I got the prescription last year when I went to my eye doctor. I got frames then too. We had vision insurance at the time. No longer have vision insurance, and I needed a pair of computer glasses for work and sunglasses and of course ordered a pair of eyeglasses as well as I hate my glasses I got from the eye doctor last year. They have very limited choices especially within my budget
. I just asked the office for my prescription. By law, they have to give it to you as it is part of your medical record! From now on, I will just go to the doctor for my normal every 4-year visit lol and order my frames from Zenni especially since we no longer have vision insurance!!