During every eye appointment, there is always that one thing that we fear the most: a new prescription. There are many reasons for this. For one, it’s obviously sad news that our prescription has worsened, but it’s important to always update your glasses when your prescription changes, so your prescription doesn’t worsen even more. It can be kind of hard to do this, especially if we are kind of in love with our current frames. It’s also a pretty long and time consuming process to pick out new frames and order a whole new pair of glasses, not to mention how pricey it can be. The good news is that you don’t have to go through the hassle of buying a new pair of glasses, to update your lenses, you can simply get replacement lenses for your current frames.
How Often Should you Update your Lenses?
An annually changing prescription is pretty common for people with nearsightedness, especially during the first 4-5 years from the start of the nearsightedness. That’s why it’s really important to visit your optometrist annually, or at least bi-annually to be aware of your prescription changing. If you don’t update your lenses to your new prescription, your glasses won’t be serving you fully, and you will constantly be squinting to be able to see. Constantly squinting puts a strain on your eye that weakens the eye muscles and can worsen your vision even quicker. By updating your lenses, you are helping your eyes.
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How to Order Replacement Lenses
It’s definitely worth it to check out online lens retailers. This way, you can order eyeglass lens replacement online without having to leave your house, it’s cost less and you’ll get your replacement lenses way faster (within a few days).
Here are the steps to ordering replacement lenses online:
Step 1: Choose Your Lens Type
The first thing you need to do is choose your glasses type. The standard options include: single vision for farsightedness, single vision for nearsightedness, bifocal with line (near and distance), bifocal without line (near and distance), progressive (near and distance) and impact resistant, which is for children under 18, sport and active users.
Step 2: Put in Your Prescription
The next thing you need to do is put in your prescription. You need to put in manually the prescription for your right and left eye including sphere, cylinder, axis and add. You also need to put in your pupillary distance. You can either measure this and put it in, or (if your online retailer has this option), there is also an option to copy the pupillary distance from your current lenses.
Everything you need to put in manually is written in the prescription you get from your optometrist. If you are having a hard time finding all of the values needed, you can also upload an image of your prescription, to make sure everything is correct.
Step 3: Choose Your Lens Thickness and Treatments
There are two standard lens options available at most retailers, which are polycarbonate lenses and high index lenses. Standard options for polycarbonate lenses include: clear lenses, indoor/outdoor transition lenses, light sensitivity relief FL-41 tint lenses, blue light defense lenses, and sun protection lenses. The prices for these polycarbonate lenses range from $100-250. The same options are usually available for 1.67 high index lenses, but the prices for these range from $150-450. High index lenses are pricier, but are usually recommended for people who have higher prescriptions.
It’s definitely worth it to speak with your optometrist about which lenses would be the better option for you. The best lenses for you depend on your optical needs, something that your optometrist definitely knows best, so make sure to pay them a visit before ordering replacement lenses (if you haven’t already).
Step 4: Review Your Order
This may seem like an obvious step, but it’s a really important one, that you need to make sure not to skip. Even entering one tiny detail wrong in your prescription can ruin your lenses. Make absolutely sure to check everything before sending your order in.
And there you have it! The complete guide to ordering replacement lenses. The benefits for ordering replacement lenses are pretty obvious, imagine all the time you would save, the money you would save, and at the end of the day, you get to keep your favorite frames! You are officially ready to get started on your replacement lens order.