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PRESCRIPTION

We can make lenses for prescriptions within the sphere range of ±7.5. If your prescription is out of this range, simply contact us at prescription@shopcovry.com for a custom order.

If you have an ADD value on your prescription, you are eligible for Progressive lenses. The ADD value is the additional reading power to needed for progressive lenses, which conveniently corrects two fields of distance (distance and reading) without having to switch between two glasses.

Please keep in mind that you can't use a contact lens prescription for glasses. Since contact lenses sit directly on your eyes and glasses sit further away from your eyes, they have different measurements. 

Not sure how to read your prescription? Simply email it to us at prescription@shopcovry.com and we'll take care of the rest.

Nearsightedness

Also known as myopia, nearsightedness makes it difficult to see objects that are far away. It's a common issue caused by an eye that has grown too long, which causes the light coming into the eye not focused correctly onto the retina. Nearsightedness is largely hereditary, but for people who spend more time doing activities such as reading or using a computer, myopia is more likely to develop than those who do not.

Farsightedness

Also known as hyperopia, farsightedness makes it difficult to see objects clearly that are close to you. It's a common issue typically caused by a shorter eye, which makes it difficult to focus directly on the cornea. Farsightedness is typically hereditary and present at birth, and most don't even notice it. 

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common condition that results in blurred vision. The cornea is the outer surface of the eye and should be round, but with astigmatism, the cornea's shape is irregular, preventing a clear, sharp image. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

If you placed an order with prescription lenses, email a copy of your valid prescription and Pupillary Distance (PD) to prescription@shopcovry.com. Your PD is sometimes included in your prescription. If you don't see it, please follow our easy steps below to measure your PD.

How to Measure Your PD

Pupillary distance is the space between the pupils of your eyes and is measured in millimeters. This measurement is important to make sure that your eyes match up with the center of your prescription lenses. All you need is a mirror and ruler marked in millimeters. (Fun fact: Adults generally have a PD range between 58-68mm.)

Step 1
Stand in front of a mirror, or ask someone to help you measure. Align the ruler’s 0mm with the center of your right pupil.

Step 2
Looking straight ahead, measure the distance between the center of your right pupil and the center of your left pupil. Hold the ruler against your brows for extra stability.

Step 3
Measure again to make sure you got it right first time. Same numbers? You’ve found your PD!

INSURANCE

FSA/HSA

We accept insurance in the form of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA). You may pay with FSA or HSA as long as they are linked to a major credit card. Alternatively, we can provide you with an itemized receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Your FSA or HSA card can be used on all prescription eyewear purchases. You may not purchase non-prescription sunglasses and glasses with plano lenses (non-prescription lenses) using an FSA or HSA.

If you’re unsure if you have FSA/HSA benefits, please check with your insurance company. 

EYE EXAM

We recommend regular eye exams to maintain good eye health. Comprehensive exams not only help ensure that you are able to see as best as possible, but it also checks for signs of signs of eye disease or other conditions that can affect your vision and overall health.

Book an eye exam with a top optometrist near you.