RX Verification

Your contact lens prescription is a set of specifications that allows you to buy contact lenses that will correct your visual needs.

It will state the power of lens you need, the size, and the recommended brand. If you have a particular condition such as astigmatism; or require a more complex multifocal lens, your prescription may include other details.

A contact lens prescription will be issued to you after an eye exam by a qualified practitioner. They will establish both your visual requirements, and recommend replacement routines based on your lifestyle and the sensitivity of your eyes.

Disclaimer : You hereby certify that you hold a valid prescription for the contact lenses you wish to order. This means that your prescription is within 12 months from the date of purchase and that the prescription has been dispensed by a professional and qualified optometrist or contact lens fitter (thereafter this should be construed as a practitioner).

We reserve the right to verify such details with your practitioner. The above stated also applies to those customers re-ordering lenses. Where you have been given a contra indication to wear lenses by a registered practitioner we reserve the rights to revoke any sale unless otherwise redirected by the same or another registered practitioner. 

Hereby you also state that you have no ailments that contra indicates the wear of lenses. When purchasing from us you confirm and verify that you have been prescribed the contact lenses you have ordered by a qualified practitioner, therefore we do not take responsibility if you order lenses that have not been prescribed for you and/or if the difference between the prescription and purchase date exceeds 12 months.

We strongly recommend that regular eye checks are made by a qualified practitioner to ensure the welfare and continuity of your eye health. You do not necessarily have to send us your prescription but by accepting the terms and conditions contained herein above you verify that you have a valid prescription that is within the Law of the United States and United Kingdom. The contact lens wearer must be at least 16 years old.

We may assist you with your prescription if you so wish by scan and sending it to support@uniqso.com.


What if I don’t have a contact lens prescription?

You can easily find a doctor near to you to schedule a test or by renew your prescription with online relevant service providers such as Visibly*. 

Now you can renew your prescription with Visibly at only $25 and it just takes 3 simple steps. 

Will l still be able to purchase contacts, even my vision hasn't changed, but my prescription slip expired?

You shouldn't order contacts with an expired prescription. You will need a valid prescription to make purchase. It is important to schedule a regular eye exam to protect your eyes and overall health.

We provide another alternative to renew your prescription. We collaborate with Opternative (aka Govisibly) and you can get your new contacts prescription anywhere & anytime.

The vision test only costs $25 for a successful dispense. Need not worry as you won't be charged anything if the test isn't passed.

Once you're received your new prescription, you can upload it during the checkout process.

Do I still need a prescription even I want to purchase non-prescription contacts ?

Unfortunately YES, you still need a valid prescription to make purchase. Even for contacts that is for cosmetic use / do not correct your vision, a prescription is required as contact lenses are medical devices. They cannot be legally purchased in the United States without a valid prescription.

How To Read Prescription?

a. OD and OS
They are abbreviations for oculus dexter and oculus sinister, which are Latin terms for RIGHT EYE (OD)and LEFT EYE (OS).

Your prescription also may have a column labeled "OU." This is the abbreviation for the Latin term oculus uterque, which means "both eyes."

Your eyeglass prescription contains other terms and abbreviations as well. These include:
b. Sphere (SPH)
This indicates the amount of lens power, measured in diopters (D), prescribed to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. 

i. If the number appearing under this heading has a minus sign (–), you are nearsighted; 
ii. if the number has a plus sign (+) or is not preceded by a plus sign or a minus sign, you are farsighted.

The term "sphere" means that the correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness is "spherical," or equal in all meridians of the eye.
c. Cylinder (CYL)
This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight that it is not really necessary to correct it with your eyeglass lenses.
d. Axis
This describes the lens meridian that contains no cylinder power to correct astigmatism. The axis is defined with a number from 1 to 180. The number 90 corresponds to the vertical meridian of the eye, and the number 180 corresponds to the horizontal meridian.

If an eyeglass prescription includes cylinder power, it also must include an axis value, which follows the cyl power and is preceded by an "x" when written freehand.

The axis is the lens meridian that is 90 degrees away from the meridian that contains the cylinder power.