Preparing for Your Optician Appointment & Eye Test

When scheduling your appointment with the optician, be sure to mention the following so that they can book the correct type of appointment:

Your Vision History

Let your optician know about your vision correction needs, whether you already wear glasses or contact lenses, or have previously worn them.

You want contact lenses

Let your optician know you are interested in contact lenses and that you would like to book in for a contact lens fitting. Make sure you have had an eye examination recently and have an up to date prescription.


Here are some tips to do and think about before and during your visit to the opticians.


Make sure you bring the following items to your appointment so you’re fully prepared:

Your glasses, prescription and contact lenses if you currently wear them.

Your ACUVUE® Contact Lenses free† trial voucher.


Don’t hesitate to ask your optician about any concerns and questions you may have. They are the best source for advice about your eye health, vision and contact lenses. You might find it useful to ask the following questions:

  • How healthy are my eyes and what is my level of vision?
  • How might my vision change with time?
  • Do I need vision correction or not and what are my vision correction options?
  • Which vision correction option is going to give me the best vision and the most flexibility, given my lifestyle and needs?
  • What are the advantages of trying both contact lenses and glasses?
  • How often should I return for an eye test?
  • Which type of contact lenses would you recommend?
  • Do all contact lenses provide UV blocking?
  • Will it be easy for me to learn how to put on and take off contact lenses and take care of them?

For more information about wearing ACUVUE® Contact Lenses, download our patient instruction guides for daily disposable or reusable daily wear contact lenses.


*The process might vary from practice to practice.

Firstly, the optician will ask you some questions

This allows them to get to know more about you and your lifestyle, in order to decide which type of contact lenses are best suited to your needs.

Then, the optician will conduct a vision check

The optician will check your vision, the health of your eyes and take the necessary help determine your prescription.

Then, you will discuss contact lens options

Your optician will discuss all the suitable options with you and together you will decide on the best type of contact lenses based on your eyes and lifestyle.

Finally, the selected lens is fitted

Your optician will check your vision and the contact lens fit to make sure the lenses are suitable and fit your eyes properly. You will also learn how to put on, take off and care for your lenses.


Start your Free† Trial of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses today.

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†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. UK residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to optician approval. Participating opticians only. See link for full terms and conditions.