Philip Walsh - How Long Does A Prescription Last?

Publish Date
Friday, 30 September 2016, 10:45AM
By Philip Walsh

Your eyes are always slightly changing, and with that, your vision is always changing too.

This is the reason why glasses prescriptions stay valid for two years before you should have another eye exam. It is important to know if your eye sight has changed to ensure your glasses are fitted with the correct prescription.

While a prescription is valid for two years, that doesn’t guarantee you healthy eyes and a suitable prescription for two years.

If at any stage you notice any abnormalities or sudden changes to your eyesight, it is best to pop in to your local optometrist for an eye exam. Eye issues can occur at any stage, and the earlier these are identified, the better.

In addition to having your spectacle or contact lens prescription updated, it is recommended to visit your optometrist have your eyes tested at least once every two years so that sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment can be identified and treated accordingly.

If you have concerns about your prescription or are experiencing any changes to your eyesight, speak to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

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