Reglaze (Lens Replacement)    

Here at, we offer a very competitively priced Lens Replacement (Reglaze) service. 

  • Perhaps your current lenses are damaged?
  • Or maybe your prescription has changed?
  • Perhaps you wish to change your lenses to thinner lenses
    or different lenses?

Rather than buying new glasses, you can keep your frame by posting your glasses to us and we will replace the lenses.

Our single vision reglaze price starts from £49 for Clean & Clear 1.6 Thin & Lightweight Anti-Reflection (AR) coated lenses.

(We're not currently offering a reglaze service for varifocal or bifocal lenses).

Simply select which lenses you require, enter your prescription (or photo or scan it (and then upload it on this page, or upload it on our 'Contact Us' page) or post it to us) and we will reglaze your frame and have your glasses back to you as soon as possible (usually in 5 to 10 working days).

  • Our reglazing prices are for FULL FRAME glasses only. If you
    require your SEMI-RIMLESS (supra) glasses to be reglazed,
    there may be an extra cost. Please get in touch with us
    through our 'Contact Us' page for the semi-rimless price.
    We also do not reglaze rimless glasses unless we supplied
    the frame originally. If we did sell you the rimless frames,
    please get in touch with us through our 'Contact Us' page
    for the reglaze price.

  • If you know your pupillary distance (PD) reading, please
    enter the figure onto our form opposite. However, we will
    be able to measure your PD from your glasses that you
    send to us if you do not provide us with a figure.

  • Please post your glasses to our address found on our
    'Contact Us' page. Inside the box that you post your
    glasses in, please include your name and order number
    If it is possible, you could also include a copy of your
    prescription. We recommend sending them either by
    'Signed For' (insured up to the value of £50 or, if your
    glasses are expensive, by Royal Mail Special Delivery
    Postage (special delivery for the UK only). We will return
    them to you, for free, using either Royal Mail Special
    Delivery (UK) or Royal Mail 'Signed For' (rest of the

  • Please note that if the frame of your glasses is in a
    poor condition, we will not be able to offer you our
    reglazing service.

Reglazing is a delicate process and very occasionally, a frame can break due to the dry solder (with metal frames) or brittleness (in the case of plastic frames). In the unlikely event that this occurs to your frame, we are sorry to say that we will not be liable for the cost of your frame.

             Help with your Lens Options

Here at, we have kept our Lens Replacement (Reglaze) options simple and at a great price. Because of their high overheads, high street opticians charge a lot to put new lenses into your old frame. Our overheads are not high so there is no need to have our prices high - good for you! We are also confident we have some of the best reglaze prices on the web.
  • Our Lens Replacement (Reglaze) service offers Single Vision
    Clean & Clear 1.6 Thin & Lightweight Anti-Reflection
    (AR) Lenses
    * for just £49. These lenses will be noticeably
    thinner and more lightweight than standard 1.5 or 1.56

    (You may have noticed that our Cylinder (CYL) drop-down 
    forms for the left and right eye only go up to -2.00. However,
    for our 1.6 lenses, if you have a negative Sphere (SPH)
    reading, we are still able to supply, for free, CYL's higher than
    -2.00, up to -4.00. You won't be able to input this onto our
    forms so please either upload a copy of your prescription to
    us or tell us in the 'Any Additional Information' form).

  • For those that have a high prescription (Sphere (SPH)
    reading above +/-2), we recommend our Clean & Clear 1.67
    Extra-Thin Anti-Reflection (AR) lenses for which our reglaze
    service is just £58. This will make your lenses even thinner
    and more lightweight. Our 1.67 AR lenses are always 
    Aspheric. Aspheric lenses allow the lenses to be made
    thinner and flatter.

    (You may have noticed that our Cylinder (CYL) drop-down
    forms for the left and right eye only go up to -2.00. However,
    for our 1.67 lenses, if you have a negative Sphere (SPH)
    reading, we are still able to supply, for no extra cost, CYL's
    higher than -2.00, up to -4.00. You won't be able to input
    this onto our forms so please either upload a copy of your
    prescription to us or tell us in the 'Any Additional
    Information' form).

