Thursday 29 February

Thursday 29 February

02 Understanding your prescription

Here's how it goes down...

Book an eye exam with your optometrist before purchasing your new pair in order to have an up-to-date prescription at hand. You can book an eye test below.

1. Get an eye test

An eye test involves a series of tests that determine the health of your eyes. We have partnered with The Eye Doctors in Lagos to bring you quality & comprehensive eye exams.

Your prescription in a jiffy!

You will see numbers listed under OS (left eye) and OD (right eye) in your eye prescription. In general, the higher the number — the poorer your eyesight. A “plus” (+) sign in front of the number means you are long-sighted, and a “minus” (-) sign means you are short-sighted. These numbers represent the diopters you will need for your lens.

Our prescription form

Pupillary distance and how it’s measured

Before we get started, let’s look at what, exactly, your PD is. This term describes the distance between the centre of each pupil, which is essential in correcting your vision. Ideally, your PD is measured by an eye care professional, but our team of experts can also virtually measure your PD with accurate results.

1

Before taking your photo, be sure to have adequate lighting and avoid a busy backdrop

2

Hold your head upright, look straight ahead, and gaze directly into the camera

3

Grab a card (about the size of a credit card) and hold it horizontally below your nose — the card should touch your face but not hide your nose

4

Position yourself approximately 30 cm from your computer screen, snap the pic, send it in, and we’ll do the measuring for you

It's now time to find the perfect frame to complement your prescription!

It's easy to get started!

Whether you’re a first-time online shopper or a seasoned customer, this quick guide will get you started in no time.

1 - Find your perfect pair

Browse our Screen glassesSunglasses, Eyeglasses or Accessories pages and use our handy filters to narrow down your search. All glasses include a FREE hard case, and cleaning cloth, soft pouches and other accessories.

2- Customize Your Lenses

Choose between getting our standard blue-light blocking or anti-glare frames or choose between our standard, anti-glare, photochromic, hybrid, blue cut or Crizal Prevenzia lens coatings/ add-on followed by more details about your prescription or you can simply upload an image of your prescription if you have one. 

3- Complete Your Order

Once you place your order you’ll be able to follow its journey through our customer support team and via SMS until it gets to your doorstep.

Need Help?

We’re available by phone (‭0814 688 3991‬) every day from 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Distance

Single vision lenses for seeing things far away - for people that are farsighted (-)

Reading

Single vision lenses for seeing things up close-for nearsighted people (+)

Multifocal

Multifocal lenses are designed to help you focus on things near and far. Mint offers traditional bifocal and progressive lenses.

Non-Prescription

Looking to get glasses as accessories but don't require a prescription? Select non-prescription, plano lenses.