I need help getting a contact lens prescription
April 7, 2008 2:20 PM Subscribe
Is there a way to get a contact lens prescription without the machine where you pick 1 or 2?
posted by jesirose to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a horrible time with this machine. It makes my eyes watery and then I cannot tell a difference between the lenses, none are ever strong enough because my eyes are blurry.
I am also very sensitive to light, and the doctors have acknowledged this. After they do all the other 'tests' first, my eyes are so tired and sore I wouldn't be able to see with the right prescription. When I try to explain this the doctors tell me it will still work, but I still can't SEE.
I have been to several doctors in the past few years and have yet to get a prescription that is right. It went from -4 to -8.0 then back to -6.5.
When I tell the doctors that my vision is still blurry with the prescription, they say it is allergies or they can't explain it. They tried astigmatism lenses but they would not stay facing the direction they were supposed to and they hurt my eyes. One doctor told me the brand I like did not come in a high enough power but I see online they go up to -9.0.
Are there no other alternative ways to find a patient's prescription? Or do I just keep getting bad doctors? It's too expensive to keep going every month to try to find a good doctor. Is there anything I can do to get a prescription that is right?