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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

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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 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