Throw Away Glasses?

Throw Away Glasses?

How many pairs of glasses or sunglasses have you had in your life? 

Ooooofta, I don't even want to think about that number?!?!

lots of glasses


Well, I used to live in Seattle. And I used to buy a pair of cheap sunglasses at a kiosk in Broadway Market (R.I.P.) on Capitol Hill every summer. 

Add to this,

  • Every pair of suns I bought in April when the sun came out for a few days, and I couldn't find the pair I bought the previous summer. 
  • The pairs I bought when I left my suns in my car, and it was bright on my walk. 
  • The pairs of glasses I've bought online without checking any measurements that were ALWAYS too small.
  • I could go on and on....

They were inexpensive, so I didn't really care if I lost them, if they didn't fit/were crooked, or if they genuinely protected my eyes. 

toss glasses

Everything changed when I bought my first pair of "fancy"

aka name brand

aka expensive for me


For many years, I took great care of these sunglasses. Until the day I noticed a scratch in one lens. 

Then I cried. 

And cried some more. 

<SPEX has entered the chat>

At SPEX, we offer lens replacements. So, years down the line, IF you notice a scratch in your lenses but you still love your frame, replacing the lenses is easy. 

What are some other reasons why you may want new lenses in your SPEX frames?

  • Got a new prescription.
  • Need to change out your blue light blocking lenses for sun lenses because you quit your computer job to work as an outdoor guide.
  • You're finally ready to admit that you need reading lenses, not just blue light blocking lenses.
  • You're finally ready to admit that your reader power isn't doing the job anymore, and you need prescription lenses.

So, instead of throwing away or buying new & cheap pairs on repeat, why not get some SPEX? 


  • Your purchase helps people save animals.
  • Personalized service.
  • A hard case + cleaning cloth are included with your purchase.
  • Minimize your waste by reusing a frame instead of tossing it.


So, how many pairs of glasses or sunglasses have you had in your life? 
Let us know in the comments!


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1 comment

Hmmm…too many to count! And now one of our dogs really loves to nab them off the counter and make them her new chew toy. Yikes!!

I didn’t know that you do replacement lenses so this is great info!


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