Smashed Spectacles? Here's What to Do!
Accidents happen, and sometimes they can be costly. If you wear prescription glasses, you know that they can be expensive to replace if they break. Not to mention, you rely on them for everyday tasks, like reading, driving, and working. So, what should you do if your spectacles break?
Here's a guide to help you navigate the situation and get your spectacles replaced quickly. If you're experiencing issues with broken spectacles, simply book an appointment or seek assistance from Eye Emporium or Open Eye.
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Step 1: Assess the Damage
First of all, it's important to remain calm and assess the situation. The first step is to assess the damage. Depending on how severe the break is, you may be able to make temporary repairs to hold you over until you can get to your local optician. For example, if the arm has come off, you could try taping it back on. If the lenses are scratched, you may be able to buff them out with a soft cloth.
However, if the damage is more significant, like a broken frame or a shattered lens, you will need to get your glasses replaced entirely. Regardless of the severity of the damage, it's important to seek professional help to get your glasses repaired or replaced. Trying to fix them yourself can lead to further damage, and may not be safe for your eyes. An experienced optician, like Eye Emporium, can assess the damage and recommend the best course of action.
Step 2: Find a Reliable Optician Near You
The next step is to find a reliable optician near you who can replace your spectacles quickly.
At Eye Emporium we provide a seamless and efficient service for repairing or replacing your glasses, with the convenience of 6 accessible locations in London. You can find us in Stratford, Bethnal Green, Cricklewood, Roman Road, Willesden, Edgware Road and Acton. Our stores are open throughout the week, Monday to Saturday, ensuring flexible options that fit your schedule.
Step 3: Book an Appointment Online or Call us
Once you've found a reliable optician, the next step is to book an appointment. Eye Emporium makes it easy to book an appointment online or over the phone. When booking your appointment, make sure to let us know that you need a replacement for broken glasses so we can prioritize your appointment and help you get your glasses replaced quickly.
Step 4: Choose Your New Glasses
When you arrive at Eye Emporium, you will have a wide range of frames and lenses to choose from. We offer designer frames, women's glasses or men's glasses that suits your style and your budget.
We offer a range of lenses, including single vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses, so you can choose the option that works best for your vision needs.
Step 5: Pick Up Your New Glasses
Once you've chosen your new spectacles, Eye Emporium can often have them ready on the same day or within 24 hours. We will fit your new prescription glasses to ensure they're comfortable and provide the best vision correction. We will also provide you with advice on how to care for your new glasses to ensure they last as long as possible.
Having a spare pair of glasses is always a good idea. It can provide you with a backup in case of emergencies or accidents. If you have a spare pair of glasses, you won't have to worry about being without your spectacles for an extended period of time while you wait for your broken pair to be repaired or replaced. Investing in a spare pair of glasses can save you time and money in the long run. If your primary pair of glasses breaks or becomes damaged, you'll be able to continue your daily activities without interruption.
Step 6: Preventing Future Breaks
The best way to deal with broken spectacles is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Here are some tips to help prevent future breaks:
-Avoid leaving them in hot or humid areas, like a car or a bathroom, as this can cause damage to the frame and lenses.
-Don't wear them on the top of your head or around your neck, as this can put pressure on the frame and cause it to warp.
-Have your spectacles adjusted regularly by your local optician to ensure they fit correctly and aren't putting unnecessary stress on the frame.
-Always keep your prescription glasses or sunglasses in a protective case when you’re not wearing them. This can prevent scratches, dirt, and other types of damage that can weaken the frame and lenses.
-Be gentle when handling your glasses. Avoid bending the frame or putting pressure on the arms or nose pads, as this can weaken the structure over time.
Additionally, if you're looking for an alternative to glasses, contact lenses can be an excellent solution. They offer freedom from the worry of broken frames and can provide clear vision. Eye Emporium's experienced optometrists can guide you through the process of fitting and maintaining contact lenses, ensuring a comfortable and reliable option for your visual correction needs.
If you have broken glasses, your local Eye Emporium optician is here to help!
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