Very nearsighted woman in need of new prescription. Looking for general advice in finding an eye doctor or recommendations in Southeastern Michigan*. Snowflake: No insurance.
It's been.. I don't know.. five or six years since I went to the eye doctor and bought new glasses. I haven't had any noticeable difficulty in seeing things in my day to day life; but when applying for a driver's permit yesterday.. I failed the vision test. The woman tested me twice more and told me she'd give me a permit but before I got the actual driver's license I was going to need to get a new prescription.
I already plan to buy the glasses online. I'm actually kind of excited about it! New glasses, seeing better, and even prescription sunglasses! Toys for the nearsighted.
But before now, my options for seeing eye doctors were limited by where my insurance would let me go. Now that I don't have insurance, I'm not sure the best method of going out and getting any kind of doctor.
I know Walmart and mall stores can give you an eye exam.. should I just go with one of those? Do they give quality exams to give me an accurate prescription? Won't they give me a hard time about measuring my PD
? I imagine they make their money by the glasses they sell and not the exams.. Should I tell them up front I don't plan to buy glasses from them?
Someone point me in the right direction, please!
(*Someone in Wayne or Washtenaw Counties would be best)