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Renew a Prescription

QuickRenew allows you to renew your expired prescription in minutes, without the need to schedule office visits or even leave your home.

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Here's how it works

Step 1: Click Start QuickRenew

Click the Start QuickRenew button to begin the renewal process

Step 2: Check your eligibility

We'll make sure you're a good candidate for telehealth services by gathering info about your age, location, and eye health history

Step 3: Eye redness check

Take a couple of quick pictures of your eyes so the doctor can see if there's any redness or other apparent irritation

Step 4: Vision test

A simple vision test will determine if you're able to see clearly in your current contacts. You'll stand 10 feet from your device and say some letters out loud.

Step 5: Enter Rx Information

You'll enter your current prescription so the doctor knows what to renew. Make sure you have your prescription or your contact box handy.

Step 6: Purchase contact lenses

Return to CVS Optical online, or any contact lens provider of your choice, to purchase your contact lenses.

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The choice is yours.

Once you renew your contacts lens prescription with QuickRenew, you can use it anywhere. Not just with CVS. It's your prescription and the choice is yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a real vision exam? Or just an online quiz-sorta test?

It's a real vision exam and your results are reviewed by a board-certified ophthalmologist licensed in your state. If appropriate, they'll issue you a valid prescription you can use to buy contact lenses anywhere in the United States. It does not take the place of a regular comprehensive eye exam.

Does a real eye doctor review my exam?

Yes! The results of your exam will be reviewed by a board-certified ophthalmologist licensed in your state and they will issue your prescription if everything looks good.

What do I need to take an exam/renew my prescription?

You will need a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone. A well-lit quiet area with 10 feet of space for the vision test. You will also need to be wearing your current contact lenses and have your current contact lens prescription parameters handy.

Is this the same thing as a comprehensive eye exam?

No. QuickRenew only looks at how well you can see, not the health of your eye; it is not a replacement for a comprehensive eye exam. Even if you feel that your eyes are otherwise healthy, you should still see your eye care provider regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

Why do I have to give you so many permissions on my phone/browser?

Excellent question! Telehealth services are only available in certain states, so we need to verify your location. The vision test requires microphone access so the doctor can hear a recording of you reading the eye chart. And we need camera access to send the doctor images of your eyes so he/she can check for redness. All information collected is protected under HIPAA regulations.

Do I need to wear my contacts during QuickRenew?

Yes. You will be asked to read some letters on a digital eye chart as part of the exam. This helps the doctor know if your current prescription is still providing you with clear, accurate vision.

Do I need the parameters/details of my current prescription?

Yes. Because this is a prescription renewal service, the doctors need to know what prescription to renew. You can find your parameters on your contact lens box.

Is QuickRenew available in my state?

QuickRenew is currently available in these states. AL Alabama, AR Arkansas, CA California, CO Colorado, CT Connecticut, FL Florida, IL Illinois, IN Indiana, KY Kentucky, MA Massachusetts, MD Maryland, ME Maine, MN Minnesota, MO Missouri, MS Mississippi, MT Montana, NC North Carolina, NE Nebraska, NH New Hampshire, NV Nevada, NY New York, OH Ohio, OK Oklahoma, OR Oregon, PA Pennsylvania, RI Rhode Island, TN Tennessee, TX Texas, UT Utah, VA Virginia, VT Vermont, WA Washington, WI Wisconsin, WY Wyoming.

What if my prescription has expired?

That's what QuickRenew is here for! After taking the exam a licensed ophthalmologist will review your results and renew your prescription.

The material provided on this site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or optometric advice. The information provided is not intended for the diagnosis of medical condition and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified health provider.

Please make sure you get your eyes examined regularly and always follow your eye care professional's instructions for the proper use and care of your contact lenses. It's important to note that if you experience any pain or discomfort from your contact lens, discontinue use immediately and consult your eye care professional. WARNING: IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY UNEXPLAINED EYE DISCOMFORT, WATERING, VISION CHANGE, REDNESS, OR LIGHT SENSITIVITY, REMOVE YOUR LENSES IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT YOUR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE WEARING YOUR LENSES AGAIN.

*Contact Lens prescription renewal is provided by QuickRenew, an independent company not affiliated with CVS Pharmacy®. QuickRenew is responsible for all content, services and transactions provided.

*20% off contacts plus free shipping: Offer available only at Valid prescription required. Savings cannot be combined with any other offers and does not apply to individuals using insurance, including Medicaid or Medicare. State restrictions may apply. Expires 11/28/2020. Terms of promotion subject to change. Free standard shipping on contact Lenses is 5-7 business days, depending on the prescription verification process Back