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PRESCRIPTION

Can I use my Contact Lens prescription to order prescription glasses?

No, they may appear similar but your Contact Lens prescription is different to your glasses prescription and glasses made to this prescription would be incorrect.

Do I need to send you a copy of my prescription?

No - as long as you have a current up-to-date prescription and you feel confident about entering the details into our ordering page, we don't need to see a copy of it.  However you can email us a copy of your prescription for us to check for clarification, and we would kindly ask you to note this in the additional information box when ordering.

What prescription limits do you have?

At Vision Eyewear we cannot fulfil the following orders whose prescription:

  • The combined SPH and CYL is above +/-8.00
  • The CYL is +/-4.00
  • If there is more than 5.00 Dioptres difference between the two eyes.

What if I have entered some information incorrectly?

Call our Customer Care Team on 01923 440 105 (UK) informing us of the error immediately, as we process orders rapidly. For this reason we ask you to please double check your prescription and shipping information before submitting your order.

How recent does my prescription have to be?

You prescription must be no older than 2 years. Your recommended intervals between eye tests can vary depending on your age and health.

Is there somebody who will check my order to make sure I haven't made an obvious mistake?

We have a team of qualified Dispensing Opticians who are dedicated to check and authorise every single one of our customer orders. If the team comes across anything which they think is out of the ordinary or based on their experience looks incorrect, we will get in touch with you by email or phone and may ask you to confirm some of your prescription details. You are in safe hands.

What is my pupillary distance (PD) and how do I obtain it?

The PD is the measurement of the distance between your eyes. It is used to set the centre of the lenses in your glasses to align with the centre of your eyes. Usually opticians will not include this with your prescription, so you can ask your optician for your PD measurement. We can also take this measurement from your existing glasses, you can also measure your own PD in millimeters by using a ruler and measuring the horizontal distance from the center of one pupil (black spot) to the other. Alternatively we can make your glasses using an average PD which has been provided by our appropriately qualified optician.

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How to read and enter your prescription?

Use this prescription example and term definitions table to help solve the once confusing puzzle. Keep in mind, not all prescriptions will have these fields filled out.

 

How to read your prescription from your optician:

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Common Terms in Spectacles

If in doubt just enter your prescription as you see it. If you are not sure what type of lenses are suitable for you, hover your mouse over the question mark next to the lens type to reveal more detailed information about the product.

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