Based on the results of my near-6-year-old's kindergarten eye exam, and watching the followup, I expect he may be diagnosed with convergence insufficiency and we may be recommended to do vision therapy. I'm interested in hearing about people's experiences, and in any information that may help me evaluate whatever I'm told at the upcoming meeting to discuss the results of the exams. [more inside]
Being a stay-at-home parent of a five month old, going to the optometrist for an eye exam is a bit of an inconvenience. My vision has not changed in ten years. Are there any online sources that don't require you to have a current prescription? Bonus points if prices are comparable to Vision Direct, 1-800-contacts, etc.
I can't tell if this doctor is just a jerk, or if they committed a legitimate violation. [more inside]
After 35+ years of spectacle wearing I've decided to give contacts a go. So at my latest optometry visit I asked the specialist about it and she said it was possible. However It seems that, here in Turkey at least, I am not able to get a lens strong enough for my left eye. So the specialist has written two different prescriptions. [more inside]
Anyone had any good experiences with an optometrist in Seattle that accepts Washington Apple Health? [more inside]
Help interpreting glasses prescription. [more inside]
YANM eye doctor. I got a screening from UC Berkeley's eye clinic last year and was okayed for LASIK, but haven't gone through with it yet. During this year's routine eye exam, they finally diagnosed me with dry eye syndrome. Since LASIK can also cause permanent dry eye, is it still relatively safe for me to get? [more inside]
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]
This is a follow-up to a question I asked two weeks ago. There's still no resolution - replacement eyeglasses are just as bad. [more inside]
Daughter's optometrist is pushing behavioral optometry testing and treatment. It sounded legit when she was discussing it with me, but the handout is setting off alarm bells, and Googling it isn't any more reassuring. Does anybody have any experience with/knowledge of this type of testing and treatment? Is the optometrist pushing alternative medicine at me? [more inside]
I'm a new contact-lense wearer. A couple of weeks ago, I got the Acuvue Moist daily contact lenses from an optometrist. I was told to wear them daily for a week to get used to them. I wore them for about 4 days (5 hours/day) and then I quit wearing them because I had to do a lot of driving on those days and the contact lenses made my eyes feel dry and uncomfortable. So now I'm trying to wear them again but they still feel as uncomfortable as they did when I first began wearing them. I don't have blurry vision when wearing them. They just feel uncomfortable and I know that they are in my eyes. I don't know if it's because I'm still not used to them or that my eyes just can't handle contact lenses. How long did it take you to get used to your contact lenses at first and how did it feel for you?
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.
What are some available resources for low-income adult children of undocumented immigrants to help with severe vision problems specifically in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
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?
I use the computer for 16-18 hours a day becasue I have a online business and I have noticed my vision worsening since doing this. I really don't want glasses and have seen a eye doctor who said I don't absolutely need glasses my vision is 20/25 I think he said. I used to have better vision before I spent so much time on the computer. I'm wondering if there any any "techniques" used by OSHA or anything to prevent eyestrain or vision deterioration from excessive computer use .
Does anyone have experience with vision therapy? I have difficulty focusing both eyes at the same time, and I have been told by optometrists that I basically just have to live with this. But I recently read about vision therapy, which seems promising. If you have gone through it, did it work, and was it worth the time and expense? [more inside]
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 can't find a job in my industry now for four months, which has pushed me to limits of madness. I am kind of tired of my chosen industry, and I have been considering going back to school to utilize my skills as a Lighting expert to get a degree in Optometry. I have a wife who can work, but her training is Canadian and her monthly tops off at around $1500. Is it possible to go back to school for 4 years and live as a 35 year old? Where should I start? [more inside]
Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [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]
Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
How can I find an excellent optometrist in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
I want to order prescription sunglasses online. Looking at Zenni Optical right now. The frames I like seem to have a minimum PD of 64. Mine is 62. How much difference does a couple digits make? Can I order 64s and have them be usable for driving? Or do I need to pick different frames? [more inside]
How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years? [more inside]
Attention glasses/contacts wearers! Do you have a major difference in the prescription between one eye and the other, aka anisometropia? Have you found any benefit from iseikonic lenses? [more inside]
Help me read my contact lens prescription. [more inside]
I think the optometrist gave me a bad eyeglasses prescription. Should I have to pay for getting my lens corrected?
I think the optometrist gave me a bad eyeglasses prescription. Should I have to pay to get my prescription updated or the lens corrected? [more inside]
What was the machine used at my eye exam instead pupil dilation? [more inside]
Have there been any significant advances in the world of contact lenses in the last 5-7 years? [more inside]
What's up with monocles? Were they an affectation, or did people used to have vision problems in just one eye? Were you supposed to close one eye if you wanted better vision? I would expect having one eye with corrected vision and one without to give you a headache.
Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
Should I get glasses? My eyes have been bothering me as of late -- light sensitivity, eyelid flutters -- so I went to an optometrist and got checked out. I am very slightly nearsighted, with a slight astigmatism -- should I drop the cash for glasses? [more inside]
Am I farsighted, or Should I Visit the Optometrist? [more inside]
Can I correct my vision by wearing sign reversed contact lenses? [more inside]
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]
Who are the best optometrists in Vancouver? [more inside]
During a recent trip to the optometrist, I was told my nearsighted eyes had improved, and was given a new prescription, only to find the new specs left me blurry. [more inside]
Has anyone transitioned from rigid gas permeable contact lenses to glasses? Did your prescription stay stable? Why do glasses make me feel cross eyed and fuzzy headed compared to RGPs--do I just have to wait it out and get used to them, or was the prescription wrong? Can I wear RGPs part of the time and glasses part of the time? [NB: I've never gotten good answers on these questions from my eye doc.]
On my way home from work yesterday I noticed an ad for EyeSchool.com which claims that you can "get rid of your eyeglasses for life without laser, surgery or drugs and save thousands on laser costs!" [+] [more inside]
LASIK - I'd love to ditch both my glasses and contacts. Have any of you had the procedure performed? In particular, I'm wondering if you have experienced any adverse or unexpected effects, and how much it cost.