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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Yes: Yes as long as you have the prescription - you could have it filled by any optometrist. Are you asking about frames?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?See 1 more doctor answer
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.
With trail frame, I saw everything perfect, but when I got glasses, I see blurry on the sides, if I don't look at the center. I use spherical lenses.
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?
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.
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?
Any optical: Any optical store can do this for you.
Glasses -yes: Opticians take an ophthalmologist's prescription and make lenses to fit in your choice of eyeglass frames. In a few jurisdictions they can prescribe and fit contacts but most cannot do this. In many areas they can take a prescription for contacts and apply them to the eye, or sell the lenses based solely on that prescription.
Yes: They can examine eyes and prescribe the correct lens strength for your old eyeglasses.
Talk to them: They may be able to accommodate you.
Sure: And some pilots aren't great at landing airplanes. Every profession has different degrees of skill amongst the people in it.
Lensometer: This measures the strength of your current glasses.
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.
Have 2 diff. Glasses- near and far glasses. Near vision getting just as bad as far vision. Optometrist says too young (20yr) for bifocals. Presbyopia?
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