Search entire store here

Contact Us

Call: 0800 731 8118

Choose your Currency

The Currency Calculator function allows you to see prices on our website in your preferred currency. Please note that the prices displayed are for guidance and that all Orders will be processed in British Sterling (GBP) at checkout and payment.

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

  • Afghan Afghani (AFN)

  • Albanian Lek (ALL)

  • Algerian Dinar (DZD)

  • Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

  • Argentine Peso (ARS)

  • Armenian Dram (AMD)

  • Aruban Florin (AWG)

  • Australian Dollar (AUD)

  • Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)

  • Bahamian Dollar (BSD)

  • Bahraini Dinar (BHD)

  • Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

  • Barbadian Dollar (BBD)

  • Belarusian Ruble (BYN)

  • Belarusian Ruble (pre-2016) (BYR)

  • Belize Dollar (BZD)

  • Bermudan Dollar (BMD)

  • Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)

  • Bolivian Boliviano (BOB)

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Mark (BAM)

  • Botswanan Pula (BWP)

  • Brazilian Real (BRL)

  • British Pound Sterling (GBP)

  • Brunei Dollar (BND)

  • Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

  • Burundian Franc (BIF)

  • Cambodian Riel (KHR)

  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)

  • Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

  • Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)

  • CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

  • CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

  • CFP Franc (XPF)

  • Chilean Peso (CLP)

  • Chilean Unit of Account (UF) (CLF)

  • Chinese Yuan (CNY)

  • Chinese Yuan (Offshore) (CNH)

  • Colombian Peso (COP)

  • Comorian Franc (KMF)

  • Congolese Franc (CDF)

  • Costa Rican Colón (CRC)

  • Croatian Kuna (HRK)

  • Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)

  • Cuban Peso (CUP)

  • Czech Republic Koruna (CZK)

  • Danish Krone (DKK)

  • Djiboutian Franc (DJF)

  • Dominican Peso (DOP)

  • East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

  • Egyptian Pound (EGP)

  • Eritrean Nakfa (ERN)

  • Estonian Kroon (EEK)

  • Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

  • Euro (EUR)

  • Falkland Islands Pound (FKP)

  • Fijian Dollar (FJD)

  • Gambian Dalasi (GMD)

  • Georgian Lari (GEL)

  • Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

  • Gibraltar Pound (GIP)

  • Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ)

  • Guernsey Pound (GGP)

  • Guinean Franc (GNF)

  • Guyanaese Dollar (GYD)

  • Haitian Gourde (HTG)

  • Honduran Lempira (HNL)

  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

  • Hungarian Forint (HUF)

  • Icelandic Króna (ISK)

  • Indian Rupee (INR)

  • Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

  • Iranian Rial (IRR)

  • Iraqi Dinar (IQD)

  • Israeli New Sheqel (ILS)

  • Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

  • Japanese Yen (JPY)

  • Jersey Pound (JEP)

  • Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

  • Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)

  • Kenyan Shilling (KES)

  • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

  • Kyrgystani Som (KGS)

  • Laotian Kip (LAK)

  • Latvian Lats (LVL)

  • Lebanese Pound (LBP)

  • Lesotho Loti (LSL)

  • Liberian Dollar (LRD)

  • Libyan Dinar (LYD)

  • Lithuanian Litas (LTL)

  • Macanese Pataca (MOP)

  • Macedonian Denar (MKD)

  • Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

  • Malawian Kwacha (MWK)

  • Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

  • Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)

  • Maltese Lira (MTL)

  • Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO)

  • Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)

  • Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

  • Mexican Peso (MXN)

  • Moldovan Leu (MDL)

  • Mongolian Tugrik (MNT)

  • Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

  • Mozambican Metical (MZN)

  • Myanma Kyat (MMK)

  • Namibian Dollar (NAD)

  • Nepalese Rupee (NPR)

  • Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)

  • New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)

  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

  • Nicaraguan Córdoba (NIO)

  • Nigerian Naira (NGN)

  • North Korean Won (KPW)

  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)

  • Omani Rial (OMR)

  • Pakistani Rupee (PKR)

  • Panamanian Balboa (PAB)

  • Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK)

  • Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)

  • Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)

  • Philippine Peso (PHP)

  • Polish Zloty (PLN)

  • Qatari Rial (QAR)

  • Romanian Leu (RON)

  • Russian Ruble (RUB)

  • Rwandan Franc (RWF)

  • Saint Helena Pound (SHP)

  • Salvadoran Colon (SVC)

  • Samoan Tala (WST)

