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How can I Get a Copy of my Prescription?

Technology in the eye industry is constantly evolving, so now it’s easier than ever to get a copy of your eye prescription. Gone are the days of waiting in long lines to receive your prescription from the opticians! Read on to learn how you can get a copy of your eye prescription in a matter of minutes.


Where can I get a copy of my eye prescription?

Your eye prescription is written by an eyewear prescriber, such as an optician, that specifies the value of parameters needed to construct and dispense corrective lenses for a patient. To understand how to read your prescription, check out our useful guide.


It is recommended that you get an eye test from your optician at least every two years to check the health of your eyes and if your eyesight has changed. Once your eye test is complete, which can only take half an hour, your optician will provide you with your prescription card. If you’ve misplaced your card, you can call up your optician and request a copy of your prescription.


However, if you simply need quick retrieval of your current eye prescription, you can use our revolutionary technology to reveal it without leaving the house! At SmartBuyGlasses, you can discover your current prescription in a matter of minutes with the innovative prescription Lens Scanner App, by scanning your current prescription glasses. In a matter of minutes you’ll have access to your current prescription.


Please be aware that using the Lens Scanner App cannot be used for progressive lenses and is not a substitution for an eye exam. We recommend getting an eye exam if you have noticed changes in your eyesight and checking your eye health.


Can I get a copy of my eye prescription online?

Depending on where you go, some practices may be able to provide you with your eye prescription online and some may not. Following your eye test, your prescription will be registered at the opticians you had the eye exam. It is a legal requirement to provide you with your prescription for glasses or contact lenses upon request. 


Both opticians and the customer benefit from being able to access prescriptions online due to convenience and time. Usually, you can visit your practice’s website to request the prescription, call them or send an email. Some companies may be able to send over prescriptions on the same day. Simply search the practice and location online to find out more about the best way to contact your optician!


Can I see my prescription history?

It may be beneficial for you to look into your eye prescription history to see the changes in your eyesight over the years. You can request your eye prescription history from your optician via phone call, email or by visiting the branch. Some opticians allow you to access your prescription history online via their website, so it’s worth checking this out first! Please note that requesting your prescription history can take longer than requesting your current prescription. 


How to shop for glasses online

Now you’re all set! You know how to get a copy of your prescription directly from your optician online or in person. Don’t forget to check out the Lens Scanner to retrieve your current prescription quickly. You can also discover your pupillary distance (PD) with our useful online tool. Once you have your up-to-date prescription and PD, you’re ready to start shopping for a new prescription pair of glasses from SmartBuyGlasses! If you have further questions regarding your prescription, contact our in-house opticians.