No Prescription Needed

VisionDirect.co.uk makes it easy for you to order your contact lenses with or without a prescription. If you are confident that you know your contact lens specifications, we trust you to order the right lenses for your eyes.

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Easy ways to order your contact lenses from VisionDirect.co.uk:

1. Buy the contact lenses that your optician has prescribed without your prescription

Ordering your contact lenses with no prescription through VisionDirect.co.uk is simple. Just ensure you check the details of your order against your contact lens box or the prescription given to you by your optician. Once you're confident the details are correct, simply proceed through checkout.

Every year, it's good practice to have an eye test, to see if your prescription has changed and to detect early indications of eye conditions or even diabetes. Don't self-prescribe, and always stick to the recommendations of a professional. Any experiments with different lenses are best arranged in consultation with an optician.


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Understanding your contact lens prescription



2. Ask us to check your prescription with your optician

One great way of providing reassurance that your order is correct is to enter the details of your optician when you register. We'll contact them by phone and check that your order matches your prescription. We have plenty of experience in consulting opticians, and there is very rarely an issue with us making an approach.

Requesting your prescription

Contact lens prescriptions will cover you for up to two years. However, we recommend visiting your optician or optometrist at least once a year to find out if your eyesight has altered at all. Remember though, you don’t have to purchase a box of lenses from an opticians just because you had your eyes tested there.

Once a contact lens fitting has been completed, everyone has an automatic and unconditional right to their own prescription. Whether you ask for it or not, your optician or optometrist should provide you with a copy of your prescription without any extra fee or the need to sign a form.

Common prescription Myths

There are a few common myths that often stop people from pushing to get a copy of their contact lens prescription. In fact, some opticians may even play into these myths in order to keep you from purchasing anywhere but in their own store. We’ve lined up a few of them below for you to watch out for.

You must wait until the fitting process is over.

While this is completely true for new customers who are trying on lenses for the very first time, those who are just coming in for a check-up should always have access to their RX or prescription. First time customers should try out lenses for a while and see what size and shape of lens they are comfortable with before they go ahead and purchase.

Prescriptions last one year.

One year is the minimum length a contact lens prescription can last, however most will be valid for up to two years. While we recommend visiting your optician at least once a year, most people will be comfortable using the same lenses for well beyond that length of time.

You need a new eye test to get your prescription.

If you can’t find your prescription, as long as it is still valid, there’s no need to go through another eye test in order to get a new copy. You can ask for your prescription whenever you need it and as many times as you like.

You must sign a waiver to receive your prescription.

This just isn’t true. Your optician should provide you your own prescription without the need to sign any kind of form or waiver, and withholding it until you have is often simply a scare tactic to make you think you are doing something wrong. It is also completely illegal to charge a fee to release your prescription, you should only be charged for having an eye test or purchasing lenses.

Shipping your contact lenses to the USA

Even if you’re currently living in the US, you can still order contact lenses without your RX. As above, simply check the details of your order against your contact lens box or the RX your optician has provided. For more information on shipping contact lenses to the USA, including costs and delivery times, just click here

Ordering contact lenses online is the cheapest, most convenient and quickest way to get contact lenses delivered direct to your door.

Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act

The FCLCA is a United States federal law that offers US consumers the right to their contact lens prescription, and increases their ability to choose where to shop for their lenses. It also enforces more rules on opticians and lens sellers, ensuring the market for lenses stays fair as well as competitive.

This means US citizens have complete freedom of choice and the price of lenses will remain competitive. It also means that anyone who is permitted to issue a contact lens prescription, including ophthalmologists, optometrists and licensed opticians, must give you a copy of your prescription, even if you don’t ask for it.

You can find a copy of the act at congress.gov, or simply click here to find out more about it.