Buying contact lenses at Specsavers
Get contact lenses in store
Before you start wearing contact lenses, you’ll need to have two types of appointments in order for us to make sure that we choose the best lenses to suit your requirements.
The first appointment is a standard eye test, where the optician will examine your eyes, checking the quality of your vision, as well as an overview of the health and function of your eyes.
If you’ve had an eye test within the last two years, you won’t need to have another one. We can fit contact lenses within two years of your last eye test, but we’d recommend that you have an up-to-date appointment so that we can fit your lenses to the most accurate prescription. You can also bring in a recent prescription from any other optician, too.
After we’ve got all the information we need about your prescription and your eye health, we’ll ask you to pop back into store for a contact lens assessment.
Ordering contact lenses online
If you’re already a contact lens customer with us, and your lenses are available to buy online, you can get your next batch of contacts online in 3 to 12 month supplies. Just make sure that you’ve had a recent check up or aftercare appointment to ensure that your eyes are healthy, and that your prescription is up-to-date.
Buying prescription lenses online
We understand the perks of buying contact lenses online – you might get them quicker, maybe cheaper, and without having to see your optician to get them. We’d always recommend buying your lenses from a trusted optician, so you can make sure you’re wearing the right lenses to suit your needs and keep your eyes healthy. But if you do decide to buy online, it’s good to know that you can still take advantage of our aftercare service – even if you don’t buy your lenses from us.
DOs & DON’Ts
Wondering if it’s safe to buy contact lenses online? We’ve put together some tips for buying lenses online to make sure you’re looking after your eyes.
- If you currently use a specific brand, you should stick to it. You should only ever change the lens you use based on advice from your optician.
- We don’t recommend that you buy your contact lenses from ‘just anywhere’. Look out for a well-known supplier you’re familiar with, and read a few brand reviews before you buy anything.
Make sure the company gives you all of the following lens information:
Name of the lens
Cylinder (if any)
Axis (if any)
Peripheral curves (if any)
Buying coloured contacts?
Even if it’s just for the one time, buying coloured contacts is no different to buying on lenses – they need to be properly fitted from a safe supplier.
Get a free pair of glasses with contact lenses
When you sign up to the easycare package for Specsavers easyvision or Acuvue® contact lenses, you get a free pair of glasses from our £49 range, including single-vision lenses. Or you can choose from a higher price range and get glasses starting from just £10 extra.