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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

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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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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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?

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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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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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