Ok, here's my professional take on this. The office is not entitled to give you the prescription for the eye exam unless you pay for it. It is a legal piece of documentation and you are using their services "free" of charge. With that being said, if you PAID for the eye exam, you can take that piece of paper and do whatever you want with it. If your bf wants contacts, as long as the person you are talking to know's how to fit them, you are free and clear. My advice is this, if you can, get a refund on the glasses, take the prescription for that and go find someone who know's how to fit contacts and give them that. This is the problem with having an unregulated province. Shops pretty much do whatever they want and screw people out of stuff they pay for. This is also another reason why people go online to buy glasses, there is no sense of trust between optician and patient anymore. [/rant]
Anyway, if you have anymore questions about the optical end of things, I can probably help you. Just don't ask me about contacts.