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Buying pre-prescribed eyeglasses for nearsightedness, do I need a prescription?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case.
Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you.

In brief: Depends

Over the counter reading glasses assume both eyes are the same without astigmatic error. This is rarely the case.
Frames are also designed for the "average" face and cannot be custom fit to your interpupillary distance. That being sain, there is no harm in trying a pair to see if they work for you.
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