A Quick Tutorial on How to Replace Your Old, Damaged Sunglass Lenses
Posted On May 29, 2014
Accidents happen. That’s a fact of life, but it’s not very comforting when you’ve just broken your $150 Ray Bans. What is comforting, though, is the fact that it’s easy to replace sunglass lenses. Here’s a quick tutorial explaining how to get those old, damaged lenses out of your shades and put some fresh new ones in.
Pop In Replacement Lenses.
Replacing sunglass lenses that can pop in and out is pretty easy. First, get a bowl of warm water to heat the frames up. This makes them more malleable and easier to work with. Then, pop the old lenses out by gently twisting and turning the frames. Once they’re out, take a sunglass lens replacement and set in the empty ridge’s bottom. Work the replacement sunglass lenses in along the frame gently until they’re completely in there by gently squeezing and maneuvering the frame.
If You Have Screw In Replacement Lenses.
This is a little trickier. In addition to sunglass lenses replacements, you also need to buy a repair kit, which usually only costs a couple bucks. Take the repair kit’s screwdriver and remove the frame’s screws. Set the old ones on a piece of cloth to prevent them from rolling away. Next, disassemble the frames and insert your sunglass lenses replacements. Then, put the new screws in (or the old ones if they’re still good) to secure the sunglass lenses replacements. It’s best to do each lens one at a time. Trying to put both sunglass lenses replacements in simultaneously can be quick the juggling act.
And that’s it! Once you’ve got the hang of putting sunglass lenses replacements in, you’ll never have a problem fixing your sunglasses ever again. If you have any questions about putting the replacement lenses in, please feel free to ask in the comments. Helpful info also found here.