If you’re shopping for new prescription glasses, you’ll need to have a current prescription on hand. It’s vital to ensure there haven’t been changes in your eyesight, and it’s illegal to manufacture lenses for an expired prescription. Let’s look at a few different ways you can find out your updated prescription.

Find Out Your Prescription

1. Optometrist
2. Optical Department
3. Over the Phone


 

Find Out Your Prescription

1. Optometrist

When it comes to getting a full eye exam to find out your prescription, you may be most comfortable scheduling an appointment with your local optometrist. It’s a personalized experience because you will likely visit the same optometrist year after year. When it’s time to choose a frame, they’ll help you select one that is customized for your prescription, features, and head size.


2. Optical Department

If you’re pressed for time, many stores like Costco and Walmart have optical departments staffed with an optometrist to perform eye exams. This is a great option for anyone who wants to shop for frames on their own, and simply need an updated prescription. Although you forfeit the customized experience, it’s typically a quick visit and satisfies the requirements you need for your new prescription eyewear.


3. Over the Phone

There’s one more option that’s available for those who’ve had an eye exam within the last two years. Chances are your prescription hasn’t expired yet, and you can call your eye doctor for a faxed or emailed copy. When requesting your prescription information, you’ll want to verify they’ll include your PD, or pupillary distance. Although this is measured during an eye exam, it’s not a part of your actual prescription and therefore is typically only included upon request. You’ll need your PD when it’s time to purchase new glasses so your prescription can be optically centered and not cause headaches and distortion.


Get Prescription Glasses at SportRx Today

Need prescription glasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription glasses.

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