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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Unclear: You will need a proper prescription (best from an ophthalmologist), to order glasses on line. An optometrist is unlikely to to check them after you obtain them although ophthalmologists are more generous in this respect since they are not threatened by online prescriptive glasses.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can I buy prescription glasses online if I go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: There are sites through which you can order eyeglasses, some at amazingly low prices. You will need to supply the prescription + a term called the pd which is the distance between your eyes so the eyeglasses can be optically centered. Most ophthalmologists are happy to supply this information since they are interesting in eye disease and surgery. Optoms may resist this since eyeglasses= income.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2018

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