Short Answer — Most Walmart Vision Centers will put your old lenses into new frames if you’ve damaged the old frames, and you’ll likely only need to pay for the cost of the new frames. Where available, you can usually use this service even if you didn’t originally purchase your glasses at Walmart.
Will Walmart Put Old Lenses in New Frames?
If the frames of your glasses are broken, or if you’re simply looking to replace your frames for a new look, you can bring them to most Walmart Vision Centers and have your lenses set in new frames.
You can also have new lenses put in your current frames at some Walmart Vision Centers, as long as the frames are in usable condition.
We contacted Walmart’s corporate customer service department and stores in several states to confirm the availability of this service.
We discovered that not all Walmart Vision Centers will put your lenses in new frames. However, the majority of those we contacted (about 85%) said they could replace frames.
Vision Center associates at locations that don’t offer this service recommend customers instead visit a private optical practice.
You can call your local Walmart and speak to a Vision Center associate to find out if frame replacement is available.
Be sure to check the hours your intended Vision Center is open, as they may differ from the general store hours.
At Walmart Vision Centers offering frame replacement, we were told the only requirement is that the new frames must be the same size or smaller than your current frames.
If you choose smaller frames, the Walmart Vision Center will cut your old lenses to fit.
You can usually get your old lenses reframed at Walmart even if you didn’t originally buy them at Walmart.
There’s no additional charge for fitting old lenses into new frames; all you have to pay for is the cost of the frames.
However, to put new lenses into your existing frames, there is a fee that varies by store. It’s usually around $10, in addition to the purchase price of the lenses themselves.