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 -
Looking for the best shop in Washington, DC that can put an eyeglasses prescription into vintage eyeglasses. I'd like a store that can do a good job with cost being a secondary, but important part of the picture. Prefer shops actually in DC. Let me know especially if you or a friend has ever used the shop to get a prescription into a vintage frame.
posted by Ironmouth
on Apr 30, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
I don't have vision insurance anymore. I would like to get my eyes examined anyway. I have a few questions about how this works. [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Jan 4, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
Can anyone recommend a good, central or west-end Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist?
posted by orange swan
on Oct 1, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
Is the LensCrafters O.D. prescription screwed up or do I just not understand something? [more inside]
posted by Kahomono
on Sep 4, 2011 -
Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Aug 14, 2011 -
My eye doctor brings in a new second doctor every once in a while, I guess to handle most of the menial check-ups. To my frustration, I have a crush on this current one. I'm due to visit the office one last time in a week or two. What then? YANMD, at least, I hope not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 25, 2011 -
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 -
Can someone recommend a reasonably priced optometrist/optician in the Dallas/DFW area?
posted by naveed
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam? Details within. [more inside]
posted by sharkfu
on Sep 25, 2010 -
I'm looking for an eye doctor in the Charlotte or Concord, NC area. I don't want to go to a chain, but am looking for a private practice. [more inside]
posted by All.star
on Jan 11, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
I'm a long-term glasses wearer who is going to try to make the leap to contacts. Problem: I have a really strong flinch reflex/phobia of things going into my eye. What to do about this? [more inside]
posted by paultopia
on Sep 9, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Posting this for a friend.
He has short sight and currently does not have insurance.
He has just passed out of highschool. He needs to get eye glasses. He got a part-time job just now and so very
frugal on money related matters.
Any discount program where he can get eyes checked
by an optometrist with reasonable/low fees.
He is in bay area.
Also any idea how much does an optometrist charge
for the above.
posted by tom123
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Today's eye exam for this 40-something woman (a multifocal contact lenses wearer) showed a slight improvement in myopia versus what another optometrist recorded two years ago. My new optometrist was very thorough, caught some retinal thinning and other issues my previous optometrist had missed, and just seemed very sharp and trustworthy. But should I worry about the decreased myopia values and get my eyes checked again? [more inside]
posted by rosemere
on Nov 22, 2007 -
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Jun 27, 2007 -
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 -
I'm looking for a recommendation for an eye doctor/ contact lens specialist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I wear gas-permeable lenses and need a new prescription and lenses. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by airguitar2
on Apr 17, 2007 -
Help me identify these contact lenses, allegedly Cooper Vision Frequency One Dailies! [more inside]
posted by ajbw
on Jun 16, 2006 -
When shopping around for an optometrist, is it better to go to a solo practitioner, or a national chain (i.e. Pearle Vision, LensCrafters)? Which do you prefer, and why?
posted by invisible ink
on Dec 1, 2005 -
What would be the ethical issues surrounding dating one's optometrist? I realize that dating one's doctor would be against their professional practice codes but an optometrist seems like a less clear case. The O.D. Ethics guide
does not address the question at all. I can't easily change optometrists as I live in a small city and she is the only one qualified to fit lenses for my rare corneal disease - I need new lenses every six months or so.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 28, 2004 -