We've made a ridiculous amount of prescription sunglass inserts and pride ourselves on the satisfaction of our customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to make my insert?
Custom inserts may take up to 14 business days from the time we receive your order and information. Some prescriptions and/or frames may take a little longer. We will send you an email with tracking information when your insert ships.
What do I need to get started?
1. Any frame with a removable nosepiece will do! We make inserts for many different brands.
How do I remove the nosepiece from my frame and install my new insert?
Sounds like you need to take a little trip to our Instructions & Care page.
What are the benefits of an Rx insert?
Where do I begin! Prescription inserts are thinner and lighter due to the fact that we can order your lenses much smaller. They are durable, with incredible optical clarity! Our inserts are also virtually unnoticeable because they are rimless and not housed by a plastic eyewire that blocks field of vision. Oh yea! And they're super affordable compared to presciption sunglasses from competitors. Is that enough yet?
What frame can I use?
Lots! All we need is a removable nosepiece or frame with interchangeable lenses. If it's a style we haven't seen before it could take a little longer to manufacture. But we will get it done. We see frames like Pit Viper, Oakley, and Heat Wave all the time.
What happens if I leave my insert in my car?
Do the prescription lenses touch the sunglass lenses?
Sometimes. Since our inserts are custom made we cannot say if they will or not. Some sunglasses are more wrapped than others causing them to touch. The lens touching does not effect your vision in any way. We compensate your Rx for wrap and tilt to give you a performance in vision like none other. Below you can see the lenses are not touching in this Pit Viper frame with this specific RX:
Are the inserts visible from the front of my sunglasses?
Typically no, but it does depend on the sunglass lenses as well as the direction of the sun light. For example, gradient tints that are dark at the top and lighter at the bottom allow more light to pass through the lens making the insert more visible. If you don't want your insert to be seen, choose a pair of sunglasses that have dark lenses, polarization and mirror coat helps too. The Pit Vipers below are in direct sunlight with a SVED Rx Insert:
Do I have to mail my frame in?
We will contact you directly if we need you to mail in your frame or nosepiece.
Will my sunglasses fit like normal with the SVED Rx insert?
Yes, absolutely! We only make changes to the nosepiece and those changes do not affect the way they fit.
Will my eyelashes touch the prescription lenses?
The lenses fit as close to the sunglass lens as possible to help prevent this from happening. If you have any issues let us know!
Why am I experiencing a fishbowl effect in my prescription insert?
The main reason for the fishbowl effect is wrong pupil distance (PD). Make sure you have your PD exactly right. Go to an optical shop and have an optician take it if possible.
What is PD?
PD stands for Pupil Distance. The P.D. let's us know where to place the lenses in front of your eyes so to not create any unwanted prism in a lens. Prism will cause eye strain and fatigue. If glasses are made without the patient's correct P.D., it could be all for nothing.
Can I use my vision insurance for the Rx inserts?
Yes, we do not submit any claims but in most cases you can submit the claim yourself and get reimbursed by your vision insurance provider.
Do you make Rx inserts for kids?
Yes, the inserts work great for kids too! Keep in mind, it's very important that we have the correct Pupil Distance (PD).