Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam?
September 25, 2010 11:02 AM Subscribe
Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam? Details within.
posted by sharkfu to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
Yesterday I went Lenscrafters / Eye Exam 2000 and had an eye exam. It was a horrible experience. It was very corporate, I was switched from a previous Doctor that I liked, I felt rushed, things weren't explained to me when I asked questions, and I'm doubting the prescriptions I was given.
As an example, at the very end of the exam the optometrist said, "Are you sure about the contact lens prescription? I was thinking about bumping you up .25 diopter, but I'm not sure. What do you think?" [You're not sure!? You're the one with the training and the instruments!]
Anyway, for many years my eyeglass prescription was:
OD -5.75 -0.25 x 95
OS -6.00 -0.25 x 90
The new one is:
That's it. No cylinder, no axis, no pupillary distance. In the place for cylinder and axis, it only says "PS". I'm assuming this means there was no astigmatism measured. And I'm guessing they don't measure pupillary distance until you actually order glasses from them.
After my optometrist waffled back and forth, my contact lens prescription stayed the same.
So I guess I'm asking:
1) Can astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor/ inaccurate eye exam?
2) Can your eye prescription change but your contact lens prescription not?
3) How can I get an accurate pupillary distance reading without ordering glasses from them?
4) Can you recommend a good eye doctor in Los Angeles so I don't repeat this next time?
I'm really frustrated because I feel like I flushed $150 down the toilet and it could've all been avoided if I'd insisted on seeing the optometrist I trusted.
You are not my doctor, my optometrist, or my opthamologist and you are not providing medical advice.