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How to renew your prescription without coming into your optical store in New York

July 12, 2021

We understand that getting your eyeglasses prescription renewed can be a hassle. Between making the appointment for an eye exam then visiting your optical store to get your prescription filled, it takes time that you might not have in your busy schedule. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to get your prescription renewed without ever coming into your optical store in New York. You can even get your prescription if you’d like to buy an extra pair of glasses to keep at home or the office. Here at Raphael Opticians, we can help you get your prescription without ever coming in. Keep reading for some tips.

Call your eye doctor

Your optical prescription is good for two years in New York. If after two years the glasses you have are still working well for you, then you probably don’t need another eye exam. Instead, you might simply want to buy a new pair of glasses that fit better and don’t have any scratches on the lenses.

The first place to go when you’re looking to get your prescription renewed is your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will likely want you to come in for another exam to ensure that your eyes indeed have not changed since your last exam. However, if you have an established relationship with your doctor and they know the history of your eyes, they’re more likely to renew your prescription without a visit.

Given that the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold on how businesses operate, your eye doctor might be more likely to extend your current prescription for several months or even another two years. Be sure to ask about their policies as well as any exceptions that their office is making at the moment.

Call your optical store

If your prescription hasn’t expired, you can even call and order a new pair from the prescription that’s on file. Keep in mind that you’ll likely have to pay out-of-pocket for a new set of glasses if the allotted time for your insurance hasn’t passed since your previous order. For instance, many insurance plans will either pay for a set of glasses each year or contribute a set dollar amount for a pair. If it's been less than a year, you'll likely have to pay for them yourself. But when you need new glasses, there are few times when the cost is going to get in your way.

With the pandemic’s effects on the daily lives of so many of us, it’s reasonable if you’re either not comfortable leaving your home or unable to because of health risks. You can call your optical store to place your order with your prescription. They should be able to fill your order by making your glasses then shipping them to you as necessary. At Raphael Opticians, we’ll make and send your glasses with a valid prescription and you don’t have to come in to see us.

Get in touch with us

If you’d like to order a new pair of glasses, get in touch with our team at Raffy’s. We understand the current state of the world and are willing to help you renew your prescription without coming into your optical store in New York. We can make and ship eyeglasses for those who aren’t able to come into our store for themselves. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by calling us at 914-949-0575. If you have any other questions about our services, feel free to send us a message as well using our online contact form.

How to renew your prescription without coming into your optical store in New York