Can I buy my contact lenses online?

Have you been told by your optician that you can’t buy the contact lenses you need online?

In the UK, there’s a common misconception that you have to buy your contact lenses from your optician, a misconception that is furthered by high street opticians who often stock their own brand of lenses that they prescribe you to.

Can I buy my contact lenses online?

Yes, there are a number of online contact lens retailers that you can buy your contact lenses from, many of which will save you time and money. 

Is it safe to buy my contact lenses online?

Yes, it’s perfectly safe to buy your contact lenses online from a licensed contact lens retailer.

Can I buy exactly the same lenses online?

Often, high street opticians will stock their own brand of contact lenses (Specsavers’ EasyVision and Boots’ Premiums, for example). However, it’s important to know that opticians simply purchase the lenses from the manufacturers before repackaging them with their own branding. At Glam Lenses, we sell the same branded contact lenses, at prices up to 50% cheaper.

If you’re wondering if your optician lenses are available under their original branding for less, feel free to browse our tables of opticians’ own contact lenses where we can direct you to the original branded equivalent lenses. Or, if you’d like to speak to one of our helpful customer service representatives about the lenses you’ve been prescribed, don’t hesitate to email us at

What if I don’t have a copy of my prescription?

In the UK, it’s actually your legal right to own a copy of your own prescription – so make sure to request a copy from your optician if you haven’t been provided one.

If you’ve ordered contact lenses before but have forgotten your prescription, you’ll also be able to find the details on the side/end of the box of your most recent lens order.

What if I have an astigmatism?

We stock a huge selection of toric contact lenses, designed to cater for all degrees of astigmatism, with a number oftoric XR lenses also available for the more extreme cases of the condition.

What if I wear multifocal contact lenses?

If you wear multifocal contacts, you’ll be happy to know that at you can find a wide selection of multifocal contact lenses, designed to correct your presbyopia. We even stock a multifocal toric contact lens, for those who suffer from presbyopia and astigmatism.

Can I buy contact lenses even if I have a complicated prescription?

Of course you can. You’ll find a huge range of contact lenses online at, with many of our lenses ranging in prescription powers of -12.00 to 12.00. We even stock a variety of XR multifocal and toric lenses, for more extreme presbyopic and astigmatic correction.

If, somehow, you can’t find your lenses with the prescription powers that you need from Glam Lenses, we can even order in the specific prescription you’re after. For any queries or questions, just email our customer service team on

I was told my health will suffer by buying contact lenses online

This is 100% not true, so long as you’re ordering genuine branded contact lenses from a licensed online contact lens retailer. This is because we all buy our lenses from the same contact lens manufacturers.