Help and frequently asked questions

Why can’t I use my spectacle prescription to buy contact lenses?

Answer: 

It is often necessary to have two different prescriptions for specs and contact lenses because of the way that they work with the eye. Contact lenses are in contact with the eye whereas specs are further away, hence the prescription your optician will give you may be different because of the way your eye focuses through the respective lenses.  The contact lens specification will also include further details about the shape and material of the lenses that accurately fit your eyes.

Was this answer helpful?

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health

Request an eye test

Search for more answers:

More help in store

If you need more help, you can contact us by searching for your nearest store below. Just type in your postcode, city or town.