I just received a bill from my standard annual eye exam. There are two charges on it: EP Comprehensive Exam, and Exam Refraction. It looks like the comprehensive exam was submitted to my insurance (and fully covered), but the refraction wasn't submitted at all. What's going on? [more inside]
What is the risk of retinal damage if a patient leaves an optometrist after having their eyes dilated and does not wear sunglasses? Conditions like snow blindness are damage to the cornea, but what is the risk of damage that can be done to the retina? [more inside]
I am in my late 30s and have always been nearsighted/myopic. My prescription is -7.25 with (I am told a lot of) astigmatism. My vision is starting to change...I can see bifocals on the distant horizon. [more inside]
I just came back from the optometrist and my gut is telling me I'm being taken for a little bit of a ride. I know YANMD, but hopefully someone can back up or refute what happened. [more inside]
Is it possible to become slightly nearsighted in your early 20s? [more inside]
One of my rigid gas permeable contact lenses just broke. I would like to get it replaced (and should probably get an eye exam while I'm about it, so no internet-only options, please). Does anyone have a recommendation for a good optometrist in NYC who will do this and who won't try to persuade me to switch to soft lenses?
I just had my eye sight tested by an optometrist. He did the standard eye health screening. My eye pressure was "high-normal" and when he looked at my optic nerve, he said that it was 45% "carved out" suggesting that even though my pressure was in the normal range, I might have some progression toward glaucoma. He wants me to have more tests done, including photographs of my optic nerve, to establish a baseline against which my optic nerve could be compared to in the future. I'm fine getting the tests. But should they be done by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist? [more inside]
I've been putting this off for too long, so it's time to see an optometrist. Ideally in the inner east side, or around Portland State. Thanks!
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]
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]
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.
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?
How do automatic optometric machines work? Why don't U.S. optometrists use them (or why do they do a manual followup?) [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Can anyone recommend a good, central or west-end Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist?
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]
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?
Is the LensCrafters O.D. prescription screwed up or do I just not understand something? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How can I learn to tolerate glaucoma tests? [more inside]
What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a reasonably priced optometrist/optician in the Dallas/DFW area?
Help me find a good eye doctor in Brooklyn or Manhattan. [more inside]
Can an astigmatism suddenly go away or did I get a poor eye exam? Details within. [more inside]
Help me find an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah. [more inside]
Recomend an optometrist in Chicago pleasee. [more inside]
Does this glasses prescription even make sense? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can anyone recommend an optometrist in Columbus, Ohio? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What did the optometrist use to make my vision so much better, and how does it work? [more inside]
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]
Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY [more inside]
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.
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]
Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
Need to find a *cheap* Optometrist/Ophthalmologist in Chicago. [more inside]
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
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?")
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!
I have neurocardiogenic syncope and my eyes are going. What should I do? [more inside]
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