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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

New eyeglasses help - Act 2

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]
posted by dubious_dude on Aug 29, 2014 - 17 answers

Behavioral Optometry?

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]
posted by moira on Aug 20, 2014 - 14 answers

Contact-lense wearers: Is what I'm experiencing normal?

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?
posted by missybitsy on Jun 25, 2014 - 27 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

Available resources for Keratoconus

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]
posted by GregorWill on Jan 23, 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

How to prevent vision deterioration from excessive computer use

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 .
posted by john123357 on Sep 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Does vision therapy work, and is it worth it?

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]
posted by zadermatermorts on Sep 18, 2013 - 8 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

I want to go back to school for Medicine. I'm 35.

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]
posted by Snell's Constant on Jul 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Sharp eyes, sharp eye exam?

Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 17, 2012 - 12 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

Cheap/fast replacement glasses lenses near San Francisco?

Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I find an excellent optometrist in the SF Bay Area?

How can I find an excellent optometrist in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Can I wear these glasses with a slightly too-big PD?

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]
posted by gracedissolved on Mar 13, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years?

How can I start wearing glasses again after wearing contacts for years? [more inside]
posted by yayjenny on Oct 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Isekonia, you say 'wha?'

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]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 25, 2010 - 7 answers

My eyes, they are a-changin'

Help me read my contact lens prescription. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2010 - 3 answers

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]
posted by radiocontrolled on Mar 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Fancy new machine at my eye exam?

What was the machine used at my eye exam instead pupil dilation? [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on Aug 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Have Contact Lenses Improved Lately?

Have there been any significant advances in the world of contact lenses in the last 5-7 years? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

What's the point of a monocle?

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.
posted by bonecrusher on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 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

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I go to four eyes?

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]
posted by buddha9090 on Nov 22, 2006 - 13 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

Is this investment recoverable?

Can I correct my vision by wearing sign reversed contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Sep 11, 2006 - 19 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

My eyes are better...sort of.

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]
posted by frykitty on Feb 22, 2005 - 16 answers

New Contact Lenses

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.]
posted by insideout on Jan 25, 2005 - 13 answers

Is it truly possible to improve eyesight through eye exercise programs?

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]
posted by purephase on Dec 21, 2004 - 17 answers

LASIK

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.
posted by shoos on Sep 16, 2004 - 24 answers

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