Lens Replacement: Keep Your Old Bolle Sunglasses as Good as New
Quality sunglasses, like Bolle, that thick all the boxes: they look good on you, they complement your style, they offer great protection etc.; are neither easy to find nor are they a cheap investment.
Of course, when you have them, you do everything that needs to be done to protect them, you clean them properly, store them properly in a secure hard case, you keep them away from the sun… But what when they are damaged, scratched or loosened? Should you simply throw them out and count your losses?
Thankfully, you don’t always need to throw away your sunglasses when damaged, and try to find new ones you’ll love. If the only problem is damaged lenses, instead of buying new shades, you can refresh your old pair by ordering quality Bolle replacement lenses.
Why Get Replacement Lenses?
New lenses will help you see better. It’s a good idea to replace your lenses when they are scratched, not only because they look old, but more importantly, because of the discomfort they bring to your eyes.
The real problem isn’t that it will be annoying to look through less than perfect Bolle lenses, which it will, but that that annoyance can cause you real problems. So, far from luxury, eye comfort is a necessity. Scratches on your lenses cause refraction of light, which can result in headaches and eye strain. This is because, due to the scratches, the eyes will have a hard time seeing clearly.
Note: If you are having problems cleaning your lenses, or you are getting headaches, your sunglass lenses are probably scratched, even if you haven’t noticed.
Choice of Features
Replacement sunglass lenses offer a variety of features: polarisation, colour, gradation, mirroring etc. So, you decide to replace your lenses, you can also choose to either stay with the same features, or get an upgrade. For instance, if your old pair didn’t’ have polarisation, you can order Bolle polarized lenses. This way, you get to use your sunglasses during conditions with high amount of glare, like for instance around snow or water. Wearing regular lenses in conditions with a high amount of glare won’t prevent strain and discomfort.
Appearance is a good reason to decide to replace your lenses. When the sunglass lenses are scratched, your sunnies may seem old, worn out and unattractive. But instead of splurging on a new pair, you can purchase Bolle replacement lenses, and get the same result for less money.
Your new shiny Bolle lenses will revive your sunglasses, making them seem fresher, or even like new. This way you can even freshen up your style, by ordering a different colour glass, or a mirrored glass etc.
A Cost-Friendy Solution
Buying a new pair of quality sunglasses is not the cheapest investment. If instead, you opt for buying Bolle sunglasses replacement lenses, you will save yourself some money.
Sunglasses are being sold each year in numbers we simply can’t imagine. This comes not only with the need for protection from the sun, but more so with the rapid change in the way we buy, in the last few decades. This consumer and manufacturer’s behaviours leave devastating marks on our planet. Fortunately, environmental awareness is growing amongst consumers, and with it, the number of responsible manufacturers that work with the same mission in mind.
By developing a “fixing instead of buying” behaviour, we are contributing to the fight to save the environment, which means that by fixing your sunglasses instead of throwing them away, you’re helping to reduce plastic waste. So, in a way you are also fixing our planet.
The Replacement Process
If you decide to buy yourself a new pair of lenses, but you are worried about the replacement process – go ahead and make your order, since removing the old lenses and installing new ones is a fairly easy task that everyone can do. All you’ll need to do is simply follow the instructions given by the supplier. The only special tool you might need in some cases is a special optical screwdriver, which you can also find from the store you decide to order your replacement lenses from.
Why Are Quality Sunglass Lenses So Important?
Though they are stylish pieces, that can make your entire outfit, make you look cool, old school, or whatever you are going for, the first and foremost function of sunglasses is to protect your eyes’ health and your eyesight.
Sun rays, more specifically, harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, can cause a range of eye problems and diseases. The truth is that there is a debate amongst researchers whether wearing scratched out sunglass lenses means less UV protection or not, but it might be prudent to err on the side of caution, and refresh your favourite Bolle shades anyways.
Furthermore, the tinted lenses with a 100% UV protection can protect against aging. The skin around our eyes is usually the first place when we can notice wrinkles. This is because it’s very delicate and thin, and the sunlight might be the real culprit.