How to order prescription glasses or goggles online


At UK Eyewear our intention is to make the ordering of prescription glasses and goggles online as simple as possible.  We don’t expect our customers to have to interpret or understand what is on their eye test. We provide 2 simple ways for you to send to us your details and we do the rest. Not all the information needed to make prescription lenses may be on the eye test. Don’t worry, we can help with that also. Specifically, you will need your PD (pupillary distance) and you will need to know the frame size you require. If at any stage you are unsure of what to do next, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to talk you through the process.


Sending us your prescription details:

  • After you have selected the “Add Prescription” button. You have 2 different ways to provide us with your eye test information.

    Option 1. select “Upload your prescription” By selecting this option you can either upload your prescription from a file on your computer. If you are using a mobile or tablet, you can simply take a picture of your prescription and it will be attached to the order.

    Option 2. Enter additional information, this is a simple text box that allows you to type in your prescription powers. If your opticians have emailed you the details you can also cut and paste in the details here along with anything else you would like to make us aware of.

  • We offer a full range of frame sizes in our high impact prescription sports glasses and goggles. The sizes range from extra small right the way through to Extra large in 6 different sizes. So, how do you know what is the correct size for you? By simply measuring the size of your everyday glasses, we can match the size for you to the nearest 5mm. Assuming the glasses fit well (not too large or small) measure the diameter of the frame between the arms approx 15 to 20 millie meters back from the front of the frame, see the diagram below:

    How to get the correct frame size


    We require your pupil distance (PD) to ensure you will get the best optical vision from your eyewear. We use the measurement to ensure that the prescription lens optical centre is directly in line with each of your pupils. Most adult PD’s are between 60-65mm the average being 63mm. The best and most accurate measurement of your PD will come from an optician. If you don’t have a PD measurement on your prescription form, you can always contact your optician and ask them for it. If for any reason your optician is unwilling to provide the information. You can still get a PD using one of these options.

    Option 1.  Using a ruler:

    How to measure your PD

    For the best results, we recommend you ask a friend or member of the family. Don’t try to measure your PD yourself by looking into a mirror. Ideally, if you know an engineer or joiner, someone how is used to making accurate measurements would be perfect. If you are going to use a none professional make the measurement at least 3 times. If you are getting measurements within 1 or 2 millie meters you should be fine to use the value.  Take a millie meter rule and place it over the bridge of your nose. With the 0 over the centre of your left pupil, take the measurement to the centre of the right pupil.

    Option 2. Is to send to us a picture via Email or WhatsApp. We would require a headshot of the person who’s PD you would like us to measure. The person should be stood up straight and be holding a credit card or same size card under their nose touching the lip. The card is used to scale the size of the face, so the PD can be accurately measured, see image below:

    How to measure your PD

    Note: If you do use a credit card ensure the numbers are disguised or covered over for security reasons. Send the picture by email: by WhatsApp: 0797 3333 046 If you have already placed an order and forgot to included the PD send the order number with the picture.

  • Ordinarily your prescription glasses should take 10 to 14 working days to be ready for dispatch or collection. However, for specialist high impact sports lenses you should add a further 3 to 4 days and if they are having any coatings that will take longer.

    More complex prescriptions (high powers, high astigmatism, bi/varifocal etc.) will take also take longer.