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Can you get prescription glasses without a prescription?

Can you get prescription glasses without a prescription?

No.: Prescription glasses correct a specific persons specific refractive error and by definition requires a doctor to determine what the need is and write the proper prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

Where can I get non-prescription glasses?

Pharmacy: I assume that you have good distance vision and need glasses for reading and near work. Most pharmacies, and other retail outlets have racks of glasses that you can try before buying until you get the proper magnification for reading. These are inexpensive. Dollar stores have them for 1$ but they are a bit rickety. If you know your power need you can order them off the internet. ...Read more

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Can your eyesight get worse from wearing other's prescription glasses?

Can your eyesight get worse from wearing other's prescription glasses?

No.: While your eyesight will not get worse, you may experience eye strain and fatigue and not see as well. ...Read more

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If I wear prescription glasses and contacts, can I also get colored lenses?

If I wear prescription glasses and contacts, can I also get colored lenses?

Probably yes: Colored contact lenses are able to be fit on most patients. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If I don't wear my prescription glasses will my vision improve, get worse, or remain the same?

If I don't wear my prescription glasses will my vision improve, get worse, or remain the same?

Yes: Your vision will improve, get worse, or remain the same. Please forgive me, no disrespect is intended. These things are unpredictable. You'll be doing yourself a favor if you do wear your prescription rx's, and I hope that you will at least wear them when you are driving a motor vehicle. Many men will like the serious, thoughtful look that glasses give you; or you have a contact lens option. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old. I have been short sighted since I was a teenager. It is l-2.50 and r-3.25. I have used the same prescription glasses for years. Recently, I need to removemy glasses to read/use the pc. I have to get a new script. Why is my sight still ba

Presbyopia: You are experiencing what we all do beginning age 40-48 the human eye begins to loose the ability to focus. The cause is decrease in the function of the ciliary muscle this muscle attaches to the lens by the zonules and causes change in the thickness of the lens to allow focusing. If your glasses have been over an exam will reveal if you need reading (progressive addition or bifocal) glasses. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How come my eyes always get tired when I wear my prescription glasses?

Tired eyes: If it strictly occurs only with your glasses you may not have the correct corrective lenses and should have a refraction to verify this. ...Read more

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When you get new prescription glasses are your eyes suppose to feel like they wanna water?

When you get new prescription glasses are your eyes suppose to feel like they wanna water?

New glasses: When a patient receives a new glasses prescription, they may need some time to get adjusted to the new glasses. This includes a strained feeling in your eyes which could cause them to water. If the symptoms persist for more than a few days, then you should have the glasses checked to make sure the proper prescription was made then to the eye doctor to make sure the rx is correct. ...Read more

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How do doctors find out if you have cataracts? I have not been to the eye doctor in three years, and over that time I have become progressively more nearsighted. Now, my prescription glasses do not even seem to be helping me. I am afraid that I may be get

How do doctors find out if you have cataracts? I have not been to the eye doctor in three years, and over that time I have become progressively more nearsighted. Now, my prescription glasses do not even seem to be helping me. I am afraid that I may be get

Eye examination: The only way to know for sure whether your vision is affected by cataracts (or if you have them) is to have an eye exam. Your exam will also check your eyeglass prescription to see if this is all that is necessary to change. ...Read more

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What are the numbers on prescription glasses?

What are the numbers on prescription glasses?

The power: Generally an eyeglass rx is written as follows: first right eye (may be abbreviated as od) then left eye (os). The prescription for each eye is written as sphere cylinder (including axis) then add. Sphere is either a plus number - (far sighted) or minus (near sighted). Cylinder is correction of astigmatism - a distortion like a funhouse mirror. It has direction - hence the axis - or direction. ...Read more

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Can bad prescription glasses affect your mood?

Can bad prescription glasses affect your mood?

Bad mood glasses: If you have a bad glasses prescription, it causes blurred vision which can lead to headaches. Headaches make people unhappy and put you in a poor mood. ...Read more

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Is there a proper way to hold prescription glasses?

Yes: Try not to touch the lens, just the parts that cover the nose or ears. Do not lay them on a table with the lens touching the surface. Do not clean them with harsh products like paper towels. ...Read more

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Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Is wearing someone else's prescription glasses bad?

Notusually: Under the age of 9, wearing the wrong prescription might hinder the development of the visual system. Afer age 9, no harm, just blurred vision! ...Read more

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Top lenses or solution for high plus prescription glasses?

High index: Helps make lenses thinner, solution? To clean? Warm soap and water the best, dry with non scratch cloth. I like the sprays the optical stores have with soft cloth. ...Read more

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Why is one prescription glasses lens thicker than the other?

Why is one prescription glasses lens thicker than the other?

Different power: While many people have eyes that are close in optical needs, sometimes there is a moderate to big difference which will be reflected in a different thickness of the lenses. If you see well through each side, that might simply be your situation. If one of them is blurry, check with your ophthalmologist for a reason why this has happened. ...Read more

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How I have to buy special wipes to clean prescription glasses?

Not really: You can clean them with ordinary dish washing soap and a soft cloth. Microfiber cloth is terrific for doing it without the soap and you only need soap for a serious accumulation of dirt on the lenses. Specials wipes are overkill. ...Read more

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Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

Are prescription glasses or contacts the only fix for hyperopes?

No: Laser vision correction may be an option as well as phakic intraocular lenses. Speak to a refractive eye surgeon for more info. Have a great day! ...Read more

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What is best tint for prescription glasses for mostly indoor use?

Clear: Inddor situations have less light and any tint will diminish that light input. You might, depending upon your lifestyle and image projection, want a cosmetic tint with little change in the light input but of course that tint will remain for all circumstances in which you wear that eyeglass. But there is some advantage to using tint to be "cool". ...Read more

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If my prescription glasses don't feel right who do I see about it?

Whoever made them: I would first see whoever made the glasses to be sure they are made correctlly according to the prescription, centered properly on your eyes, positioned properly, have correct base curves, etc. If that doesn't give you the answer, I would go back to the doctor who prescribed them to check to see if the prescription is correct. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when I wear wrong prescription glasses?

Depends: Most people would have very blurred vision and some would get a headache or nauseated. If they are only a little off, then you may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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If someone has 1 lazy and doesn't wear their prescription glasses what are some effects they can experience?

Loss of use: If you do not use the prescription glasses, brain may tune out the lazy eye and gradually it may not provide useful function. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear prescription glasses while I'm sleep?

Is it ok to wear prescription glasses while I'm sleep?

Yes: Wearing glasses while you're asleep will not help or harm your eyes. Just make sure that you don't get poked in the eye inadvertently while you are sleeping! ...Read more

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How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

Many choices: This is a discussion to be had with your eye doctor. Usually, this discomfort will subside aas you become used to the new prescription. If not, you could consider not wearing glasses and wearing contacts instead or perhaps even laser vision correction. If these are not an option, changes in the material and shape of the glasses lens can sometimes help. ...Read more

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Prescription glasses, making things 3-d looking. How is this possible?

You can see!: Some of my patients have remarked to me on how prescription glasses allow them to see very well, including comments that they now see in hd or 3d. What they are observing is how great the eye can really see when given the proper correction. Wear your glasses and enjoy the good vision. ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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Will wearing prescription glasses mess up my normal vision?

Will wearing prescription glasses mess up my normal vision?

No: Assuming you don't need glasses, wearing someone elses glasses will just make your vision blurry and possibly give you a headache. It won't alter the shape of your eye causing a change in your vision. ...Read more