  • Our Clean & Clear 1.74 Ultra-Thin Anti-Reflection (AR)
    lenses are the thinnest and most lightweight plastic lenses
    available. To replace your lenses with 1.74 AR lenses will
    cost £90. They are only available from us if you have a
    negative prescription (the Sphere (SPH) reading). We
    recommend choosing a 1.74 lens if your prescription is
    higher than -4.50 for Sphere (SPH) reading (i.e: from -4.50
    to -8.00). Our 1.74 lenses are also Aspheric which
    contributes to the lenses being thinner and flatter.

  • Our 1.5 and 1.6 Transition® lenses (known as 
    'Photochromatic Lenses' and available in either grey or
    brown), change colour in sunlight meaning that you
    can use them during the day or at night. They are
    temperature dependent, darkening better in colder
    climates such as Northern Europe (in snowy conditions,
    they become extra dark due to the intense ultraviolet
    light. Transitions® need ultraviolet rays from sunlight
    to darken, meaning they're not always suitable for
    behind a car windscreen (Our Polarised lenses are 

    good during sunny driving conditions - please see
    below). The lenses without anti-reflection (AR) coating
    are darker in sunny conditions, whereas with 
    anti-reflection (AR) coating, they are better inside and
    at night because they are lighter in colour. The thin 
    1.6 Transition® lenses come with anti-reflection (AR)
    coating. The higher lens index value (1.6) causes
    reflections to increase. Having an AR coating helps
    to eliminate this.

  • Our Blue Protect lenses help to filter out blue light
    that can be found in artificial light sources such
    as mobile phones and tablets. There's been research
    showing that too many blue light rays could disrupt
    our internal body clock that controls our sleeping
    and waking cycles. Blue Protect comes in standard
    1.5 thickness lenses, thin & lightweight 1.6 lenses and
    extra-thin & lightweight 1.67 lenses.

  • Our 1.6 Honeycomb (AR) lenses have a coating of tiny
    hexagonal interlocking shapes (only visible when
    inspected closely or when the lens mists) that help to
    reduce light scatter and glare, improving vision clarity.
    The benefits of the lens are found both in bright and
    low light settings.

  • Our 1.59 Anti-Reflection (AR) Polycarbonate Lenses
    are good for sport as they are tougher than normal
    lenses. They're known as 'plastic aluminium' - weight
    for weight, they're 4 times the strength of aluminium
    - the material is used for riot shields. Because they're 
    1.59, they're also thin lenses.

          Please note: our brown and grey 1.5 Transitions®
          and our 1.59 Polycarbonate lenses have a more
          limited prescription range than we have for all our
          other lenses. Certain prescriptions will require
          more expensive 'surfaced' lenses. If this is the
          case for you, we will contact you very soon after
          you place your order to ask if you wish to pay the
          extra cost for 'surfaced' lenses or, in the case of
          the 1.5 Transition® lenses, if you wish to upgrade
          to 1.6 Transitions® or if you wish to change or
          cancel your order.

  • Our 1.53 AR Trivex lenses are impact resistant. They
    are just as strong as Polycarbonate lenses but are 
    even more lightweight and have slightly sharper
    vision, although Trivex lenses aren't as thin as the 
    1.59 Polycarbonate lenses are.

  • Our 1.5 Nupolar® Polarised sun lenses are tinted
    and eliminate glare, offering 100% protection from
    harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. They're ideal for those
    sunny sunrises & sunsets when you can be 'blinded'
    by the sun, even when wearing 'normal' sunglasses.
    Polarised lenses must not be worn while driving at
    night. They come in 3 different colours: grey, brown
    and green.

  • Our standard 1.5 Tinted Sun Lenses, our standard
    1.5 Tinted Sun Anti-Reflection (AR) Lenses and our
    thin & lightweight 1.6 Tinted Sun Anti-Reflection
    (AR) lenses
     are 'fixed tint' (they are always coloured
    and so are for day use only). They will absorb 85%
    of sunlight. Our 1.5 Tinted Sun Lenses (non-AR and
    AR) come in 3 different colours: brown, grey and
    green, whereas our 1.6 Tinted Sun AR Lenses just
    come in brown and grey. Our 1.6 Tinted Sun AR
    Lenses are only available from us if you have a
    negative prescription (the Sphere (SPH) reading).


