AlphaOmega offers the best spectacle repairs service in the UK. We can mend spectacle frames, sunglasses and lenses for most eyewear brands and models quickly, competently and at a reasonable price.
We use only the finest replacement parts and can supply original glasses frame replacement parts for luxury eyewear brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley. We also carry out rimless glasses repairs and titanium glasses repair.
Our optical workshops use the most advanced technology, including micro-laser welders and specialist electro-plating equipment. We repair glasses frames in many materials, including metal, plastic, nylon, carbon fibre and stainless steel.
To find out how much it costs to repair your broken spectacles or sunglasses, fill in our simple ONLINE ENQUIRY form. You will receive a FREE QUOTE for repairs, and when satisfied, you pop your broken glasses in the post to our specialist repair workshop.
The more details you can give about your broken glasses, the more accurate the quote you will receive. Of course, we reserve the right to provide a final quote after receiving the spectacles and inspected them personally.
Once you agree on the final cost of repair, we start work straight away. If a customer is unhappy with the price, we return the glasses by the next post.
Most customers are delighted with the price of glasses repair, and we do our utmost to carry out the glasses repair work on the same day. Customers can log onto the website with a unique code to track their repair.
For ease of use, our general repairs come in packages. You can choose the package that most suits your needs. All repairs include expert cleaning and overhaul as outlined in package 1.
Repair Package 1 includes a thorough clean and overhaul, straightening frames, replacing worn nose pads and temple tips and ensuring your glasses are in tip-top condition.
Repair Package 2 is for laser welding broken frames, repairing metal joints, broken screws and joint mechanisms.
Repair Package 3 covers expensive specialist materials such as titanium.
Repair package 4 is for genuine branded designer parts with relevant certificates and warranties.
Repair Package 5 covers specialist coatings or treatments from high-end designer labels.
For some idea of the charges you can expect, here is a general idea of what it costs to fix the most common problems.
Indicative repair prices for glasses frames repair and lens replacement.
Expert repair staff at AlphaOmega are always happy to discuss problems and advise on glasses repair. We pride ourselves on customer service, and you can contact us during regular working hours – please go to our CONTACT page for details.
One of the first questions customers ask is 'How much will it cost to fix my glasses frames?'. There is no simple answer, of course, except 'probably a lot less than you think.'
Repair costs can depend on the nature of the problem, the materials used, and if customers require original branded replacement parts or are happy with top-quality custom replacements.
Once we agree on a provisional price for repair, you post your broken glasses direct to our repair workshops. We can confirm the quote once our expert repairs team inspects the glasses.
In 90% of cases, we can confirm the original quote and start the repair, but for some repairs, we need to offer a final quote before we can begin work. Sometimes the final quote can be even lower than the original one!
AlphaOmega is at the cutting edge of eyewear repair technology and can fix eyewear of all sorts, including plastic, metal, titanium and carbon fibre.
Our technical repair experts are highly skilled in electric spot welding, brazing, soldering and laser weld equipment. Staff are proud of their ability to complete 'invisible' repairs that help make mended glasses look as good as new.
AlphaOmega is so confident of its ability to create virtually unnoticeable repairs we offer an unconditional one year warranty.
There are many varieties of metal and plastic materials commonly used in the manufacture of modern eyewear. Metal materials for glasses frame construction can include various alloys such as :
Monel is a nickel-copper alloy that may include small amounts of iron, manganese, copper and silicon. It is popular in glasses frame manufacture because of its malleability and resistance to corrosion. Its main advantage is that it is relatively inexpensive.
Titanium metal has become increasingly popular with designer label eyewear manufacturers. It is a sliver-grey metal that is exceptionally light and very durable, corrosion-resistant and highly hypoallergenic. Colour-tinted titanium has helped increase its use in eyewear models.
A titanium-based allot, Flexon is very popular with eyewear makers as it is a 'memory metal' that will reform to its original shape after bending or twisting. Although not as light as titanium, Flexon is not as heavy as some other metals and is corrosion resistant as well as hypoallergenic.
Beryllium is a steel grey coloured metal that offers a lower-priced alternative to titanium, having many of the same properties and is available in a wide range of colours.
Another alternative to titanium, stainless steel, is an alloy of steel can chromium. It is light, durable and corrosion-free and because it contains no nickel, it is hypoallergenic.
Frames made of aluminium tend to be more expensive. Lightweight and very resistant to corrosion, aluminium is the material of choice for high-end designer eyewear. Aluminium is usually blended with iron and silicon to increase strength and durability.
Carbon fibre is a robust but lightweight material that is increasingly popular for eyewear manufacture. Five times as strong as steel, it consists of thin strands twisted together in a crystal alignment. As well as a low weight to strength ratio, it is also corrosion-resistant, temperature tolerant and hypoallergenic. It is also relatively expensive.
Some upmarket eyewear can be made from precious metals such as gold and silver. They tend to be heavier than many modern metal alloys and not as strong, but they are flexible and corrosion-resistant. Although used as a trace element in some alloys, silver is heavy and not particularly comfortable to wear.
Plastics offer a modern alternative to metal eyewear frames. They have some drawbacks such as being easier to break, becoming more brittle in strong sunshine and colour fading over time. But they allow much more flexibility in design. Modern plastic acetates have overcome the problems of original plastics. The most common plastics used in glasses frame manufacture are:
There are many blended nylon frames on the market, and the materials family includes polyamides, gliamides and trogamids. Today's nylon blended glasses frames are lightweight, flexible and long-lasting. Nylon blended frames are found in sports performance eyewear. It is easily moulded for wraparound frames and is also resistant to the effects of temperature change.
Also known as zyl, zylonite is a cellulose acetate that is a cheap, lightweight option for many eyewear companies. It comes in many colours, and laminated frames offer multicolour eyewear options.
Nylon infused cellulose acetate called propionate is used for high-end eyewear. Slightly more transparent and glossy than other acetates, it is known for its featherweight characteristic without loss of strength.
We can replace lenses for all brands of glasses and sunglasses. We are authorised retailers for designer brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, Gucci and has the capability to source genuine and original replacement lenses.
Many customers prefer not to pay premium prices for genuine lens replacements and opt for high-performance, superior quality lenses. AlphaOmega can source top-quality custom replacement lenses
for the top-name sunglasses brands at a fraction of the price of designer lenses.
Our fast turnaround service means your broken glasses or sunglasses can be back with you in days, looking good as new and with no hidden charges. Most repairs are made within one working day.
We have repaired glasses from Switzerland, Malta, Spain – even Australia with stories of spectacles crushed by cars, chewed by pets, and written off as 'unrepairable' by professional opticians.
The team at AlphaOmega pride themselves on first class workmanship and a fast turnaround on all types of glasses repair using specialist tools and high-tech laser welding equipment.