AlphaOmega offers the best spectacle repair service available 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 branded 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 repair 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.
The more details you can provide about your broken glasses, the more accurate the quote you will receive. Of course, we reserve the right to offer a final quote after receiving the spectacles and inspecting them personally.
Once you agree on the final cost of repair, we will start work immediately. If you are unhappy with the price, we will return the glasses by the next post.
Most of our customers are delighted with the cost of glasses repair by AlphaOmega. Customers can log onto the website with a unique code to track their individual repairs. We do our utmost to complete the repair work on the same day.
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 the repair packages below.
Includes a thorough clean and overhaul, replacing worn nose pads and temple tips and ensuring your glasses are in tip-top condition.
This is for laser welding broken frames, repairing metal joints, replacing broken screws and fixing joint mechanisms.
Covers the use of specialist materials such as Titanium or precious metals.
This package uses genuine branded designer parts with relevant certificates and warranties for repairs.
It also covers specialist lens coatings or treatments used by high-end designer labels.
Indicative repair prices.
Laser weld metal: £25 – £40, same day
Laser weld titanium: £40, same day
Custom lenses: £50, 5 days
Designer lenses: £50 – £80, 7 -1 0 days
Custom arms: £40, same day
Nose pads: £15, same day
Straighten frame: £25 – £40, same day
The expert 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 see our CONTACT page for details.
One of the first questions customers ask is, 'How much will it cost to repair my glasses frames?'. Of course, there is no simple answer except 'probably a lot less than you think.' Repair costs can depend on the nature of the problem, the materials used, and whether 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 directly to our repair workshops. We will confirm the quote once our expert team inspects the glasses. In 90% of cases, we 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 is 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.
Many varieties of metal and plastic materials are commonly used to manufacture 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, 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 and 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 called 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 highly 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 increasingly popular for eyewear manufacture. It is five times as strong as steel and consists of thin strands twisted together in a crystal alignment. As well as a low weight-to-strength ratio, it is corrosion-resistant, temperature-tolerant and hypoallergenic. It is also relatively expensive.
Some upmarket eyewear is made from precious metals such as gold and silver. These materials tend to be heavier than 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.
Plastic offers a modern alternative to metal eyewear frames but has some drawbacks. They are easier to break, becoming more brittle in strong sunshine, and the colour can fade over time. Modern plastic acetates have overcome many of the problems of original plastics. The most common plastics used in glasses frame manufacture are:
Many blended nylon frames are on the market, and the materials family includes polyamides, gliamides and trogamids. Today's nylon blended glass 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 and 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 losing strength.
We can replace lenses for all brands of glasses and sunglasses. We are an authorised retailer for designer brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley and can source genuine and original replacement lenses. Many customers prefer not to pay premium prices for branded lens replacements and opt for high-performance, superior-quality lenses. AlphaOmega can source top-quality custom replacement lenses or 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.
We have repaired spectacles crushed by cars, chewed by pets, and written off as 'unrepairable'.
Highly competitive prices for all our repair packages and all repairs come with a 100% guarantee.