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Figuring out whether my new progressive glasses are good enough

I'm getting my first pair of progressive glasses. I decided to go with Warby Parker rather than getting lenses from my local eye doctor because my doctor charged twice as much as Warby and I could not afford it. This is despite warnings from my doctor that progressive lenses must be measured in person. How will I know if the Warby Parker lenses aren't good enough? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Nov 19, 2014 - 16 answers

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

Where to get vintage frames set with prescription lenses in DC

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 - 1 answer

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

Eye examination without vision insurance.

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 - 33 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

Please help me find a good Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist

Can anyone recommend a good, central or west-end Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist?
posted by orange swan on Oct 1, 2012 - 6 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

OD. vs. MD for eyeglasses?

Is the LensCrafters O.D. prescription screwed up or do I just not understand something? [more inside]
posted by Kahomono on Sep 4, 2011 - 6 answers

21st Century Optometry & Eyeglasses?

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 - 6 answers

My optometrist is easy on the eyes. Crap.

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 - 8 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

Fear of the glaucoma test

How can I learn to tolerate glaucoma tests? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 23, 2011 - 33 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

Recommend Optician in Dallas

Can someone recommend a reasonably priced optometrist/optician in the Dallas/DFW area?
posted by naveed on Oct 26, 2010 - 4 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

Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam?

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 - 18 answers

Looking for an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah.

Help me find an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah. [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Aug 13, 2010 - 3 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

I've been wearing my pink prescription sunglasses for two months now since my regular glasses are scratched up.

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 - 5 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

Help a massive sissy get contact lenses

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 - 35 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

What tool did the optometrist use?

What did the optometrist use to make my vision so much better, and how does it work? [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Mar 3, 2009 - 9 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

Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY

Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY [more inside]
posted by randomdeanna on Mar 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Need recommendation for a discount optometrist in Bay area

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. Thanks.
posted by tom123 on Dec 24, 2007 - 15 answers

Myopia reduction with age?

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 - 10 answers

Just a bit short of x-ray vision...

Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Need a couple doctors in Baltimore, MD

Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 answers

Optometrist recommendation in Chicago, IL

Need to find a *cheap* Optometrist/Ophthalmologist in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jul 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC?

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 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

Contact Lenses in Twin Cities?

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 - 1 answer

I'm Going Blind and Blacking Out. Please Advise!

I have neurocardiogenic syncope and my eyes are going. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by feloniousmonk on Sep 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Do I need glasses?

Am I farsighted, or Should I Visit the Optometrist? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Sep 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Mystery Contact Lenses

Help me identify these contact lenses, allegedly Cooper Vision Frequency One Dailies! [more inside]
posted by ajbw on Jun 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Optometrists- big chains or solo practitioner?

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? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Dec 1, 2005 - 15 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

Buying new eyeglasses... lots of questions

Multi-part question about eyeglasses and eye tests... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 7, 2005 - 23 answers

Should I date my optometrist?

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 - 8 answers

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