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AlphaOmega Glasses Repair Articles

This is where we post articles on various aspects of glasses repair as well as buying guides for our customers. We repair hundred of glasses and sunglasses every week and our expert staff always keep up-to-date with the latest spectacle repair technologies and practice. We can also offer advice on sunglasses frames and lenses. If you have any comments or thoughts about any of the articles listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us. We also have a Questions & Answers page where our knowledgable staff answer the most frequently asked questions.

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Give up on scratched lenses

Scratched lenses are probably one of the most common causes of complaint by owners of expensive designer sunglasses.

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Guide to sunglass lenses

Sunglass lens technology has come a long way in recent years and new materials are coming onto the eyewear market all the time.

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Importance of nose pads

Nose pads are very important for eyewear comfort. Ensuring they are in good condition should be a priority for all owners of glasses and sunglasses.

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How to spot fake Ray-Bans

With so many very high-quality fakes on the market, it is easy to be misled into shelling out hard-earned cash for a fake pair of glasses.

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Oakley leads the field

It is a classic tale of a small backyard outfit growing into one of the biggest and best-known designer sunglasses brands in the world – Oakley.

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Aviator glasses flying high

Aviator-style sunglass lenses have dominated the sunglasses market ever since with women, in particular, buying into the unique look.

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Replacing Ray-Ban lenses

A scratched or cloudy Ray-Ban lens needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Damaged lenses can also affect vision in more ways than one.

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Oakley replacement parts

Occasionally users will look to replace a broken part or customise their Oakleys. We look at the options for replacement parts for Oakley sunglasses .

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How to clean lenses properly

Glasses take a lot of punishment. If you use spectacles daily to aid your vision, they will need regular maintenance.

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Spectacle repairs make good sense

In more straitened economic times, it's sensible and feels much better, to get glasses expertly repaired and save a small fortune.

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Why bamboo glasses are cool

Sunglasses manufacturers are going green with eco-friendly sunglasses in the wake of public demand for more eco-friendly eyewear

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Anatomy of a glasses frame repair

Glasses frames may well date from ancient times but modern spectacles come many materials, from cellulose acetates to titanium alloys.

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Replacing arms on glasses

There are plenty of DIY fixes on the web with top tips on how to carry out repairs at home. Our top tip is to let the experts do it properly.

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Choosing the best sunglasses

There is more to choosing sunglasses just because they are the latest craze. There other factors to consider when picking a pair of sunglasses.

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Closer look at glasses frames

Glasses frames tend to take a back seat in the buying process, but they deserve a closer look--they can make a big difference.

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How long will lens coating last?

Lens coatings for glasses typically last for one or two years but much depends on the type of lens coating and how well you take care of your glasses.

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Does Ray Ban repair sunglasses?

Many clients ask if Ray-Ban repairs glasses and, if so, how much does it cost? What they really want is to get genuine replacement parts.

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Is it glasses or spectacles?

Most people think of glasses as the modern term while spectacles sound just a little bit old-fashioned. They couldn't be more wrong.

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Genuine Ray Ban Repairs

AlphaOmega is now an authorised official UK dealer for Ray-Ban glasses and sunglasses. It means we can now offer customers genuine parts.

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Materials in repairing glasses

At AlphaOmega we come across spectacles and sunglasses manufactured from a huge range of materials in our busy workshops.

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How much to repair glasses frames?

One of the first questions customers ask is 'How much will it cost to fix my glasses frames?'. There is no simple answer.

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Fixing Oakley Juliet nose bridges

Many people who own Oakley Juliet sunglasses report problems with the nose bridge getting wobbly. AlphaOmega has a low-cost solution.

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Take care of your sunglasses

We asked our glasses repair experts for advice on how best to take care of your sunglasses and keep them in tip-top condition.

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Choosing glasses for sport

Most sports require sharp, clear vision and seeing clearly will usually have a big impact on your game, no matter which sport you play.

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Titanium takes off in eyewear

Titanium is a super-light, durable and robust metal which makes it ideal for spectacle frames and a very popular choice for manufacturers.

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Sunglasses to fit your face

Top-quality glasses are essential for proper eyecare but they need to look good too if you are to wear them with confidence.

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Eye protection on the slopes

The risk of unprotected eye damage is even greater when the sun's glare is intensified by reflection off large expanses of snow.

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Repairing damaged lenses

There is a bewildering, array of sunglasses lens types available today as each manufacturer tries to steal a competitive advantage

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UV shades are good for you

We love the sun but excessive sun exposure is an area where too much too quickly can be not only be inadvisable but even dangerous.

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Outlook for sunglasses

The future looks bright for eyewear manufacturers with the global market in sales in glasses set to grow to more than £19 billion.


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Your Questions

We get many enquiries about glasses care and repair. Your questions are answered by our experts.

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