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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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Can I buy glasses frames and go to to the opticians for just lenses?

Can I buy glasses frames and go to to the opticians for just lenses?

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.

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How do I get eyeglasses from optometrists?

How do I get eyeglasses from optometrists?

Pay them: Optometrists are very happy to accept your money for their measurements for glasses and for the cost of the eyeglasses. So if you pay them, you can get your eyeglasses.

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Why are some optometrists bad at prescribing astigmatism glasses?

Why are some optometrists bad at prescribing astigmatism glasses?

Sure: And some pilots aren't great at landing airplanes. Every profession has different degrees of skill amongst the people in it.

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

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

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

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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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?

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?

Who is who in eyecar: Are you Hypermetropic? Write your Rx if you need a correct response. In Hypermetropia both near and far vision can change. Do you have astigmatism? Best advise see an Ophthalmologist. I wonder why you did not choose to go to an Ophthalmologist in the first place? Just asking.

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