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Reglaze Glasses - Spectacles - New Lenses

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Hi,
I would appreciate recommendations
Considering reglazing my glasses as I am happy with my frames.
Just need single vision long distance  with thin lenses and anti glare for driving
Which company is best ?
Are their cost reasonable ?
How quickly they complete the order ?
I have done a web search.  There are quite few companies. Not sure which ones to trust.
I don't want to lose my frames which are titanium. 

Thanks
JM2






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  • UndervaluedUndervalued Forumite
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    I use SelectSpecs to supply prescription glasses and have always been happy but I have not had existing glasses re-glazed by them. They certainly offer it but there is a significant re-glaze charge (plus the cost of sending them in) so you need to be quite wedded to your frames.

    Also, depending on how much your prescription has changed, you also lose your most recent backup glasses.

  • ArchergirlArchergirl Forumite
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    Where did you get them from? My opticians would do this but at my own risk if they broke.
  • JM_2JM_2 Forumite
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    I use SelectSpecs to supply prescription glasses and have always been happy but I have not had existing glasses re-glazed by them. They certainly offer it but there is a significant re-glaze charge (plus the cost of sending them in) so you need to be quite wedded to your frames.

    Also, depending on how much your prescription has changed, you also lose your most recent backup glasses.

    Thanks for your advice.   
    My prescription has changed a lot.   They are now -2.50 for both right and left eyes. ( They were Right  -4.75 and  Left -4.25 ). 
    When did you order your pair.  Also how many days do they take ?

    Thanks
    JM2

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    UndervaluedUndervalued Forumite
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    edited 28 September at 9:57AM
    That is quite a big change!

    My last order was in the spring and took several weeks. The problem is with SelectSpecs, some of their glasses (particularly the cheaper ones) are manufactured abroad. I think they are then shipped to the UK in boxes of a hundred or more orders before then then entering the Royal mail. I am sure the current crisis didn't help.

    The do also manufacture in the UK and the varifocals I ordered last year, in slightly more upmarket frames, were clearly done in the UK and I had them in 3 or 4 days. If time is important they do offer an express service but I've not tried it. 

    I would assume re-glazing would happen in the UK, so would probably be quite quick anyway, but do check.

    With re-glazing single vision glasses there should be no issues with positioning or fit. I do sometimes wonder how people who are not practically minded get on with adjusting new glasses to fit themselves? 

    I am not a typical customer as I have a detailed technical understanding of optics (although not in the medical field) and do lots of intricate practical work, so adjusting frames etc is no problem. 
  • JM_2JM_2 Forumite
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    I am not a typical customer as I have a detailed technical understanding of optics (although not in the medical field) and do lots of intricate practical work, so adjusting frames etc is no problem. 
    Thanks for your post.  
    If I use my existing spectacles, then I can avoid the problem with adjustments etc.

    Thanks :smile:

    JM2


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  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    JM_2 said:
    I use SelectSpecs to supply prescription glasses and have always been happy but I have not had existing glasses re-glazed by them. They certainly offer it but there is a significant re-glaze charge (plus the cost of sending them in) so you need to be quite wedded to your frames.

    Also, depending on how much your prescription has changed, you also lose your most recent backup glasses.

    Thanks for your advice.   
    My prescription has changed a lot.   They are now -2.50 for both right and left eyes. ( They were Right  -4.75 and  Left -4.25 ). 
    When did you order your pair.  Also how many days do they take ?

    Thanks
    JM2

    That's a very unusual change! With age people tend to develop some longsightedness but the fundamental shortsightedness doesn't go away, the longsightedness only compensates a bit at shorter distances. Are you absolutely sure about your new prescription?
  • JM_2JM_2 Forumite
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    That's a very unusual change! With age people tend to develop some longsightedness but the fundamental shortsightedness doesn't go away, the longsightedness only compensates a bit at shorter distances. Are you absolutely sure about your new prescription?
    Hi,
    Yes. That is what the optician says.  I could not see through my present glasses.  I started using my very old ones and the vision was much better.  The optician also confirmed that they were Ok to use for driving. Managed to break them. Hence need new pair. 

    Thanks
    JM2
  • JM_2JM_2 Forumite
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    Hi,

    I have just ordered through SelectSpec

    Here is a referral :smile:

    https://share.selectspecs.com/x/ojg4xB
    You get 15 % off if you place your order with the above link.
    Also it will help me. May be ! 

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    Thank you.

    All the Best
  • JM_2JM_2 Forumite
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    JM_2 said:
    Hi,

    I have just ordered through SelectSpec

    Here is a referral :smile:

    https://share.selectspecs.com/x/ojg4xB
    You get 15 % off if you place your order with the above link.
    Also it will help me. May be ! 

    ---------------------------------------

    Thank you.

    All the Best

    Hi,

    I can see clearly now !

    Finally received my spectacles re-glazed from  selectspecs  ( link above ) 
    Had to be patient as it took two weeks.

    Thank you to all

    All the Best

    JM2
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