*  Occasionally, for those with a low prescription 
    (Sphere (SPH) reading around Plano (0) to 1, 
    sending us a pair of semi-rimless glasses, we may
    have to use a thicker lens (1.5 or 1.56) to enable

    glazing to occur. Here is the technical bit! - for
    semi-rimless glasses, the edges of the lenses 
    have to be thick enough to allow a groove to be
    cut to hold the nylon thread. On occasion, a 
    1.6 lens will be just too thin. Please be assured
    that we'll contact you before we do this to make
    sure you're happy with us using a thicker lens.

*  For the rare occurrence that you have a 
    positive (+) prescription Sphere (SPH) reading,
    you have a small pupillary distance
    measurement and you send us a wide frame,
    we may have to use a special lens (known as
    a 'surfaced' lens to get the centre of the lens
    in the correct place. In the unlikely event that
    this occurs for you, we will need to ask you for
    an additional payment. Please be assured that
    if this arises for you, we will contact you soon
    after you place your order to ask if you wish 
    to pay for the special lenses or if you wish to
    cancel your order.


            Help with your Prescription 

Before you order prescription lenses at, you need to have a copy of your prescription that was given to you at your last eye test. To order from us, this needs to have been within the last 2 years. If it has been longer than this time (or you have never had your eyes tested), please go to an optician and get an eye test.

After the examination,
ask for a copy of your prescription - the optician is legally obliged to give it to you. Then you'll be ready to order your lenses from us. You can also ask the optician to give you your Pupillary Distance (PD) measurement (the distance, in millimetres, between the pupils of each eye), although he/she does not have to give you this (there may be a small fee). For Lens Replacement (Reglazes), it's not important that you have a Pupillary Distance (PD) measurement because if you don't, we can measure your PD from the pair of glasses that you send to us.

On your prescription, abbreviations will more than likely be used:

•  ‘R’  will refer to your   ‘Right Eye

•  ‘L’  will refer to your    ‘Left Eye’   

•  ‘SPH’  will refer to      ‘SPHERE’    

•  ‘CYL’  will refer to       ‘CYLINDER’    
•  ‘ADD’  or  ‘NEAR’ refers to ‘NEAR


This figure designates the strength of lens needed to correct your focus:  A positive (+) SPH for long sightedness (problems focusing on close objects) and a negative (-) SPH to correct short sightedness (problems focusing on far objects). If you are neither short nor long sighted, on your prescription, you will see the word PLANO or PL, or the figure 0 (sometimes 0.00), or the sign for infinity:  ∞   However, this does not necessarily mean you have perfect eyesight as you may have an astigmatism (see below).


The CYL figure helps to correct an Astigmatism - which means the eye has problems focusing at
particular angles. The eye will be slightly rugby ball shaped rather than football (soccer for our American customers!) shaped. This box on your prescription MAY BE EMPTY, in which case you do not have to put anything in the ‘CYL’ part on our prescription form. Similarly, an optician may write: ‘DS’ in the CYL box. If you see this, you can ignore the ‘CYL’ part of our form.


There will only be an AXIS figure if you have a CYL figure. It tells us where exactly on your eye the astigmatism is. Be particularly careful inputting this figure to us. It is measured in degrees from 0 to 180. Occasionally there will be a 1/2 or .5 figure.

NEAR ADDITION (ADD)                 

The ADD('s) is the Additional correction needed for READING
and/or COMPUTER USE. The figure is almost always the same for each eye so if it is just written once on your prescription, do not be confused - you can just add the same figure into both boxes on our form.


   Some prescriptions will include a figure in the
    PRISM section. The prism helps to correct such
    conditions as muscle
imbalance problems. If
    your prescription
includes a figure in the prism
    box, please get in touch with us through our
    ‘Contact Us’ page and we may be able to
    you but it will involve an additional cost.

•  Please double check you have entered the (+)
    and (-) correctly
into our form

•  Sometimes an optician may, for example, write:
    +050  or  +175  for the SPH, CYL or the ADD.
    He/she has
simply omitted the dot and you can
    enter into our form as:  +0.50  or  +1.75

•  Sometimes, an optician may write
the + or -
    above the figure like this:  +       or this:   -

                                                     0.5                 1.5


Upload a Scan or a Photo of your prescription to us using the form opposite or

Email (through our Contact Us page) or    
Post it to us
(address found on our ‘Contact Uspage).

