Help and frequently asked questions

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


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 optometrist 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.