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Getting your glasses prescription

Our vision is that you get the very best vision possible and some great looking glasses too! To succeed in this, we need an up to date glasses prescription from you. This allows us to tailor your glasses or sunglasses specifically to you and your needs.

Sight Tests are an important health check and the Association of Optometrists recommend they should be carried out at regular intervals even if feel your vision remains stable.

If you have not had your eyes tested in the past 2 years (1 year if over 70 years young) then we highly recommend visiting your local optician for a check-up. 

Legally we must use a prescription that is in date to provide your new glasses.  On completion of a sight test by your local optician, you should be given a copy of your prescription.  If they don’t give you this, make sure you ask for it.  Asking for your “pupillary distance” at this time would be helpful too.

If your last sight test is still in date, within the last 2 years (1 year if over 70), then you can request a copy from your optician.

There is no obligation to buy your glasses from the same place you have your sight test. You can use it as an opportunity to browse frames, get an idea of what style suits you. Try to make a note of the size frames that feel comfortable, you should find the sizes stamped on the inside of the arms (we prefer to call them sides) of the frame.

If you have any concerns when entering your prescription to your order, then have a read of our guide.

Scanned copies of your prescription can be emailed to us or you can give us a call to run through things with you, giving you peace of mind that you will receive exactly what you wanted.


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