New Lenses For Old Frames Can Be A Great Value

Getting new lenses put into old frames can be a great way to save money on eyeglasses while still maintaining quality vision correction. However, it is important to make sure that both the frame itself and your prescription are still accurate before proceeding with this process. 

Once those things have been verified, then you’ve found the right place to get your old glasses reglazed! At Reglaze 4 U, we offer a range of bespoke services to help you get the most out of your glasses and sunglasses back to how they were before. We also have a huge range of frames and lenses, so you can always find something that suits your style.

If you want to know more about how we can help you, don’t worry—just give us a call at 0161 511 2461 or send us an email at, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.