OR, if you need ANY CLARIFICATION, you can call
us on:

           +44 (0)1908 965985

  What is my Pupillary Distance (or PD)?      

Your Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance between your eyes, measured from the centre of one pupil to the centre of the other. Once we have your PD, we can then ensure that your lenses are made so that the centre of each lens lines up with the centre of your pupils. If you have a high strength prescription, (a sphere (SPH) reading higher than +/-3) a precise PD measurement is very important.

How can I find out my Pupillary Distance Measurement?     

Often, your optician will not include your PD measurement on your prescription so you can ask him/her after you have had your eyes tested or get in touch with him/her at a later date (see below on getting your PD measurement from a prescription).

If your prescription is not too high, (a sphere (SPH) reading between -2 and +2) we can make your glasses for you using an average pupillary distance measurement.

You can also measure your PD yourself, although we recommend you have someone help you rather than use a mirror:

    •  Place a millimetre ruler against your forehead and the bridge
       of your nose.

    •  Line up the zero mark of the ruler to the centre of one pupil.
    •  Read the millimetre measurement for the centre of the other

    •  Repeat this 3 or 4 times for accuracy.

If your glasses are for reading or computer work, the measurement for your PD is always slightly less than the 'distance' PD. If you are measuring your PD yourself, the measurement you get will be for 'distance'. If you require reading or computer glasses, please enter your PD for distance into our form and tell us in the 'Any Additional Information' box that you measured your PD yourself. We will then adjust the PD measurement if you've ordered glasses for reading or computer. If you don't write anything in the 'Any Additional Information' box, we will take the PD measurement you've entered into our form as the PD required for the specific glasses you have ordered.

Unfortunately, due to covid-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to check your PD measurement from the glasses that you send us to be reglazed.

Getting your PD Measurement if it is written on your Prescription  

If there are 2 PD measurements shown on your prescription, such as 63/60, this will mean that the 63mm figure is for distance use and 60mm will be your reading or computer PD.
If you have just one PD, this will more than likely be your distance PD. You may want to confirm with your optician as there is the possibility this was written with reading or computer glasses in mind.
Occasionally, your optician may write your PD for each eye, for example: 32/31. In this case, please write these figures into the 'Any Additional Information' box. The first figure is always the measurement for the right eye; the second figure, the measurement for the left eye.

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10 June 2016  |  Lesley

I am highly delighted with the service from Internet Specs both in terms of the quality of the customer care and cost and quality of the product - my existing sunglasses have been re glazed for just £35.00 compared to an extortionate price quoted by my optician - I would have no hesitation in both recommending Mark and using Internet specs again.

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01 February 2016  |  Andrew

I had recently purchased some new frames whilst on a trip to America and was looking for someone to put lenses in them for me. After a crazy price from my local opticians I thought I would take a look on the internet and found and was so glad that I did. I dropped them an email about my requirements and within a couple of minutes received a call from Mark Sceats who was extremely helpful and talked over my prescription and what I needed to do. I was a little worried about sending my frames off and having lenses made but I needn't have been, the whole process was easy and the service was amazing. I had my glasses back within a week and at a fraction of the cost my local optician had quoted me! I will be recommending internet specs to everyone and will definitely be using their services again. Thanks

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15 December 2015  |  Rebecca

Very happy with reglazing. Paid so much more on the high street and Internetspecs did a much more professional job.
Would definitely recommend to use this company. will always use this company from now on.

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22 September 2015  |  Alison

Excellent service..quick,efficient, great communication... Reglazing is perfect and half the price I was quoted elsewhere....would recommend to everyone.. thank you

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Great product and service
06 October 2014  |  Todd

I had my own frames, which I mailed to internetspecs for lenses (reglazing). The price quote was the best I'd found, and the finished product was of a very high quality. Also, communication from the staff and service were top-notch all the way.

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Highly recommend.
28 July 2014  |  John

Can't praise this company enough . Fantastic service and a pleasure to deal with. They will be my first choice from now on and will definately recommend to friends . Thank you. ;0)

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28 March 2014  |  Colin

Again excellent service and personnel communication.
Have bought glasses in the past from internet specs and Mark kept me informed by telephone and gave me advise on all aspects of my order.
Great reliable service with customer care outstanding.

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