How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses

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Even the most careful and cautious wearer of sunglasses eventually breaks or loses a lens. Fortunately replacement lenses for your Ray Ban sunglasses are relatively easy to come by. Replacing the lenses usually costs a lot less than replacing the sunglasses, frames and all. Once you've purchased replacement lenses for your Ray Ban sunglasses--major retailers (like Sunglass Hut) are your best source--you're just a few simple steps away from having a fully functional pair of sunglasses again.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 1

Check to make sure that your replacement lenses are the same size and shape as the Ray Ban frames you're replacing.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 2

Hold your Ray Ban sunglasses. Grasp them with the lenses facing you and the earpieces pointing away.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 3

Wrap the fingers of both hands gently around the sunglasses frame. Place both thumbs at either end of one lens. If the lenses are already out, you can skip this step.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 4

Press gently with your thumbs--keeping a light pull tension with your fingers--until the lens pops backwards out of the frame. It might take some steady pressure to get the lens out, but you don't need to force it.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 5

Turn the glasses around so that the earpieces point toward you.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 6

Place the new lens on the inside of the frame, against the opening where it should be installed. Wrap your fingers around the frame. Place both thumbs against either side of the lens, and press gently and evenly until it pops into place.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

Step 7

Apply pressure around the edges of the new lens--still working from inside the glasses--to make sure it's firmly seated all the way around.

How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses
How to Replace Lenses on Ray Ban Sunglasses (Image: CRP photo)

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Tips & Warnings

  • If you have prescription Ray Ban sunglasses you should check with the retailer where you bought the glasses or the doctor who filled the prescription. You need the correct prescription Ray Ban lenses before you attempt to replace the lens.
  • Always be gentle when replacing sunglasses lenses; excess force might break them.
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