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How can I get a copy of my prescription?


How to Get a Copy of Your Prescription

Your prescription will be registered at any optician or eye practice where you have had an eye exam. In most instances, you will be given a copy of your prescription after the exam, but in the event that you are not, you can always request one. It is a legal requirement to provide you with your prescription for glasses or contact lenses upon request.


You should also be aware that your prescription for glasses and prescription for contact lenses are completely separate, so you will need individual exams to obtain a prescription for each. 


If you have any further queries, feel free to actually ask our resident optician! If you’re interested, you can find out more about our online optician Chloe here.



What to Do After You’ve Found Your Prescription

Once you know your prescription, there’s only one thing left to do to improve your vision: get yourself a pair of high-quality glasses. At SmartBuyGlasses, we’ve got thousands of pairs of prescription glasses on sale, including affordable eyewear and designer frames. With big names like Gucci, Ray-Ban and Tom Ford, there’s no better place to browse the brands you love. 

We also stock affordable prescription glasses from brands like Arise Collective and SmartBuy Collection - these two are some of our favorites; no other brands combine high style with low prices in the same way.


Prescription Lenses

Once you’ve found a pair of frames that you love, it’s time to think about applying that prescription to a pair of high-quality lenses. At SmartBuyGlasses, we stock some incredible lens technologies, pioneered by manufacturers like Arise. Their HD Prescription Lenses offer unrivalled adaptability and function for amazing prices.

The key features of Arise HD Prescription Lenses are as follows:


  • - UV 400: optimised protection for both UVA and UVB.

  • - Anti-Reflective Coating: reduces glare and lets more light through; perfect for night driving.

  • - Scratch Resistant Coating: protects against scratches and wear & tear.

  • - Impact X: impact-resistant lenses for optimal eye protection.

  • - Aspheric Lenses: thinner, flatter and lighter than conventional spherical lenses.

  • - Superhydrophobic Coating: Water-repellent coating with a lotus-like ‘roll off’ effect.


Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Alongside Arise HD Prescription Lenses, you can also protect your eyes from harmful short-wavelength digitally-emitted blue light with pioneering blue light blocking lens technology from zFORT®


You can protect your eyes from blue light with a simple pair of blue light glasses. Slipping on a pair of blue light blocking glasses lets you preserve your normal melatonin levels and ensure that you regain all the benefits of sleep. For more information on the benefits of blue light glasses, or a wide range of blue light blocking models, check out SmartBuyGlasses.


Try On Glasses Online

There’s never been a better time to see how your new prescription glasses will look before they’ve even arrived. At SmartBuyGlasses, you can take advantage of our revolutionary Virtual Try-On technology to model a great pair of glasses without the hassle of ordering a few pairs, sending them back, et cetera. It’s 2020’s answer to a time-consuming trip to an eyewear store - using Virtual Try-On, you’ll save time and money deciding what suits you best. It’s the perfect virtual try-before-you-buy!


If you’ve found this guide to How Can I Get a Copy of My Prescription helpful or interesting, don’t forget to browse the rest of our articles on the Optical Center. It’s also worth a visit to our main page to make the most of your prescription and pick up a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

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