Eyeglasses Prescription FAQ
How do I get my eyeglasses prescription?
You can visit your local optometrist/Eye Doctor/Optician who is legally required you to give you your eyeglasses prescription after conducting an eye exam. Make sure to ask them a copy of your prescription when you visit them next, also ask them to write your pupillary distance.
How old can my prescription be?
It refers from person to person and factors such as age and health can be counted in. Ideally, your prescription should not be more than two years old. Please refer to the table below that contains information on how often you should get your eyes tested:
How often should you get an eye exam?
|Under 7 years old||Every six months|
|7 to 16 years old||Every year|
|16 to 59 years old||Every two years|
|60 to 69 years old||Usually every two years, but sometimes every year|
|Over 70 years old||Every year|
How often should you get an eye exam
|If you are diabetic||Every year|
|If you or a member of your family has glaucoma||Every year|
An eye exam is one of the simplest appointments to make and the process does not take more than 15 minutes. So, we highly recommend that if your prescription is more than 2 years old, then you must visit your optician to get a new one unless you are extremely confident that your prescription has not changed.