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Should You Have Your Glasses Repaired or Replaced?

Do you wear glasses? According to Vision Magazine, over 2.2 billion people globally have some form of vision impairment or blindness. Anyone who wears them knows that broken glasses can ruin your day, but should you look into eyeglass repair, or have them replaced? Let's look at a few things to consider before you decide.

How Long Can You Wait?

Did you break your glasses right before an important event or trip? In cases like this, time is of the essence. Getting new eyeglasses will probably take too long, so you should look into repairs first. Luckily, any qualified optician will offer emergency repair services so you can get back to seeing clearly quickly. If you're not in a hurry, you can order new frames, but you may still want to have your current frames repaired so you can see while you wait for your new glasses. A big benefit of this is that you'll always have a handy backup on hand if you ever break or lose your glasses.

Is the Damage Severe?

It's important to assess the level of damage when deciding between eyeglass repair or replacement. In many cases, your local eyeglass store can help with repairs. Eyeglasses are commonly broken at the joints or hinges of the frames, which are repairable in most cases. A professional can examine your glasses and tell you whether they can be fixed. If they're too damaged, you can work with them to find a new set of frames to replace your broken glasses.

How Old Are Your Glasses?

You should take the age of your glasses into consideration as well. If your glasses are broken, this is a great time to think about whether it's time to update your frames. While it may be possible to repair them, it could be good to try a new style or switch to a different material like metal. If you're unsure about what kind of frames would look good on you, your local eyeglass store can give advice.

These are just a few things you should think about before deciding whether to look into eyeglass repair or replacement. Do you have more questions about eyeglasses? McNelly Optical Co is here to help. We offer emergency eyeglass repairs and free eyewear consultations. Call today for more information!

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