Shopping eyewear online just got easier (and cooler!) with the launch of a new app from SmartBuyGlasses, developed by 6over6.


The Lens Scanner allows customers to quickly and effortlessly perform their own eye test to retrieve their glasses prescription online. This advancement in digital healthcare technology is completely free of charge and set to revolutionize shopping for glasses online.


All you need are your current pair of glasses, a smartphone and a computer to obtain your free prescription. Simply download the app and follow the prompts to scan your current glasses’ prescription. Once the scan is complete, your prescription will be displayed on the screen. It will automatically be saved and added to any glasses you wish to purchase on the  


The app is developed by 6over6, an Israeli tech start-up. The fact that the company was recently acquired by the American eyewear industry leader 1-800 Contacts is a testament to its success and continuous development.


lens scanner app


The Lens Scanner meets the industry guidelines for accuracy (ANSI-80.17) and has been developed to simplify the process of getting an accurate prescription reading, making it easier and cheaper to order new glasses online. The service extracts the optical parameters from your current glasses and as such, it does not replace an eye exam. Your current glasses prescription must be valid, typically within a 24 month period from when the initial prescription is issued at the conclusion of an eye exam. The app may not be used for multifocal or progressive lenses and for certain eye conditions, as the software cannot guarantee an accurate reading. A minimum age of 18 years is required for someone to use the app. For more details, please read the full terms and conditions.

SmartBuyGlasses Lens Scanner is compatible with both iOS and Android and available for free in both the App Store and Google Play Store.




About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers. With operations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group has become the market leader in over 30 countries worldwide, including in the US and in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands. SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group works with certified and highly respected opticians to provide the latest news and accurate information regarding eye health to consumers.


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