Similar to ordering sunglasses online, you do not need a doctor’s prescription to order our glasses.

However, if you currently wear eyeglasses to correct your vision, you will need to enter your eyeglass prescription when placing an order.

There are two types of prescriptions:

  1. Doctor’s prescription: This is from a referring doctor who prescribes our lenses so that you can get it covered by insurance.  This can also be called a ‘referral’, depending on your region and insurance type.  This is not required to have Axon Optics lenses made for you, but can help in getting them covered by your insurance.
  2. Vision Correction Prescription: The other type of prescription is completely separate from the referral.  A vision correction prescription can be for eyeglass lenses or contact lenses, and is usually given to you on paper following an eye exam.  This information tells us how to cut your lenses to improve your vision.  While a doctor’s referral may help with insurance coverage, the vision correction prescription is the only type required to make prescription lenses.

We can make non-prescription lenses for you without a prescription.

Contact lenses require a contact-lens-specific prescription, as they have additional information about the shape of your eye that is not captured in a regular eyeglass prescription.

We can only make single-vision prescription lenses directly through our website. If your prescription is more complex than single-vision, such as bifocal, trifocal, or progressive, you will need to visit your eye care practitioner. For more information email support@axonoptics.com.