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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert the lens into it?

Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert the lens into it?

Unlikely: An optician will make your glasses for you. If you have a frame you love, you can have new lenses inserted into it. But lenses are fabricated by using the old lens already in the frame as a template to cut the new lens to fit. If you just have a frame, it is very complex to put a lens in with the proper fit and most optical shops will not do this. ...Read more

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Optometrists or doctors of optometry are primary eye care providers along with ophthalmologists. They can prescribe glasses and contacts and diagnose and treat various medical eye conditions. They cannot perform surgery on the eye, only ...Read more


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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

Usually yes: If the frame is not damaged and has a contemporary design, then usually lenses would be able to be cut by the optician to fit the frames. There are some older frames where it can be very difficult to fit lenses. ...Read more

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Are optometrists able to tell what my contact lens prescription are by just looking at your glasses?

Are optometrists able to tell what my contact lens prescription are by just looking at your glasses?

No: Fitting of contact lenses involves more than just the power of your corrective lenses. The corneal curvature, size of your cornea and general health of the anterior surface of your eye are taken into consideration. How your eye tolerates a specific contact lens is determined during the followup phase of your fitting. ...Read more

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If you buy reading glasses at a normal store, can your optometrists change the lenses in them?

If you buy reading glasses at a normal store, can your optometrists change the lenses in them?

Probably not: Otc eye wear is for convenience. The quality of the eye wear is not the same. You eye care professional may advise you to simply continue with otc glasses but may prescribe you glasses that are more correct for you, better quality and more acceptable. If you are over 40 and just need readers, otc's are probably what you need. If in doubt, see your eye care professional. Picture clearer? ...Read more

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When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

When going to a eye specialist to have an eyeglasses made, is it possible to bring my own eyeglass frame to use?

Yes: Yes, in my practice we need to inspect them and then have the client release liability for the frame and any possible defects that we can not detect but if the frames are in adequate shape we will agree to place lenses in them for you. Some dispensaries will not let you use your own frames. They do not know the contdition of them and do not want the responsability if they break, and lost income. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Is it advisable to purchase eyeglasses frames at one store and get lenses at another place?

Yes: The second store will probably not be thrilled about this but they will put the lenses in based upon your up to date prescription. Why not get the whole thing in one place? ...Read more

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I bought new frames, but I'm wondering if I can take them to the optometrist and for them to put new lenses in, since I'm also getting an eye exam.

I bought new frames, but I'm wondering if I can take them to the optometrist and for them to put new lenses in, since I'm also getting an eye exam.

Usually: Most will accomodate you and provide new lenses to put in your frames that you like. A few hold out for the additional profit of supplying you the frame as well. Find an optician who will do this by shopping around. ...Read more

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One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them. Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be. Is this harmful?

One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them.  Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be.  Is this harmful?

Bent glasses: no it is not harmful Your vision however may not be as sharp because the actual strength of the glasses also depends on vertex distance. Vertex distance is the distance from the surface of the eye/ cornea to the prescription lens ...Read more

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