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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

What's the expert opinion, could the frame angle of original wayfarer optical eyeglasses really affect the eye vision?

Only if prescription: Prescriptions glasses, if tilted, will have a different effective power than intended. This will give poorer vision. It is part of an opticians job to fit you properly with the correct amount of tilt. ...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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How often should I get my eyes checked? My insurance covers glasses every 2 years, but i like my frames so i haven't thought about getting my eyes checked in over 7 years. I only use my glasses when my eyes are fatigued (maybe once a month).

How often should I get my eyes checked? My insurance covers glasses every 2 years, but i like my frames so i haven't thought about getting my eyes checked in over 7 years.  I only use my glasses when my eyes are fatigued (maybe once a month).

Eye exams: The recommended frequency of eye examination depends on patient age and ocular comorbidities. For young patients without eye disease or prescription, examination can be performed every 3-5 years. For older patients with eye disease or significant prescription, exams may be needed every year or even more often. ...Read more

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I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?

Not harmful: The distance from the eye to the lens has some effect on the actual power of the glasses, but this is only significant if the power of the glasses is high. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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