Can you tint eye glass lenses that are already made? ?
Is it possible to have a 'current/existing' pair of clear prescription eyeglass lenses tinted, to make them sunglasses?
I have asked at a few eye wear stores and no one is able to do this. I am assuming they simply don't want to bother with it.
If this is possible, can anyone tell me a location in the Dallas, TX area that can do this? Or perhaps a mail-order location?
These are not plastic lenses and I have tried the DIY with ritz method, with no luck.
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
- David ELv 77 months ago
Probably not. If they were CR-39, the old kind of plastic, it would be possible but probably not a good idea. Tint tends to show up scratches very much. If your lenses are poly or high index, they don't tend to tint well even when new. I believe they have to use lenses with different coatings to get them to tint.
- Barkley HoundLv 77 months ago
It probably has to be a store that cuts and coats their own lenses. If they send them out it probably can't be done.