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Can you fit current varifocal lenses into a new frame


I had my eye test 2 weeks ago and do not need new glasses but my glasses feel uncomfortable. Is it possible to fit my current variofocals into new frames? I moved to Newquay in May this year and go to Specsavers here, but my current glasses were from an independent opticians in Yorkshire. Hope you can answer this for me.

Answer Written answer:

It's pot luck if you can find a frame that the lenses will fit into, and the optical centres will have to be exactly right or the varifocals may be difficult to use.  The lenses could possibly be edged into a smaller frame. If you go into the practice the staff should be able to see if they have anything suitable.

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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