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I'm not astigmatic. Will the optometrist agree?

My last few glasses prescriptions have come up with 0.25 dioptres of astigmatism in them in various directions (i.e. not consistent between eye tests). I've only had my eyes examined because I've needed to buy new glasses, not because of any difficulty seeing, but I've not enjoyed the effects of getting used to new astigmatism correction on new lenses, and can't help but feel it's spurious precision in the testing. [more inside]
posted by ambrosen on Jun 19, 2014 - 9 answers

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

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

If they numbers are so different now, why can I still see?

Does this eye glasses prescription look right? Significant difference between my old prescription, which I'm still using and work fine, and my new prescription - including a switch from - to + on some numbers. Specifics are inside. [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Dec 27, 2012 - 11 answers

From "Four Eyes" To "Gramps"

I walked away from my last visit to the optometrist with a prescription for bifocals. All for the low low price of $20. The bruises on my ego were free. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 7, 2012 - 22 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

Lost my specs

I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive optometrist in NYC, as I don't currently have vision coverage, any recommendations? I've checked this out on Brokelyn anyone specifically have experience with Luxeye?
posted by edbles on Sep 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs?

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does my vision keep getting worse?

What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 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

Chicago optometrist recomendations.

Recomend an optometrist in Chicago pleasee. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Jun 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I read this astigmatism prescription?

Does this glasses prescription even make sense? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on May 20, 2010 - 4 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

Help my procrastinating husband see...

Can anyone recommend an optometrist in Columbus, Ohio? [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Oct 30, 2009 - 4 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

Can I go back to an optician and get a prescription for a different kind of lenses without another exam?

Yet another optician question. I got a prescription for reading/computer glasses, but I really need progressives (I think) because I can't see anything closeup without the glasses on. But I don't trust my optician. [more inside]
posted by micawber on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

the cheapest lens replacement online

I have an existing pair of glasses frames I'd like to get fitted with prescription lenses. I've done entirely too much research, and I still have questions! [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 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

What tool do optometrists use?

What are those things called that optometrists use to determine your prescription, and how do they work? (The ones where they say, "Which looks better, this... or this?")
posted by smackfu on Jun 15, 2007 - 9 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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