Can I order contacts without prescription verification?

Yes, you can! Find your brand here.

Having a valid prescription when buying contacts is essential - we just don’t have to verify it. We trust you to be proactive about your eye health and don’t believe in ever compromising between convenience and quality. But hey, if you would like us to verify yours, our experienced eye doctors are happy to do that for you.

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How do I order contacts online in the US?

Ordering contacts online without prescription verification on Vision Direct is easy as pie:

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1. Pick your brand

Dailies, two-weeklies and monthlies: you name it, we stock it

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2. Enter your prescription

Your Rx is on your contact lens box - here's how to read it

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3. It's checkout time

It's checkout time Put your feet up, your contacts will get to you within 5-7 days*

But wait a second - are you legit?

We’re totally legit! As we’re based in Europe and operate under European law, there’s no requirement to submit your prescription when buying contact lenses online. In fact, Vision Direct is Europe's leading online contact lens retailer, helping thousands of happy customers around the globe to purchase high quality, cheap, soft contact lenses by providing a super easy, reliable and affordable service. We don't mean to brag, but we're on call 7 days a week, from 8:00 to 23:59 GMT every day. One might say we are too legit to quit (we couldn't help ourselves). But don't take it from us: here's what our US customers think about us.

Let's get down to business: our prices.

Unlike other contact lens retailers, we've cut out the middleman and buy contact lenses directly from the manufacturer. This means we can keep our prices down and you will never have to overspend on these medical devices! Hooray! We stock all types, including your favourite brands like Acuvue, Dailies, FreshLook colored contacts for events like Halloween, and much more, for the best prices around. Plus, toric contacts for astigmatism, multifocal contacts for presbyopia, and contacts for dry eyes.

Shipping also falls under our hassle-free vibe. We know how important having your contacts when you need them is, so we aim to get them to you as quickly as possible. You can rest easy knowing they will be at your door within 5-7 days* - that's way quicker than most stateside eyecare providers!

Any questions?

Ah, we love questions! From checking your prescription to discussing any last-minute worries: our award-winning team of friendly, knowledgeable experts is here to help. Yes, they're all actual humans! You can reach them by (1 800 870 0741), email (help@visiondirect.co.uk) and live chat. Our online Eye Care Centre is also packed with handy how-to guides to help make life with your contacts a breeze. Plus, you can visit our FAQ page, which covers everything from payment methods and to promotional codes.

Contacts without verified Rx: What does the law say?

We operate in line with Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA), giving you the right to request your Rx from your eye doctor, and purchase your lenses with us. In the US, you should receive a copy of your prescription for contact lenses when completing an eye exam - making you the master of your eye destiny and saving yourself a lot of time and money by buying your contacts online for less.

Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act: The Facts

The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA) gives all contact lens wearers the following rights:

'When a prescriber completes a contact lens fitting, the prescriber whether or not requested by the patient shall provide to the patient a copy of the contact lens prescription.'

'A prescriber may not require purchase of contact lenses from the prescriber or from another person as a condition of providing a copy of a prescription.'

'A prescriber may not require payment in addition to, or as part of, the fee for an eye examination, fitting, and evaluation as a condition of providing a copy of a prescription.'

Source Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act

How do I find my contact lens prescription?

You can find your prescription on your contact lens box, usually printed on the side or on the back, giving you all the information you need to order contact lenses with us. Always make sure to use a non-expired prescription. If it's the first time you actually get access to it and find all the variables confusing, we've put together a guide to understanding your contact lens prescription. Plus: our amazing customer service is available by phone (US: 1 800 870 0741, email (help@visiondirect.co.uk) and online chat.

When should I get an eye test?

Our eye care professionals recommend that adults should get an eye test at least every two years, and children should visit a qualified eye doctor every year. Those over 70 should be tested more frequently (probably every 12 months) to catch any health problems early. If you’re experiencing any eye or vision problems, it’s advisable to attend earlier, or talk to an eye doctor. It’s possible that your contact lens prescription, like an eyeglasses prescription, can change regularly as you grow older, making regular eye checkups even more essential.

What our US customers love about us:

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Our US customers are some of our happiest when it comes to buying contact lenses without a prescription, don't believe us? Check out some of their reviews.

"I just love this company so much! I hope to only order from them for all my contact needs! Love from the USA!"
Adam - July 2021

“Perfect service!!! Received my order to the USA 2 days before it was supposed to arrive. And during the COVID-19 pandemic. Definitely will be making all my contact orders from here in the future!”
Tut - July 2021

"I have been using Vision Direct for years for my contacts, I live in the US and get quick delivery with no issues from the UK! I will always use this site!"
Rick - July 2021

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References

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