Prescription Lenses

We are currently offering to fill single vision prescriptions for our AYA Optical frames that fall within the specified parameters below.

We can fill prescriptions with:

    • a sphere (SPH) value between -6.00 and +6.00
    • cylinder (CYL) values up to + or - 3.00
    • any value for AXIS
    • no value under ADD
    • no value under PRISM

We do NOT currently fill any prescriptions for multifocal or progressive lenses.

Prescriptions will generally be filled and shipped within 7 to 12 business days.

We love our Retailers and Opticians

Its always our preference that you see your local optician to be fitted for glasses and our AYA line is carried by many stores across North America. If you let us know where you live, we can find out if we have an optician close to you to purchase our frames. It is important to get a comprehensive eye exam and an updated prescription every 2 years so you can be sure you have an accurate prescription. Make sure to ask for your pupillary distance (PD) to be included on the prescription.

If you do not want to order a prescription lens, then choose 'Demo Lenses (Frame Only). When purchasing the frame only, a demo lenses with the AYA logo comes standard. This lens helps keep the frame's shape and will be replaced with the lenses that your optician will provide and insert.

How to interpret your prescription:

Rx Table

OD: Indicates your right eye’s parameters

OS: Indicates your left eye’s parameters

SPH: Sphere indicates the lens power in diopters required to correct your nearsightedness (myopia) expressed in negative (-) values) or farsightedness (hyperopia) expressed in positive (+) values.

CYL and AXIS: are required together and indicate the corrective values for astigmatism

ADD: Indicates a magnifying value required for multifocal or progressive lenses. We currently DO NOT fill any prescriptions with a value in this column.

PRISM: If a value is found here it means that you have a special prescription to correct a specific eye condition. We DO NOT currently fill prism prescription glasses.

PD: Pupillary distance. This is the distance in millimeters between your pupils and it helps to center your prescription correctly in your frames. This is not always on your prescription. Please make sure to ask for it.

Prescription Checklist

  • Ensure it is written by a certified optometrist
  • It is valid (not expired)
    • We are unable to fill expired eyeglass prescriptions. If your doctor provided an expiration date on your prescription, we would always abide by the doctor’s orders.
  • Ensure it is for eyeglasses and not for contacts. The prescriptions are different.
  • Includes your PD (pupillary distance) measurement
  • Does NOT have a value for ADD – this would indicate progressives which we do not currently fill
  • Does NOT have a value for PRSIM.
  • Is for single vision only and the prescription falls within our range of parameters shown above
  • Ensure to upload a picture of your original prescription on the product page of the frames that you are ordering. If you forget to do this, please email us a picture of your prescription along with your order number.

Prescription Lens Types

Single Vision Lenses:

  • Most people order eyeglasses with single-vision prescriptions, meaning their lenses will correct for one field of vision (near or distance)

Progressive Lenses: (We currently do NOT fill progressives)

  • Progressives are seamless multifocal lenses that allow you to do close-up work (reading a book), middle distance work (browsing on a computer) or distance viewing (driving) with the same pair of glasses.  If you have a value in the ADD section of your prescription, it indicates that you need progressive lenses

How do I submit my prescription?

Once you’ve selected your desired frames and color, choose a prescription lens type. Have a picture of your prescription available on your computer or mobile device you are ordering from and you will be able to upload the picture right on the product page.

If you forget to upload your prescription and have already placed your order, you can email us and image of your prescription to

Lens Materials and What’s Included

All prescription lenses include

  • A scratch-resistant coating
  • A hydrophobic coating that repels moisture
  • An anti-reflective coating

CR39 1.50 or 1.56 Index Lens - Standard Lens

  • Conventional single vision lenses

CR39 1.60 or 1.67 Index Lens – High Index Lens

  • Required for spheres (powers) of + or - of over 4 (-4 to -6 and +4 to +6)
  • These lenses are thinner and lighter than standard lenses

Polycarbonate Lens

  • Impact resistant/superior eye protection
  • Full UV protection
  • Lightweight comfort

Blue Blocking Lenses

  • Blue blocking lenses are an innovative technology to help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of high energy visible light also known as blue light. Blue light emission comes naturally from the sun, but is also present in smart phones, tablets, computer screens, and even compact fluorescent lights.
  • Feature a near-clear protection against blue-light emitted by digital devices and artificial light without distorting color
  • Filters harmful wavelengths known to be associated with digital eyestrain, headaches and sleeplessness

Lens Options

Full rim frames come with the following options

  1. Standard CR39 1.50 or 1.56 index lenses
  2. High Index CR39 1.60 or 1.67 index lenses

Semi-Rimless frames come with the following options:

  1. Standard Polycarbonate lenses
  2. High Index Standard Polycarbonate lenses

Additional Options

  1. Blue Blocker lenses 

Returns and Refunds

We offer a 30-day hassle-free return policy for our Rx eyewear with lenses.

Please note that if you are ordering multiple pairs of Rx eyewear, we can only refund the cost of one Rx lens per order.    After the 30-day grace period has elapsed we will not accept the return of frames with custom lenses for a refund.

We will of course warranty your frames for 2 years from any manufacturer defect.