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Learn How To Repurpose An Inherited Pair Of Eyeglasses

Many people assume that once a pair of glasses has been made for one person, those glasses can only be worn by that person forever. That is not the case at all. If a loved one has passed down an old pair of their glasses to you and you want to be able to wear them, it is possible to make them perfect for you. The following guide walks you through the process of repurposing an old pair of glasses.

Go to an Optometrist

The first thing you will want to do is to visit an optometrist, if you have not been to see one recently. You want to be sure that the lenses you have created for the glasses have a prescription that is as up to date and helpful as it can possibly be. When you are done with your appointment, the optometrist will give you a prescription for the glasses that you can take with you to an eyeglass manufacturer.

Have the Lenses Made

Go to an eyeglass store and let them know what you want to do with the old glasses. The store will need to take the glasses so that the manufacturers can know how large to make the lenses and then set them in the glasses. The entire process could take a few hours to a few weeks, depending on where the store's glass manufacturing department is located. Some stores have them in the store, while others send the glasses off for repairs or creation.

Have the Glasses Fit to Your Face

Once the glasses come in, have them fit to the size of your face. The arms of the glasses can often be manipulated to ensure as comfortable of a fit as possible. Be sure to check the lenses to make sure they are snug in the frames and that you can see out of them clearly.

Once everything is said and done, you can proudly wear the glasses just like you would any other pair of glasses. If anything goes wrong with the glasses, you can take them back to the shop where you had the lenses added and the store may be able to do the repairs right away. Be sure to buy any optional insurance the store offers so that you can have any eyeglass repairs that may be needed quickly and easily. The insurance allows you to get repairs done for a discounted rate or for free as needed.