I think the optometrist gave me a bad eyeglasses prescription. Should I have to pay for getting my lens corrected?
March 24, 2010 9:35 AM Subscribe
I think the optometrist gave me a bad eyeglasses prescription. Should I have to pay to get my prescription updated or the lens corrected?
posted by radiocontrolled to Health & Fitness (12 answers total)
It's been close to two weeks since I had my prescription from an optometrist filled by the optician who works in the same office. The prescription is not right in my right eye. I know it can take awhile to get used to a prescription. However I'm reaching the 2 week point and I've felt crappy for too long.
Previously my right eye had slight correction for astigmatism. Two weeks ago, the optician who filled my prescription said that my prescription in the right eye had changed so that there was no longer astigmatism correction.
I think this is where the problem is. Whenever I turn my head or am doing activities where moving around is necessary my eyes hurt and I feel nauseous.
I have made a follow-up appointment with my optometrist for this Friday. The secretary said I "probably won't have to pay" for the appointment. I hope not! I don't think this is my fault. My insurance only covers a certain amount and I'm a broke student.
If the optometrist did make a mistake, is it unreasonable for me to want them to pay for the cost of having the lens replaced? I'm finding this situation stressful because I have to confront an optometrist who has professional knowledge that I don't have, yet I'm pretty sure something's wrong with the prescription he gave me.
How can I assert myself in this situation when I go back for my visit?