Where can I get a prescription? Where can I get an eyesight test done?
A prescription is easy to obtain. If you need a new prescription you are most welcome to get your vision tested in one of our flagship stores, at one of our partner opticians or at any other traditional optician.If you have done an eyesight test before, you may still have a prescription card or you might get the prescription from your optometrist/eye specialist (a call should be sufficient).
Please make sure that your prescription card contains all relevant information such as strength, cylinder, axis and pupillary distance.
If you need a new prescription you can get an eyesight test done in most of our flagship stores, at one of our partner opticians or at any other traditional optician.
Does VIU also offer reading glasses?
Yes, we also offer reading glasses. If you want to buy reading glasses choose "Prescription glasses" and add the model to your shopping cart. You will be given the option to upload your prescription before completing the purchase.
How do you manufacture the VIU glasses?
VIU glasses are designed in Zurich and hand-made in Italy. The manufacturing process comprises of more than 80 steps, many of which carried out by hand. Despite the higher production cost in Italy compared to Far East, we are happy and proud to produce our products in a place with a long tradition and where the craft of manufacturing glasses is passed on from generation to generation. For further information and impressions about the manufacturing process, please click here.
Partnering with one of the most renowned manufacturers in Japan, the VIU titanium collection is hand-crafted to perfection in more than 200 manual steps. Based on Polyamide-powder, the frames of the archetypes collection are ultralight, highly resistant and absolutely sustainable with zero waste manufacturing.
I have a strong prescription. Can I still buy a pair of VIU sunglasses?
Generally yes. Any offer regarding lenses for optical glasses are also available for sunglasses!
You can find an overview of all our lenses and prices here.
Can I get my eyes checked without an appointment?
In order for our opticians to prepare for your eyesight test, we kindly ask you to book an appointment in advance. Please consider the directions in your confirmation email before your eyesight test.
how does your try at home offer work?
It’s pretty simple. We believe that you should try on the glasses before you purchase them. You can do that either at one of our flagship stores or at home, with our Try at Home offer. You can order 4 frames for free and keep them at home for 4 days.
1. Select your 4 of your favorite VIU Frames and add them to your try at home box by clicking the „TRY AT HOME“ button.
2. You will receive the box within approximately 4 business days. Now you have 4 days to try on your selection and show them to your friends and family and decide which one(s) you like best.
3. You can now order your glasses online on shopviu.com or just fill out the shipping receipt that came with the box.
4. Put the your Try at Home glasses back by simply using the prepaid label we inclunded.
How long does an eyesight test take?
Usually, the eyesight test takes around 20 minutes. Overall, we recommend you to plan in about 30 minutes for your visit in our flagship store.
Who is behind VIU?
Founded in Winter 2012/2013 in Switzerland and expanded in the beginning of 2015 to Germany, the VIU management team consists of 5 members, each bringing different and complementary experiences and skills to the table:
Fabrice Aeberhard studied Industrial Design at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) before starting his own design studio Aekae (2006-2015). With many years of experience in product and interior design, he’s now responsible for the product-, store- and brand design.
Kilian Wagner and Peter Käser complete the team from the managerial perspective. Both alumni of the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Kilian and Peter are responsible for the strategic and operative management.
As of 2015, Johannes Heinrich joined the team as the Managing Director of Germany and Austria. Johannes is an alumni of HSG and former consultant at Boston Consulting group.
How can I schedule an eyesight test?
The easiest way is to schedule an eyesight test online. Just follow the link and pick the store of your choice.
Can i get an eyesight test done at every VIU Store?
We are eager to offer an eyesight test in all of our flagship stores. Unfortunately, we’re not able to do so in all stores yet. You can check whether it’s possible to take an eyesight test at your preferred store on our store overview or directly while scheduling.
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