Are your Costa lenses scratched or damaged? Don't worry, you don't have to spend a fortune on a new pair of sunglasses. Replacing your Costa lenses is a simple and cost-effective DIY project that you can do at home. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of replacing your Costa lenses, saving you time and money.
Choosing the Right Replacement Lenses
Before we get into the steps on how to replace Costa lenses it's crucial to find out which particular lenses you need for your Costa sunglasses. Here's how to do it:
Determine your sunglass model
First up, you need to be sure of which type of sunglasses you have in order to ensure your new Costa replacement lenses will fit your frames. You can find your sunglass model by browsing the Sunglass Fix website, asking a member of our team for assistance, or checking the packaging or receipt from your original order.
Determine the lens type
There are a variety of different lens types, including polarized Sfx Ultra lenses, non-polarized SFx Edge lenses, and bio polarized SFx Diamond lenses. Decide which option is best for you and your individualized needs.
Select the lens color
Choose a lens color that suits your preferences and lifestyle. Replacement lenses for any type of frame, including Costa Reefton replacement lenses, come in a variety of colors and tints. Take your time to look into which would be perfect for you and your outdoor activities.
Order the replacement lenses
After being sure you know the exact lenses you want and need, you can order your Costa sunglasses replacement lenses from Sunglass Fix and have your new lenses delivered straight to your door free of charge.
Preparing for Lens Replacement
Now that you have your replacement lenses, let’s make sure you have everything you need to fit them to your frames:
Gather the necessary tools
You may need specific tools in order to fit your new lenses depending on which type of frames you have.
Metal Frame with screws
For metal frames with screws, you'll need a small screwdriver and replacement screws if necessary. Make sure you have the correct type of screwdriver, then loosen the screws a little while holding the frame.
For frames without screws, you won't need a screwdriver, but it will be best if you have some other tools ready to use; like a cleaning cloth and access to soap and warm running water.
Remove the old lenses
Gently remove the old lenses from your Costa sunglasses while taking care to avoid damaging the frame. If the frame has screws, you’ll need to hold the frame and loosen the screws a little. Continue gripping the frame and use gentle pressure from your fingers/thumb to dislodge and remove each lens.
Clean the frame
Wash and dry your hands then clean the frame using a clean microfiber cloth. This will ensure a smooth fit for your new lenses without any debris getting in the way.
Installing the Replacement Lenses
Now you’re ready to put your new lenses in. Take your time and be careful when handling the new lenses and the frame:
Align the lenses
Holding them gently, make sure your replacement lenses are the correct way up, the right way round, and aligned with the frame.
Insert the lenses
Insert the lenses into the frame by applying gentle pressure from your thumbs while holding the frame. Listen for the pop sound as the lenses slip into place.
Secure the lenses
You wouldn't want your Costa Tuna Alley replacement lenses to fall out at the first chance they get, so it’s vital to ensure the lenses are securely in place before going any further. This video will show you how it’s done.
There are a few last things to take care of before you're an expert in replacing sunglass lenses:
Clean the lenses
Delicately clean your new lenses using a dedicated cleaning cloth. Any surface dirt or grime can be removed by rinsing the lenses under warm water before being left to air dry.
Inspect the lenses
Check to see if there are any imperfections or misalignment issues with either the frame or lenses.
Adjust as needed
After installation and inspection, make any necessary adjustments that may be required — including for any issues with fit or comfort.
Tips for Maintaining Your Costa Lenses
Now that you know how to replace Costa Del Mar lenses, it’s time to make sure your new lenses last. Proper maintenance and care will extend the life of your Costa lenses considerably. Even something as simple as knowing how to clean sunglasses properly can go a long way. Some of the best practices for looking after your sunglasses are:
Regularly cleaning your lenses using a dedicated sunglasses cleaning cloth.
Safely storing and carrying your sunglasses in a protective case when they’re not in use.
Being gentle when putting on or taking off your sunglasses to avoid damage.
Avoiding placing your sunglasses face down on any rough surfaces.
Replacing lenses in any sunglasses from any brand
Now that you know how to replace lenses in sunglasses, you can save both time and money while continuing to enjoy wearing your favorite sunglasses for years to come. And you’ve learned how to do a handy DIY project in the process! Sunglass Fix offers replacement lenses for all different kinds of brands and models from Oakley to Ray Ban and everything in between. There’s also a wide range of lens types so you can get exactly what you need regardless of the brand. If you're searching for a particular frame, be sure to browse our 'How to...' Playlist, where you can find a broad range of useful videos for all types of frames.
Whether you love wearing your favorite pair of sunglasses at the beach, on the slopes or while behind the wheel, don't let scratched or damaged lenses keep you from enjoying clear vision and stylish eyewear. All replacement lenses come with free worldwide shipping and can be easily installed at home to give your sunglasses a new lease on life.