Homemade Prescription Sunglasses




Introduction: Homemade Prescription Sunglasses

About: I just had a daughter and want her to learn to see things for more than what they were intended for. We will play with our food take things apart and put them together again. If we break something along the wa…

My wife hates not being able to wear sunglasses because she wears glasses. she finds contacts uncomfortable and prescription sunglasses are expensive. So I decided to make her these pretty red sunglasses. (This is My first ible... be kind :)...scratch that tell me what needs to get better I already have another one ready to go.

Step 1: Parts Needed

lenses from old glasses
cheap sunglasses (I got for free from work)

Step 2: Roll the Sugru

Its just like it sounds, roll sugru in to 2 snakes roughly the length of the perimeter of the lenses. a little short is fine since you are gonna press it in place. 

Step 3: Mold Into Place

clean all four lenses and carefully place prescription lenses onto sunglasses and apply molded sugru around it. smoothing it as you go and removing excess. apply extra sugru where needed. repeat with next lens. Let cure for 24 hours.

Step 4: Finished

There you have it. These were mostly centered but it still took a while to adjust to them as with any new glasses. I recomend being adjusted to them before using for driving. you should know if they are suitable for driving for you I am not responsible for any accidents you have as a result of reading this instructable...vehicular or otherwise. 

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great job on the instructable. I have alwyas been bummed to not be able to wear nice sunglasses. My thought for getting the lenses lined up would be to have some one stand directly in front of you and mark each lens with a felt marker the center of your pupil with a tiny cross. Do the same for both sets of lenes and then when mounting them make sure the crosses line up for each eye. Just be sure the person doing the marking stands in the same place for each set of lenes to avoid parallax offsets. You may have to backlight your face (shine a flashlight on your cheeks) for the darker lenses.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    @l8nite yeah they were slightly off but close enough to work for the morning and afternoon commute
    @penelopy she says they are comfortable a little heavy but her vision is pretty bad. luckily they were thinned polycarb lenses. but def not replacement glasses.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    cool build, prescription lenses are ground so that the eye looks through a certain area the majority of the time, getting it wrong can cause headaches, hopefully they work out, even if they don't you should get brownie points for the effort!