• Frames and Designer Sunglasses at Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry - Eye Care Center Vancouver

    Frames & Designer Sunglasses

    Using an Existing Frame

Frames & Designer Sunglasses

Using an Existing Frame

We often have questions of whether or not a patient can reuse and old frame for a new prescription or a frame that was purchased outside of our office. We can reuse existing frames under a few conditions. Most frames that are in good condition can be used but with a limitation of liability.

While we are very careful when handling your supplied frames, it is always possible that a frame could break or become damaged when disassembling and reassembling lenses into the frame. Patient-supplied frames are also rarely under warranty. For this reason, we cannot be held responsible for any cost incurred if your existing frames become damaged, broken, or lost when placing your new lenses and in transit to or from our lab. In the event that your frame becomes broken, you can supply another frame, purchase any of our stock frames for 25% off, or can choose from our free frame collection. It is important to note that the cost of lenses cannot be refunded as lenses are custom-made for your specific prescription and the shape of your selected frame.

Using an Existing Frame at Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry - Eye Care Center Vancouver

When a patient elects to use his or her own existing frames we will examine them for any signs of wear and tear. It is important to understand that this does not guarantee that your frames are in optimal shape as there are many factors that could make a frame more likely to break or become damaged that are not visible to the naked eye. We will do our best to advise you of the risk of breakage or damage. Because the frames are not our own, we cannot guarantee a perfect fit and cannot be liable in any way for breakage or cost due to patient-provided frame failure. We will confirm that you wish to proceed knowing the risks associated and assuming financial responsibility for any damage, breakage, or loss. At this time you will also be charged a $30 fee to cover the cost of frame examination, de-mounting, cleaning, edging, and mounting your new lenses into your supplied frame. If your specific frame or lens requires complex lens mountings such as a drill-mount, you may be charged additional fees.

Variety of Designer Sunglasses at Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry - Eye Clinic Vancouver


Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight, but some protect your eyes better than others. You should look for lenses that block ultraviolet light.

There are many types of sunglasses available in a wide range of prices. There are plenty of affordable sunglasses that will protect your eyes.

Here at Wesbrook Eye Care, we can help you with your sunglasses needs. We offer prescription sunglasses so you can see clearly while still protecting your eyes. We also offer lenses that will darken as you step outside so that you can see better indoors and outdoors.

If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses, we can help. We will find you the perfect pair, one that is comfortable and fashionable.