  • São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra (STN)

  • Sao Tome and Principe Dobra (STD)

  • Saudi Riyal (SAR)

  • Serbian Dinar (RSD)

  • Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

  • Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)

  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)

  • Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)

  • Somali Shilling (SOS)

  • South African Rand (ZAR)

  • South Korean Won (KRW)

  • South Sudanese Pound (SSP)

  • Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

  • Sudanese Pound (SDG)

  • Surinamese Dollar (SRD)

  • Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)

  • Swedish Krona (SEK)

  • Swiss Franc (CHF)

  • Syrian Pound (SYP)

  • Tajikistani Somoni (TJS)

  • Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

  • Thai Baht (THB)

  • Tongan Pananga (TOP)

  • Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)

  • Tunisian Dinar (TND)

  • Turkish Lira (TRY)

  • Turkmenistani Manat (TMT)

  • Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

  • Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

  • United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

  • United States Dollar (USD)

  • Uruguayan Peso (UYU)

  • Uzbekistan Som (UZS)

  • Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)

  • Venezuelan Bolívar Fuerte (VEF)

  • Venezuelan Bolívar Soberano (VES)

  • Vietnamese Dong (VND)

  • Yemeni Rial (YER)

  • Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

  • Zambian Kwacha (pre-2013) (ZMK)

  • Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWL)

Basket (empty)
Total: £0.00

Free UK Delivery

Free Overseas Delivery on orders over £200.00 GBP

Reputable UK Opticians

Your prescription
Home / Your prescription
Your prescription
Loading...

Your prescription

 

How to get your prescription

Before you can order prescription glasses or sunglasses online, you must have a copy of a prescription from a previous eye test. If you haven’t got one, ask the optician who issued your last glasses prescription. They are obliged by law to provide it for you.

Always ensure that the prescription is less than 2 years old (1 year if you are 70 or over). This is as recommended by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and is a safeguard to ensure that the prescription is accurate as your eyesight may change over time.

Pupillary Distance

Pupillary Distance (Often denoted as PD) is an essential measurement. It is the distance from the centre of one pupil to the centre of the other pupil measured in mm.

Pupillary distance. Distance between each pupil

The PD is generally measured during an eye test, but is not routinely written on a prescription, and therefore may be omitted. Please ensure that you ask for this from your opticians, or ask them to add it to your prescription when you are tested.

Example Prescriptions

The images below are examples of common eye prescriptions as dispensed by UK optometrists.

NHS

Prescription example

Designer Glasses

Understanding your prescription

On the Designer Glasses website, prescription information is entered during the ordering stage. For a brief explanation of what information we will need, please read the guidelines below.

  • Measurements are specific for each eye. R (Right ) and L (Left). Take care to ensure that measurements from your prescription are entered correctly.
  • Sphere (Sometimes denoted as SPH on a prescription) is an indication of how long sighted or short sighted you are. It is represented by a decimal value, with a higher number showing the strength of lens required. A positive value (+) indicates that you are long sighted and a negative (-) sphere value is required to correct short sightedness. The higher the number, the stronger the lens required. A prescription may have the word Plano (Pl) or an infinity sign (~), this means that you are neither long nor short sighted but zero power for the Sphere.
  • Cylinder (Sometimes shown as CYL) indicates the amount of correction required for your astigmatism. If you do not have an astigmatism, leave this as ’No Presc.’ when ordering with us. (On a prescription this is sometimes represented by ‘DS’ in the cylinder column.)

  • Axis indicates the direction of your astigmatism. It is measured in degrees between 0 and 180 and is the angle at which the lens is set into the frame. Note: If you have a Cylinder reading on your prescription, you must have an Axis reading and vice versa.
  • Add (Sometimes shown as Reading or Near Addition) indicates how much additional power you need to focus for reading or close up work. It is always a positive value and almost always the same for each eye. As such, it may only appear once on your prescription.

Please also enter what the main purpose of your eyewear will be. ie. Distance, reading, computer or everyday use.

Not all the information on a prescription may be required. Our aim is to ensure that all prescription eyewear purchased from Designer Glasses have the correct lenses and provide clear and comfortable vision.  Our experienced opticians will check the details entered prior to processing an order and contact you if there are any issues.

If you are unsure or need advice please contact us on + 44 (0)800 731 8118 or email: info@designerglasses.co.uk to talk to one of our qualified optometrists who will be happy to help you with any prescription questions you may have.

Connect
Review

Browse Designer Glasses