Shipping Policy (Rates and Times)
- Eyewear (non-prescription) typically ships within 1 business day.
- Prescription orders generally take 3-7 business days.
-- August 2020 Mean Average - 6.6; Mode - 5; Minimum - 4; Maximum - 11. (*Our lab required an equipment repair in August that added a day to our usual averages.)
-- YTD 2020 - Mean Average - 5.0; Mode - 4; Minimum - 3. (*High Maximums likely due to order(s) with extras or failed inspection.)
-- Extreme or out of the ordinary prescriptions, anti-reflective and mirror coatings (Additional Rx Options) can add to the processing time (1-6 days each).
- Parts and accessories typically ship within 1-2 business days.
In a rush? Email or call us to let us know when you need them and we will see what we can do to help, and keep an eye on the progress.
- USPS First Class Mail is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 and unreliable delivery.
- USPS Priority Mail is $7.95. 1-4 business days in most cases, depending on your address's proximity to Southern California.
- USPS Express Mail is $31.20. Overnight or 2 day delivery to most destinations.
- Federal Express, is at a higher rate (dependent upon address at checkout). Transit times are overnight within the continental U.S. and usually within 2 days to HI and AK.
GLOBAL SHIPPING (outside the US)
We have shipped to over 56 different countries. We regularly ship all over the world, and most likely we can ship it where you want it to go.
We usually offer:
- First Class Mail, $14.95 for a single item or $19.95 for two or more items with limited tracking (not offered to Mexico, Central America, South America and some other countries).
***USPS First Class Mail temporarily has a $5.00 insurance surcharge due to Covid-19 and unreliable delivery.***
Transit times vary (per US Postal), but are generally on the order of 5 to 12 business days. (Currently, with Covid-19, it is taking a month or more for Australia and 1/2 a month for Canada.)
The US Postal Service requires that the value of the shipment must be less than $400 for this method.
- US Postal Priority International $31.00 Canada; $43.00 all others. 3-10 business days per US Postal.
- DHL 3-5 days per DHL. $37-$49 price is dependent upon address at checkout.
- Federal Express (FedEx) generally within 3 business days, is at a higher rate (dependent upon address at checkout).
Please understand that we must follow all the laws and accurately mark the contents and cost of the contents of every parcel accordingly. Customs duties, local taxes, and any additional local fees are not covered by the shipping charge and are the sole responsibility of the customer. Silverfish is not responsible for carrier or customs delays. In our experience, problems are extremely rare.