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If you buy reading glasses at a normal store, can your optometrists change the lenses in them?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Otc eye wear is for convenience.
The quality of the eye wear is not the same. You eye care professional may advise you to simply continue with otc glasses but may prescribe you glasses that are more correct for you, better quality and more acceptable. If you are over 40 and just need readers, otc's are probably what you need. If in doubt, see your eye care professional. Picture clearer?

In brief: Probably not
Otc eye wear is for convenience.
The quality of the eye wear is not the same. You eye care professional may advise you to simply continue with otc glasses but may prescribe you glasses that are more correct for you, better quality and more acceptable. If you are over 40 and just need readers, otc's are probably what you need. If in doubt, see your eye care professional. Picture clearer?
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OTC glasses not bad
The quality of the optics in over the counter reading glasses is not bad.
A consumer report test was done to prove this point. The quality and style of the frames is not good but you are only spending about $10. Try the glasses on at the store, walk around, read labels, and if it suits your near visual needs, you will do no harm to your eyes and save your wallet.

In brief: OTC glasses not bad
The quality of the optics in over the counter reading glasses is not bad.
A consumer report test was done to prove this point. The quality and style of the frames is not good but you are only spending about $10. Try the glasses on at the store, walk around, read labels, and if it suits your near visual needs, you will do no harm to your eyes and save your wallet.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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