Reglaze Service

Has your prescription changed? Lenses damaged, scratched or broken? Bought new frames but now need your lenses fitting? We can fit new lenses to your old frame.

Prescription Lenses & Lens Replacement

Reglaze glasses – Has your prescription changed? Are your lenses scratched or damaged? Have you bought a new frame and now need lenses putting in?

At Manchester Optical, we provide our customers with the highest quality prescription lenses and lens replacements. We offer a wide range of options to choose from, including single vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses. Our lenses are made from the highest quality materials and are scratch-resistant.

We help people solve common problems such as prescriptions changing and lenses being damaged. We can help you reglaze your glasses, meaning you can keep your current frame. This can save you money and allow you to keep a pair of glasses you like the look of.

How to order

All you need to be able to reglaze your frame is your prescription (less than 2 years old).

Please remeber that by law your optician has to provide you with a copy of your prescription. You are not obliged to buy your glasses from your optician, who in turn must not imply that you should.

So with that in mind, bring your new or recent prescription to us with your existing frames and we can get you up and running with new lenses in no time.

Tinted lenses?

You can add a tint to any of our lenses! We provide 6 alternative colours of tinted lenses for you to choose from – Brown, Grey, Green, Red, Blue, and Yellow. Our tints are defined by the light transmission factor (LTF), where 100% LTF is completely clear, and 0% LTF permits no light to pass through (solid). We offer 3 alternative LTF tints :

  • 15% LTF tints allow 15% light transmission and are used for bright light situations and provide maximum protection from the bright sun especially for those people sensitive to bright lights.
  • 50% LTF tints allow 50% light transmission and are good general all round tints for outdoor protection from the sun but not extreme light situations such as midday sun on the water. These 50% tints would be more suitable for driving conditions.
  • 85% LTF tints allow 85% light transmission and are often used as “fashion” tints.

Alternatively we can provide Transition lenses which are photosensitive. Transitions lenses are clear in normal light but they tint under bright light.

Transition lenses?

Transition lenses are photosensitive. Transitions lenses are clear in normal light but they tint under bright light. They are perfect all round lenses, offering everyday use with fantastic visual acuteness as well as 100% UV protection and glare reduction.

They are ideal for most people’s everyday lives by eliminating the inconvenience of carrying around an extra pair of prescription sunglasses but they are not suitable for use inside cars when driving, as windscreens absorb the UV-light used for Transitions Lenses to work. They are available for single vision, bifocal and varifocal prescriptions.

Ask about this option in store.

Coatings and tints?

We offer :

  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Hard anti-scratch coating for FREE
  • UV 400 Protective coating
  • Sunglasses tint
  • Transitions Single Vision Lenses
  • Transitions Bifocal Lenses
  • Transitions Varifocal Lenses

Ask about these options in store.

What does UV400 Protective Coating do?

UV (Ultra Violet) 400 coating helps protect the eyes from harmful damage caused by the sun. We recommend that you add these coating on to the lenses in your prescription glasses or prescription sunglasses. Ultraviolet radiation produced by the sun is invisible radiation that can cause damage to your eyes with long term exposure.

What does Anti-reflective coating do?

Anti-reflective coatings help protect the lens surfaces from scratches and reduce distractions, such as glare and surface reflections. Normally, these front and back surface reflections can reduce the amount of light reaching the eyes, thereby reducing your vision in low lighting levels and glare situations, such as driving and computing. The appearance of your prescription glasses or prescription sunglasses, and your eyes themselves is also improved. The coating makes the lenses almost invisible by reducing the front surface reflectance. In addition to this, photographic and video reflection of your prescription glasses or prescription sunglasses is reduced as are the annoying reflections from your own eyes.

What are High Index Lenses?

High index lenses have thinner edges than standard lenses made to the same prescription. As they are thinner, they are lighter and more comfortable to wear.

We recommend High Index Lenses if  you prefer a thinner, lighter lens option because you have a medium to high prescription.

We offer 3 x alternative High Index Lenses in single vision, bifocal or varifocal:

  • 1.60 index lenses – these are approx 25% thinner than standard index lenses.
  • 1.67 index lenses – these are approx 40% thinner than standard index lenses.
  • 1.74 index lenses – these are approx 55% thinner than standard index lenses.

An anti-reflective coating is included free of charge on all our high index lenses. This is because they reflect more light than standard lenses. High index lenses may take slightly longer to produce – so please bear this in mind when ordering

We manufacture all types of complex prescriptions so if any of the above is unclear, you can seek advice by telephone on 0161 343 4064 or via email at

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Our eyewear Manchester services are second to none, and we can produce anything from the simplest to the most complex prescriptions through a combination of our highly skilled technicians and our investment in the latest optical machinery and equipment.

All of our lenses, coatings, and treatments benefit from top-quality materials and production. Reglaze your glasses Manchester today. Quick and easy with a fast 5-10 day turnaround at our glasses store Manchester. Visit our Manchester frames experts at our Manchester glasses shop for the best in optical care.

Manchester Optical Ltd

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Manchester Optical Ltd
87-89 Old Street

Tel: 0161 343 4064

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