Welcome to a journey where old glasses find new purpose and your vision story continues beyond the bin.
Here is your practical guide, developed to help you give your old eyewear a meaningful second life. We’ll discuss three things you can do with old glasses:
1 Repurposing Old Frames with New Lenses
2 Donating Old Pairs of Prescription Eyewear
3 Using Old Pairs As Spares
This process involves fitting new prescription lenses into an existing frame (or expertly edging down existing lenses into a new spectacle frame), going a long way to giving your glasses a second life, and ensuring both style and clarity are on point.
Your new prescription makes the text bold, sharp, and jump off the page. But, you notice that the stronger reading glasses require your laptop or computer screen to be repositioned too closely for your ideal workspace layout. Is the prescription wrong? Not at all. Reading glasses use what we call a ‘Single Vision’ lens design. Naturally, as your prescription needs increase, your optical prescription will reach a point in magnification where you can no longer look at both near and intermediate positions with one set of single-vision glasses.
The solution? Enquire about your older pair of reading glasses. The older prescription (now ‘weaker’ than your ideal reading glasses) may suit that further distance. If your overall optical prescription has altered somewhat from that previous pair, new lenses can be glazed and fitted for that older frame—set for the ideal position of your PC or laptop!
You solve a (new) crucial vision need and give your old favourite frames a new lease on life.
At The Optical Superstore, we facilitate the process of eyeglass donation in a seamless and impactful way:
Notice how the donation of your old pairs of glasses can benefit others!
Your generosity echoes far beyond the frames and lenses; it reverberates through communities, fostering empowerment, education, and hope. You make a difference—one pair of glasses at a time.
When you think about it, your older glasses still have a bit of life left in them yet…
Discover the untapped potential of your old glasses! As we’ve highlighted, you can reglaze them for a fresh look, donate them to help change lives or keep them as handy spares. At The Optical Superstore, we breathe new life into old frames. Join us in making a difference—transform your glasses and uplift lives—yours or anyone else’s.
To make an appointment or discuss how to repurpose or donate your glasses, FIND YOUR NEAREST OPTICAL SUPERSTORE LOCATION.