Is your eyeglass or contact lens prescription valid?

Is your eyeglass or contact lens prescription valid?

Prescriptions are a must when purchasing a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Before your provider processes your eyewear order, your provider has to inspect the validity and authenticity of your prescription. Your vision changes over time, so a current prescription ensures that you will enjoy clear, comfortable vision with your new eyewear purchase.


A prescription is considered valid if it has the following information:

  • Patient’s full name: Your prescription is specific to you, because it depends on your genetics and your eye condition. This is an important identifier to avoid errors in the measurements applied to your eyeglasses or contact lenses. .
  • Issue date of prescription: This tells when you had your last eye checkup, and the validity of prescription. Ideally, prescriptions are valid for one (1) year because your vision can change due to different factors. That is why a pair of glasses you used three years ago may not feel as comfortable or as sharp as before.
  • Refraction and other details: For eyeglass prescriptions, it should include your grade, pupillary design, and brand of lenses; for contact lenses, it should have power, base curve, diameter, and recommended brand of contact lenses.
  • Doctor’s details and signature: The prescription should be written, signed and issued by a licensed medical professional. It should bear your eye doctor’s full name, PRC and PTR numbers.


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