When your glasses break, you often need to buy a whole new pair. But, what if only the frames are damaged and the lenses are still in good condition? Or what if you just want a new look? Will Walmart put old lenses in new frames? Most Walmart Vision Centers will put your old lenses into new frames for you, and you’ll only pay the cost of the new frames. For more details on the store policy, see below.
Will Walmart Put Old Lenses in New Frames?
If the frames of your glasses broke or you’re only looking to replace the frames of your glasses, you can bring them to some Walmart Vision Centers and can have your lenses set in new frames, customer service representatives at Walmart Vision Centers in several states confirmed. 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.
Not all Walmart Vision Centers will put your lenses in new frames; although the majority (about 85%) of the stores we called said they could replace frames, the policy varies by store. Vision Center associates at two locations in Michigan and New Jersey, for example, advised visiting a private optical practice instead. You should call your local Walmart and speak to a Vision Center associate to learn whether frame replacement is available.
At Walmart Vision Centers that do offer frame replacement, the only requirement is that the new frames must be the same size or smaller than your current frames, customer service representatives said. If you choose smaller frames, the Walmart Vision Center will cut your old lenses to fit.
There is no additional charge for fitting old lenses into new frames; all you have to pay for is the cost of the frames themselves. You can get your old lenses reframed at Walmart even if you didn’t originally buy them at Walmart. To put new lenses into your existing frames, there is a fee which varies by store but is usually around $10, in addition to the purchase price of the lenses themselves.
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Be sure to check the hours that the Vision Center is open, as they may be different from the general store hours.
While the frame replacement policy varies by store, most Walmart Vision Centers will put your old lenses into new frames. At stores that do offer this service, you can replace your frames at no additional cost — you’ll only pay for the cost of the new frames. Keep in mind that your new frames will need to be the same size or smaller than your current frames, so the lenses can be cut to fit.
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