Want to order contacts without a prescription?
It's super simple! Our customer service team is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are happy to help. We like to make sure all of our customers are happy, so please call us if you have any questions.
Call us today on 1 800 870 0741 for US customers or 020 7768 5000 for UK customers, or get in touch via webchat.
Can I order contacts online without a prescription?
- No Rx? No problem. If you know your prescription details, you can order from us today. Your order will be processed and you can expect your lenses within 5-7 working days.
- Your prescription can be found on your most recent box of lenses. If you're not sure where to find your Rx, follow our helpful guide.
- If you prefer, you can send us a copy of your prescription. If you do, we'll confirm it with your eye care provider. This may delay your delivery by 2-3 days, but can be good reassurance if you think your prescription might have changed.
- Once your eye exam is complete your doctor will be able to provide you a copy of your prescription. You can then order from us straight away. Our processing and shipping methods are superfast and easy. You can expect your order within 5-7 days.
- When you order contacts online, you should always use your most recent prescription. This must have been issued to you by your eye doctor in the last two years. This is to ensure your lenses have the necessary correction power needed, and that they fit your eyes comfortably.
Order contact lenses to the US without an Rx
If you live in the US, ordering contacts can be a major headache. However, when ordering through VisionDirect.co.uk, there’s no need to have your prescription verified by the eye doctor before buying contact lenses.
Ordering contacts online at Vision Direct is the cheapest, most convenient and fastest way to get contact lenses delivered direct to your door.
How to read your contact lens prescription
If you need any help finding the prescription of your lenses, read our guide to
or watch the video below.
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There are a few common myths that can stop people from pushing to get a copy of their contact lens prescription. In fact, some eye doctors may even play into these myths in order to keep you from purchasing anywhere but their own store.
When placing an order at VisionDirect.co.uk you can choose for us not to verify it. When you order without verifying your prescription you'll get your lenses faster. To maintain your eye health it's necessary to have an eye test every two years, or as soon as your vision doesn't feel comfortable at your current prescription. Still have questions? Don't worry, we have you covered:
How do I get my prescription?
Your eye doctor should provide you with a copy of your prescription/Rx. In the US, once a contact lens fitting has been completed, you have the automatic and unconditional right to a copy of your RX as stated in the Fairness to contact lens consumers act.
Do I have to sign a waiver to receive my prescription?
Absolutely not, if the eye doctor withholds your prescription it's 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.
Do I have to wait until the fitting process is over to access my prescription?
When you are trying on lenses for the very first time, yes this is true. If you're simply having a check-up, you should have access to your prescription as standard. For wearers trying a new lens you'll need to wait until the end of the lens trial to be approved and access your new specification. First time customers should test their prescribed lenses for a while to understand the size and shape of lens they are comfortable with before committing to a purchase.
Can prescription lengths vary?
Prescription lengths vary depending on the lens type and wearing pattern. However, most will be valid for up to 2 years. We recommend visiting your eye doctor for an eye test every 2 years, although some people will be comfortable using the same lenses for longer. Always consult your eye doctor when you can no longer see comfortably at your current prescription.
Do I need to have another eye exam to get my Rx?
If you can't find your current RX, as long as it is still valid, there's no need to go through another eye exam in order to get a new copy. You can ask for your prescription whenever you need it and request it as many times as you like. Or, simply check the side of your most recent box.
How can I check my prescription and lenses are correct for me?
It's considered good practice to have an eye test every 2 years, this allows you to see if your prescription has changed and to detect early indications of eye conditions and even other health conditions such as diabetes. However, there's no reason you cannot order contact lenses once your prescription is more than 2 years old, provided that your vision is still clear and you feel confident it's the right prescription for you.
We recommend wearers try a variety of lenses to find the perfect vision and fit. There's no need to stick to the one brand that your eye doctor recommended as it may not be the most comfortable by the end of the day. It can sometimes take time to find the ideal lens for your eyes and prescription, so be patient and keep trialling new lenses until you find something you can wear comfortably all day.
Can you order contacts without a prescription?
Yes, you can order contacts through VisionDirect.co.uk as long as you have a valid prescription. If you're buying contacts from the USA there is no need to send us your prescription. Just like for our UK customers, we want to make buying and ordering contact lenses from us a quick and easy process. If you're not sure where to find your Rx, follow our helpful guide.
You can get in touch via our web chat or give us a call on 020 7768 5000 for US customers or 1 800 870 0741 for UK customers. Our customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.