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How do I find a better optometrist and get a better eye exam?

I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh on Jan 2, 2014 - 22 answers

 

Where is a good place to buy glasses in Melbourne, Australia?

I'm having difficulty finding good frames for glasses. Does anyone know of anywhere, preferably in the inner North or CBD, that has good service and a wide range of frames? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Dec 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Is this better? Or this?

How do automatic optometric machines work? Why don't U.S. optometrists use them (or why do they do a manual followup?) [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Jul 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Sharp eyes, sharp eye exam?

Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Need help finding an eye doctor

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. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 6, 2012 - 9 answers

He loves to break my glasses. Now he needs his own.

Our 18 month old needs glasses. Before we head over to the eyeglasses store, is there anything we should know? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on May 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Time to see a new optometrist?

How can my eyes be healthy when I need to wear glasses? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.

I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out?

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Can the axis notation measurement of your eyes decrease over time?

Four years ago the axis number for my left eye (I have astigmatism) was 52º, now it's 48º. Is this normal? I thought those numbers were supposed to always go up with age. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 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

What Glasses Should a Two Year Old That Seems Fine Get, When The Specialists Say Confusing Things?

Doc says my 2 yr. old needs strong (+4.5-5.5) glasses. Doc #2 says +1.5 glasses. Kid sees perfectly fine... random MeFi strangers, help! [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 29, 2010 - 32 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

Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist?

Probably need my first pair of glasses. Haven't had my eyes checked in years. Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Ottawoptometrist?

Any recommendations for an optometrist in Ottawa? And what pieces of information do I need (which a doc might not give me) to order new glasses online? (sorry, multi-pronged) [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Oct 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Eye glasses online?

After reading this post: (http://3mew.wordpress.com/2006/11/10/eyeglasses-stores-are-for-suckers/) I'm thinking about buying new glasses online. What are some (online) places you'd recommend @ looking for glasses? Please include any tips and advice you may have.
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 18, 2009 - 22 answers

Watch for sliding glasses...

How do I get used to these new glasses? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Sep 8, 2008 - 6 answers

I think I need computer glasses

I suspect I need computer glasses, but want to solve a few problems from the last time. [more inside]
posted by modernhypatia on Apr 23, 2008 - 17 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

...I don't really mind that I can't see.

Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 17, 2007 - 32 answers

What's this P1 in my eyeglass prescription?

I am the newest member of the eyeglass-wearing community (or I will be when they get here in 5-7 days) and I have a question about my prescription. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Reading glasses for red eyes?

Will reading glasses help red eyes? [more inside]
posted by nomis on Mar 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Adjusting to new eyeglasses.

I just got a new glasses perscription on Monday, after 4 years of wearing the same pair of glasses. They are fine 90% of the time, but the other 5-10% of the time, I can tell my eyes are having issues with the new lenses. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Aug 10, 2005 - 10 answers

Buying glasses online

I'm thinking of buying my next pair of glasses online. Does anybody have any online glasses retailers they would recommend (or recommend against)? And is there any thing else I should know before buying glasses online? I live in the UK but have frequent visitors from the US who can easily carry a pair of glasses, so places that ship to either country would be fine.
posted by yankeefog on Jun 13, 2005 - 5 answers

Eye Doctor

I lost my glasses on the plane a couple of months ago and I could probably use an update to the prescription. How do I pick an opthamologist? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 22, 2005 - 5 answers

Glasses or Contacts

Spectacles only? I got a copy of my glasses prescription from my eye doctor, and it says "Spectacles only". I have an existing copy of my contact lens prescription, complete with measurements. If I keep the same numbers but substitute the new sphere measurements, can I order contacts with this prescription? [more inside]
posted by anildash on Feb 1, 2004 - 11 answers

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