When it comes to luxury sunglasses, Gucci is one of the most sought-after designer brands. And although they are made with top-of-the-line materials, the frames are not resistant to damage. Here’s what you need to know about the product guarantees as well as the care and repair processes of Gucci sunglasses.
It’s important to use only gentle products and materials on your sunglass lenses to prevent damage and residue. A mild solution such as dish soap may be used to cleanse the lenses. You can also apply a lens cleaner, as long as it is specifically designed for eyeglass/sunglass lenses. Be sure to dry them off with a soft towel, with a material such as microfiber.
Avoid lotion soaps and cleansers with microbeads. These solutions are abrasive and can potentially damage the surface of your lenses. Also, try not to clean your lenses with your T-shirt or a regular towel.
Removing scratches from your lenses can be tricky. Some online guides suggest home remedies with materials such as toothpaste, vinegar, glass etching products, and more. But many of these solutions are too abrasive for glasses and sunglasses and can make things worse.
A paste made of baking soda and water can be applied to lenses and may remove surface level scratches. This approach is gentler than several other tips you may find online, but there’s no guarantee that it will get rid of scratches — and those that are embedded deeply in the lenses likely won’t come out.
In many cases, scratched lenses can’t be repaired. If this is the situation you’re in, you’ll need to order new lenses.
If your Gucci sunglasses need a repair, you can bring them to an authorized Gucci point of distribution. This includes a department store or a standalone Gucci store, among other authorized retailers. You can also send your frames into Gucci’s repair department, as long as they were originally purchased from an authorized retailer.
A technician will evaluate the state of your sunglasses and determine if they can be repaired.
You may also be able to take your glasses to your eye care provider for a repair. It’s not recommended that you try to repair or adjust the frames at home, as this can cause more damage than good.
Prevent damage by properly caring for your frames. Store them in a sturdy case (such as the one in which they arrived), clean only with gentle solutions (avoid acetone and alcohol), and use a soft, dry cloth to remove smudges.
No, Gucci sunglasses do not have visible screws on the frame hinges or nose pads. The designer brand puts a great deal of thought behind the sleek, elegant designs in every one of the product lines. The appearance of screws and other hardware can take away from the image of sophistication — so you likely won’t find them on Gucci sunglasses.
You may see rivets on your Gucci sunglasses, which are small metal dots in the corners of frames that give it a decorative feel.
But rivets are also small tools used to bond each part of the eyewear (the lenses, front portion, and the temples) together. Rivets are tighter than most screws and are designed to prevent frames from coming loose and needing an adjustment. In Gucci’s case, they’re also a symbol of luxury.
Tip: If your Gucci sunglasses do have screws, they could be fake.
If your Gucci sunglasses become misaligned, you can try to gently move the arms back into place. Since Gucci frames don’t have screws, a regular screwdriver for glasses won’t help if you need to tighten them.
When in doubt, visit your eye care provider for an adjustment, or contact Gucci customer service for help. A certified technician will know how to fix your frames to your liking without risking damage.
You can replace the lenses in your sunglasses at any time — but if damage is not covered under warranty, you may have to purchase replacement lenses.
FramesDirect.com offers a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on all frames and lenses that arrive damaged or have a defect not caused by the purchaser. For lenses, this includes peeling coatings or cracks that were not caused by rough handling. And for frames, warranty covers breakage, discoloration, dislodged logos or jewels, and other damage not caused by the wearer.
If all else fails, another option for repairing damaged lenses is to replace them. While this may not be your first choice, it does give you a chance to browse through our Gucci sunglasses inventory! Check out our current selection here.