If you’ve recently acquired a Valve Index and are looking for a comprehensive guide on how to purchase prescription lenses for it, then this article is for you. Purchasing prescription lenses for the Valve Index can be a daunting task as there are many factors to consider, including lens type, frame design, lens coating, and more. We’ve done the research and put together a comprehensive guide to help you make the best purchase decision.

What to consider before purchasing lenses?

Before purchasing lenses, you’ll first need to determine whether you’ll be purchasing single vision lenses or bi-focal lenses. Single vision lenses are designed for people with a single prescription for both eyes (e.g. +4.00 for one eye and +3.00 for the other). Bi-focal lenses are designed for people with two different prescriptions for each eye (e.g. +2.50 for one eye and +4.00 for the other).

Steps to take before making a purchase

First and foremost, you’ll need to have your prescription handy. It is important to know that your prescription determines the type of lenses that are available for you to purchase.

For example, if your prescription is -5.50 and +2.00, you won’t be able to purchase standard lenses as they aren’t available for such a strong prescription. The first step is to determine which type of lenses best fit your needs.

Once you’ve determined the type of lenses you’d like to purchase, you’ll need to determine the lens type and lens coating type that best fits your needs.

Professional fitting for lenses

Once you’ve determined the type of lenses that are available for you to purchase, you may want to consider having them professionally fitted.

You can take your frames with you to the optician’s office and let them fit the lenses directly into your frames. It is recommended that you have your lenses professionally fitted if you have a strong prescription, if you wear bi-focal lenses, or if you wear rimless frames. Shop Now: Valve Index Prescription Lens


Choosing the right pair of lenses is an important decision, and it can be difficult to know where to start. At VR Rock, we aim to make this process as simple as possible. We provide customers with helpful information about the different types of lenses so that they can make an informed decision about purchasing prescription lenses for their Valve Index.