Services / Replacement Lenses
Same Day Prescription Lenses
In most cases you can get Single Vision Lenses added to your new Sunglasses while you wait. Come to our Sports Area Location to learn more. Prices start at $39.00.
Learn more about the different types of lenses offered by Sunglass and Optical Warehouse
Our in-house replacement lens service is fast (either same day or next day), affordable, and reliable. Give us a call or bring your frame in and we’ll be happy to help, even if its as small as an adjustment ! Visit our Kurtz street locations for more information.
Replacement Sunglass Lenses
Sunglass & Optical Warehouse can fix your broken eyeglasses or sunglasses.
If your glasses are bent or don’t fit, just stop by and we can adjust them for you. If you would like to replace your original, manufacturer-made sunglass lenses, we can do that too. We also do adjustments, fix nose pads and broken or missing screws. We can repair or replace parts, including lenses from manufacturers or our house lenses.
Our in-house lab offers replacement lenses for sunglasses in polarized, non-polarized and clear options. You can even specify what lens color you would like and we’ll match the tint.
What about prescription sunglasses?
There are many options when it comes to sun protection when wearing glasses including clip-on’s, magnetic clips, or “cheaters”: those oversized sunglasses that fit over your optical frames. But if you spend a great deal of time in the sun, you may want to consider the convenience of either prescription sunglasses or Transition lenses.
Sunglasses can be created in any prescription using the latest in stylish sunglass frames. Your only limitations are dictated by the curvature of ‘wraparound’ frames, which can cause distortion in your peripheral vision particularly in high prescriptions. Choose from Polarized, non-Polarized, or a custom tint.
Transition lenses (also known as photochromic lenses) are lenses that change from clear to dark when exposed to UV rays. Indoors and at night, Transition lenses are as clear as regular clear lenses. Outdoors, when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, they turn sunglass dark, enhancing the quality of vision by reducing glare, minimizing eyestrain and fatigue, and improving contrast in all light conditions.
Polarized transition lenses
One of the newest breakthrough technologies on the market is polarized transition lenses. Transitions Vantage lenses are the first and only lenses designed to both darken and polarize upon UV exposure to deliver noticeably crisper, sharper vision, even in the brightest outdoor glare.
Most insurance is accepted.
Which lenses does Sunglass & Optical Warehouse offer?
If a lens is made by a lab in the United States (and even most of the ones made outside the US), we can get it. Among others, we offer Varilux, Zeiss, Hoya, AO/Sola, Definity, Shamir, PixelOptics, Rodenstock, Optima, Seiko, Pentax, Signet Armorlite, Vision-Ease, Nikon, Kodak, and Essilor.
Sunglass & Optical Warehouse is also proud to carry complete frames and prescription lenses from Maui Jim, Nike, Kaenon, and Rudy Project.
Coatings and Tints
Lens coatings can provide additional optical benefits as well as improving the appearance of your glasses. Among the coatings available are: Anti-Reflective, scratch coats, and UV (ultraviolet) coatings. Mirror coatings are also available.
Anti-Reflective coatings, also know as ‘AR’ or anti-glare coatings, are coatings generally applied to the front and backside surface of lenses for the purpose of diminishing glare or reflections. If you drive at night a good AR coating shrinks down glare or the star/halo effect from oncoming headlights while improving your night vision. Anti-Reflective coatings have also been proven beneficial when using a computer for extended periods of time by reducing glare off of the monitor, which, in turn, eases eyestrain. From a cosmetic standpoint, AR coatings reduce the shine and reflection off of high index lenses, which tend to be brighter due to their thinness.
Even metal can be scratched, so what chance does glass or plastic have? While not protective against deep scratches or gouging, a scratch-proof coating can make your lenses more resistant to the fine scratches that come with day-to-day wear and even from cleaning them with something as seemingly soft as paper towels or napkins. Generally a scratchproof coat will come with an extended warranty on your lenses.
In much the same way that ultraviolet rays can damage your skin, UV rays are believed to be a contributing cause to cataracts and retinal damage. As noted above, polycarbonate, Trivex, and high index lenses provide natural 100 % UV protection for your eyes. Plastic lenses provide minimal UV protection that can be increased to 100% protection with a clear UV-blocking dye.
Tinting lenses is an option but is limited to plastic lenses, Trivex, and some hi-index lenses.