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Topic # 223137 14-Sep-2017 14:17
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I got some prescription sunglasses overseas and want to get the lenses changed to my updated prescription 

 

Easy enough for my everyday glasses as I got them in NZ, I would not expect the big name stores would do it as I did not get them from them (mainly because I did not like any they had on show).

 

They are Nike Brazen sunglasses if that helps.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1866299 14-Sep-2017 15:16
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Any decent optometrist should be able to do prescription sunglass lenses and fit them to your preferred frame, as long as the frame is capable (there are a few that won't take thick enough lenses etc for example). I used to do this all the time when I had glasses.





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  Reply # 1866304 14-Sep-2017 15:27
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Pretty much any optical stores (independent or chain like Spec Savers, OPSM) can do it for you provided that it is not a funky frame that is not possible to re-glaze.

 

They will charge you a premium because you are not using their frame. I find the premium annoying because I know you can re-glaze for the price of the glass itself using your own frame overseas but NZ optical stores want to charge you a premium.

 

With the re-glazing premium I sometimes find it better to switch to a new frame from the store unless you have a super expensive old frame that you really want to keep.


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  Reply # 1866309 14-Sep-2017 15:29
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It's probably going to be cheaper to actually book an overseas trip to get them done!


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  Reply # 1866315 14-Sep-2017 15:34
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You can buy the Brazens with Prescription lenses from a few online stores - check them out with your prescription before getting a price locally.




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  Reply # 1866383 14-Sep-2017 17:13
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sbiddle:

 

It's probably going to be cheaper to actually book an overseas trip to get them done!

 

 

 

 

I've probably got enough Airpoints to make it worth while just don't have any leave left. :-)


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  Reply # 1866631 15-Sep-2017 08:03
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I tried to do this recently as I had bought some expensive frames last time and it seemed a waste to throw them out, but the prices they came back with for just the lenses was stupid. I think it worked out 2.5x more expensive than buying new frames/lenses from them.


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  Reply # 1866862 15-Sep-2017 13:29
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plas:

I tried to do this recently as I had bought some expensive frames last time and it seemed a waste to throw them out, but the prices they came back with for just the lenses was stupid. I think it worked out 2.5x more expensive than buying new frames/lenses from them.



Mmm I wonder why. Best smack down hard any thoughts of repairing to encourage future glasses sales.



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  Reply # 1867017 15-Sep-2017 17:19
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Cheers for the advice, I have got a few prices from some websites and I will ask spec savers when I pickup my everyday glasses if they can do them and see what they want to charge in comparison. 
They had a few extra option's on the overseas sights like mirror lenses which would be nice, but not really required.

 

It was way easier when I could just buy $20 sunglasses. 


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