You Got Lasik...Now What?

LASIK, short for Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a very popular procedure across the world used to assist in improving vision. Over 700,000 LASIK procedures are performed every year, which leads to a lot of people going sans-glasses. But, what happens to those glasses after the procedure is over? Many people think that they have to throw out their favorite pair of frames, but your prescription glasses still have some life in them. Continue reading to see what you can do to keep using those glasses and stay protected after LASIK.

What do I do with my favorite frames after Lasik?

Your favorite pair of prescription glasses don’t have to go to waste. There’s no need to throw them out or put them in the back of a junk drawer. You can actually turn your once used for prescription glasses into sunglasses! To turn your favorite frames into sunglasses, you just need to follow a few simple steps:

Determine what frames you have. 

To determine your frame type, you must first look on the inside of the arms of your frames. Some brands will feature a frame name. Most brands feature a code of sorts that will give you all the information you need to figure out your frame type. Typically, the first group of letters and numbers will tell you what your frame type is. Then, there is typically a small number before a square, that provides the lens size, in mm. If you have trouble figuring out your frames, you can always reach out to our customer service at support.fuselenses.com to help out! 

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Use the numbers on the side of your frames to determine your frame model.

Hop onto FuseLenses.com and find your lenses. 

This step is the most fun part, if you ask us. Once you’ve determined the brand and model of your lenses, you get to check out all the colors, views, and polarization options we offer on our site. We offer 20+ lens colors to choose from and they all serve different purposes for whatever adventure you decide to go on. Once you’ve decided on your lenses, place your order, and we will begin custom cutting your lenses to be shipped out to you. 

Receive and Replace your lenses

Once you receive your lenses, you’re ready to rock and roll with a brand new pair of shades. It’s as simple as popping your old lenses out and popping the new ones in. Once you receive your new lenses, if the fit isn’t quite right, let us know! Sometimes, prescription labs actually modify and stretch out the frames in order to install your prescription lenses. This would make lenses that were cut to stock measurements not fit quite right. Not to worry though, this would be a great time to take advantage of our custom concierge program where we custom trace and make lenses just for your frames. This takes all the hassle of replacing the lenses away!

After-LASIK Care

LASIK can be a tricky surgery as there are a lot of precautions one must take to ensure healing goes properly. As far as aftercare goes, you should avoid rubbing your eyes, wearing makeup or getting soap, shampoo, etc. in your eyes, and limit time on devices and activities that could strain your eyes. Most importantly, however, you should always be wearing sunglasses when you leave the house. For the first few months of surgery, your eyes will be a lot more sensitive to light than they normally are. You should be wearing sunglasses regardless of if you got LASIK, but if you have had the surgery, it is even more important. While your eyes are healing, the UV rays from the sun can do some serious damage to your pupils, so it’s always best to make sure you’re leaving the house with some ultra-protective shades. It is also recommended that you choose a dark lens to make sure the bright light from the sun is not irritating your eyes while you’re outside or driving. Having a dark pair of shades in your collection will not only help protect your eyes, but will also definitely make you look cooler. We would recommend our Fusion lenses which are our overall darkest lens. We would also recommend our Carbon lenses as these are pretty dark and will keep you protected as well. 

black frames with fusion lenses
Fusion is our darkest overall lens and is sure to keep you protected from the bright sun.


Getting LASIK done can be a very helpful procedure for many in improving eyesight, however, this does not erase the need for eye protection. It is so important to be wearing sunglasses at all times while outside. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get that protection without even leaving your house. Fuse Lenses provides high-quality replacement lenses that can be used to revive your old prescription sunglasses you used before surgery. With our service, you can have a brand new pair of shades and keep your eyes safe while you’re at it. 

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