Most people know how to fix broken sunglasses, but believe it or not, there’s a good chance they’re doing it wrong. If you want to have an easier time putting those replacement lenses in, then use these three little tricks to replace sunglass lenses more easily!
Check For Specs.
If you have the cash to spare for Revo, Oakley, or Ray Ban replacement lenses (or whichever other name brand shades you have), you can check the inside of the frames for the specifications. The model numbers should be around the temple area, where the the eyepieces meet the bars that go over your year. The first set of numbers is almost always the model number, and should look something like “8189-A” or “HS 0652.” Using that number, you can find the exact replacement lenses for your specific pair of sunglasses.
Warm Them Up.
No, don’t nuke them in the microwave unless you want the metal frames to start a fire or the plastic ones to melt. Instead, get a bowl of warm water and submerge your shades in it for between 30 seconds to a minute. You want to heat them up because it makes the frames more malleable, which means that they’ll be easier to work with. If you’ve ever put in a pair of replacement lenses, you know how tough it can be to work with a pair of rigid sunglasses. Be careful not to submerge your shades too long though.
Start at the Bottom.
When putting your replacement lenses in, it’s always wise to start at the bottom. This just makes things easier. Once you’ve got the bottom of the new lenses in, work the rest in along the ridges. After that, check to make sure that the replacement lenses are seated firmly and won’t fall out by tapping their middle.
There you have it! Three trade secrets that will make your life a whole lot easier if you have to replace your sunglass lenses. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. More.