Optical FAQ

Our most frequently asked questions, answered for your benefit. Need further assistance? We're available by phone Monday - Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m PST and by email every day 8 a.m - 5 p.m PST.

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What type of lenses do you offer?

DIFF offers a wide range of lenses for prescription optical and sunglasses. Prescription lens options include super thin 1.6 and 1.67 Index. DIFF also offers light-adjusting photochromic lenses that change tint based on the light they’re exposed to. These are recommended for anyone that switches from indoor to outdoor environments often as the lenses become dark outdoors and nearly clear indoors.

How do I find my prescription?

To get your prescription, please contact your local optometrist. Eye exams are also performed at many local optical stores by licensed opticians.

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How do I submit my prescription?

Once you have your prescription from your optometrist, you will be able to input your prescription information after you have selected the frame you want to purchase. DIFF also requires that you submit a photo or scan of your prescription so we can confirm we have all the necessary information to get your lenses created.

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How do I find my pupillary distance (PD)?

Your PD is the distance between your pupils, and it helps us center your prescription correctly in your frames. It's important to note that the average PD is between 57 and 65mm. For progressive lenses, you may need two PD value - one for each eye. It is best to get this measured by your eye care professional. If your doctor did not include your single PD measurement with your prescription, follow these easy steps to find your PD before you start your order:

how to find pupillary distance, use a rule to measure the edge with your right pupil, mark location of your left pupil on the ruler or credit card, take the average measurement to ensure accurate PD after repeating multiple times

Please note: We're unable to fill expired eyeglasses prescriptions and prescriptions for contact lenses. If your doctor provided an expiration date on you prescription, we will always abide by the doctor's orders. If your doctor did not provide an expiration date, we'll adhere to the optical rules of the state where your prescription was written to determine if we're able to fill it.

What's the best way to clean my lenses?

To clean your lenses, simply rinse them with a mild dish soap and lukewarm water, and dry them with a soft cloth. For day-to-day cleaning of light smudges, a few swipes of the pouch included in your case should do the trick. Please be careful to avoid using hot water on your lenses (especially if they are high-index lenses), as they can develop bubbles or cracks when exposed to high heat.

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