Eyeglasses are relatively inexpensive and convenient tools you can use to improve your overall vision. Different from contact lenses, these physical frames can last long periods of time without needing a replacement. The only changes you may need to make is purchasing a new frame or updating your prescription. A good pair of glasses will last you for years. But, when it’s time for a change, instead of throwing your old frames away, try these alternatives instead.
An Emergency Pair of Glasses
If your current glasses break or being repaired, you may want to have a spare set of glasses so you’re not struggling. Depending on your vision, you might depend on your eyeglasses on a daily basis. In cases like these, you’ll need to have an emergency pair to get through your day without running into furniture or tripping over things.
Style Them to Fit
If you have the money to spare, you can also take your old frames and accessorize them with certain outfits that you own. If you have more glasses to choose from, you can take the ones that will fit appropriately.
Moreover, if you’re going somewhere that you know could be a danger for your glasses like an amusement park or at a swimming pool, you can choose to wear your old ones as opposed to your brand-new expensive frames.
Donate Your Glasses
If you’re feeling generous, there are numerous places where you can donate your old glasses. This helps the less fortunate who aren’t able to afford the glasses they want. It may come as a surprise but not as many people will donate their glasses and would rather throw them away because it’s easier. So, when it’s all said and done, it never hurts to be generous and giving.