Would it be possible for me to take my prescription from one optician to another?
You may be motivated to change your optician for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is a matter of new inspiration. Other times it could be a matter of convenience to have your optician in your local area. No matter what your reasons are, you are free to do so. The prescription can be taken between opticians.
The written prescription given by your optician after your eye examination can be taken to another eye care provider and you may purchase glasses from another practice. After obtaining the written prescription, you will be free to take it to any other eye care provider.
There is a need to provide the basic results of the eye examination on the prescription, however this may not be sufficient to obtain appropriate glasses. In order to dispense glasses, the practice where you purchase the glasses will need to take additional measurements or results, especially those related to the placement of the lens within the frame and your eyes, so if you intend to purchase glasses online, you should be aware of this.
Additionally, if you have a complaint about the eyewear or prescription that involves more than one practice, it may be more difficult to resolve your dissatisfaction.
To avoid complications, it is best to purchase the glasses from the same practice where you obtained your prescription. This gives the fitting optician and you an advantage since they are familiar with all your extra measurements (which are not mandatory in the basic prescription of your eyewear). It is also easier for you in the event that you need to have something corrected with your new glasses if you use the same practices. While online purchases may have a lower cost, they may also carry a greater risk as it takes more time and effort to resolve a problem.
Overall, you are free to choose which pharmacy to use. Aside from price, convenience, product range, quality, and trust, what else is important to you?
The most important thing for you is to decide what is most important to you.