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The optician won't give me my prescription!

My ophthalmologist won't release my prescription. Is there anything I can do to force them to do so? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Apr 24, 2013 - 32 answers

Prescription contact lenses, online, without an optometrist's OK. Possible?

Is there somewhere online that I can order prescription contact lenses from without a optometrist's confirmation? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I see clearly now?

My annual eye exam is coming up.  I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses.   What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 16, 2012 - 24 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

New York eye doctor help?

Help me find a good eye doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by mhz on Oct 20, 2010 - 5 answers

The look I get when I tell people I had an ulcer on my eye makes it ALMOST worth it

After a bad experience I am finally ready to wear contact lenses again... but this time I want to be absolutely, totally, 100% safe and sterile about it. What steps should I take to minimize my chances of infection? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Yes, I did sleep.

When I wear contact lenses, I get bags under my eyes within about fifteen minutes. I wear toric lenses, if that matters. Is there anything I can do about this, or should I continue to stick to glasses?
posted by Pants! on Dec 18, 2008 - 9 answers

A focal point on glasses.

Glasses-and-contacts wearers: I've just been outfitted with my first pair of distance-vision specs, and the world is crystal clear again. The problem is, everything in a 1 meter radius is a blur. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Sep 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Psychological resolution of vision problems?

An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Aug 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

These glasses are making me sleepy!

Why am I always sleepy when I wear my glasses? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Oct 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Do I need a pirate costume to go with this eyepatch?

Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Hate Crimes Against My Eye

My Bigoted Left Eye: Have you successfully treated your contact lens intolerance, and how? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Sep 22, 2006 - 18 answers

Contacts make me sleepy

Two months ago, I switched to contacts after 20 years of wearing glasses. Ever since I started wearing them, I'm always tired. Related? Have you had this problem? Is there a solution?
posted by panoptican on Nov 17, 2005 - 23 answers

Coke bottle eyes in Lotusland

Who are the best optometrists in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Sep 7, 2005 - 2 answers

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