Is Lenscrafters overprescribing minus lenses?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. AsianMale

    AsianMale Guest

    Everytime I went to Lenscrafters, they said my eyes got really bad and
    that I had astigmatism or my astigmatism got worse, when actually I had
    not noticed much change. Recently I have noticed that the left side is
    much stronger than the right. I once had a weak pair of glasses. Then
    I put on the strong glasses they gave me. Now when I put on my weak
    pair of glasses i notice that my left eye is much more blurry than the
    right eye. This leads me to believe that my left eye is being
    overprescribed, and that they just make our eyes different
    prescriptions to try to trick us that they know what they are doing by
    giving us different Rx's for different eyes. This conclusion sickens
    me. When I first went to Lenscrafters they didn't even tell me that I
    was getting glasses. They didn't even treat me human. I didn't have
    any control over myopia. They kept me in the dark. Instead they
    talked to my parents, and showed my parents my Rx, instead of me.
    Lenscrafters suck.
    AsianMale, Jun 5, 2005
  2. Then why are you going back there?
    Rich Greenberg, Jun 5, 2005
  3. He's just a crossposting troll.
    David Johnston, Jun 5, 2005
  4. AsianMale

    RichA Guest

    A few years back, an optical lab did a study of places like
    Lenscrafters and others that did cut-rate eyeglass production.
    They found that 9/10 lenses produced by them were significantly
    out of "spec." Not good for the eyes, I'm sure.
    RichA, Jun 5, 2005
  5. AsianMale

    Dan Abel Guest

    Life *does* suck when you are 16. Trust me, I tried it, for a whole
    year. If you are in most states in the US (maybe all), it's what they
    call "the law". The law says that your parents are in charge until you
    turn 18 at which point you can do whatever you want, including paying for
    everything (which your parents are required to do "by law" until then) and
    getting kicked out of the house for doing whatever you want. Businesses
    talk to the parents because they are the ones in charge and paying. If
    they are smart they will keep you happy also, but mostly they have to make
    your parents happy to keep them as customers. If your parents are smart,
    they will listen to you and try their best to do what you want. After
    all, in two short years you will be an adult and on your own. One does
    not train somebody on how to be a responsible adult without gradually
    shifting responsibility over to them.
    Dan Abel, Jun 5, 2005
  6. AsianMale

    lucy Guest

    This group is getting as nasty as some of the others of late. The OP
    referred to his parents in his post. He looks like a typical teenager just
    wanting to vent about a bad experience that he probably had no control over.
    Don't any of you remember what it was like when your parents made decisions
    for you, even if you disagreed?
    Cross posting is "wrong" and does get people treated like shit when they do
    it. So I'm sure to some this justifies their treatment of people.
    AsianMale, I've been to Lens Crafters a couple of times too, and they have
    said my left eye is weaker as well. Your post made me wonder.. and now I'm
    going to go to another optometrist, and find out what the deal is.
    Thanks for sharing,
    lucy, Jun 5, 2005
  7. Interesting how you can defend someone who cross-posts to so many
    UNRELATED newsgroups...which should have been the CLUE that AsianMale
    was a troll.

    To the best of my knowledge, Lenscrafters doesn't even do eye exams.
    Robert Morien, Jun 5, 2005
  8. AsianMale

    bicycle Guest

    It's not just the cross-posting Lucy, it's crap like this that
    "AsianMale" has posted, or rather trolled:

    "i saw this hot latina girl and i was getting boners in class. I
    squeezed one off in the public bathroom. It took long and I was
    standing up, and couldn't really relax because people kept using the
    bathroom. When I was done my thumb muscle in my palm felt like it had
    ran 5 miles and hadn't taken a break. It felt oxygen deprived for like
    30 minutes. This is not a joke. Now there is a giant bulging vein and
    it will never go away. It does not look like the other hand. When I
    do handstands 5 minutes later there is a pulsating pain that is in my
    hand when I squeeze the thumb and index fingers together...

    Please note that I masturbated NONSTOP without REST of my hand, only
    when I was done did I notice the pain and bulging vein on my palm.
    Masturbation is DANGEROUS!"

    No wonder he has vision problems!
    bicycle, Jun 5, 2005
  9. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Your surety is completely irrelevant.

    Its unlikely to matter much with normal glasses when
    they are always out of spec a bit after they have been
    used for a while, before the next prescription.
    Rod Speed, Jun 5, 2005
  10. AsianMale

    Beeblebrox Guest

    Beeblebrox, Jun 5, 2005
  11. AsianMale

    qiuser Guest

    Naw. I've never been to Lenscrafters either and though I'm right
    handed, my left eye is dominant, the right is slightly weaker (or
    astigmatic and it's usually been corrected by a slightly stronger
    prescription for that eye).

    qiuser, Jun 5, 2005
  12. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    Why is this posted in

    It has no place there.

    Please put it back where it belongs.


    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
  13. AsianMale

    JonL Guest

    Interesting.....I'm lefthanded & my right eye is weaker.

    Think I'll stay away from CraftyLens. They don't hire craftsmen to do
    the actual grinding. They use unskilled minimum wage labor.
    JonL, Jun 5, 2005
  14. AsianMale

    George Guest

    There are other reasons beside power that lenses can be out of spec. A
    lens can also be out of spec because of optical flaws. The big box
    optical stores usually use the cheapest lab they can find and often
    suggest plastic lenses because they are cheaper to buy. Plastic lenses
    require very tight process temperature control or they will warp. A
    warped lens causes distortion and uneven correction.

    And the worst part is that the stores will try to tell you that the
    lenses are OK if you have a problem. My buddys wife got an exam and a
    new pair of glasses from a big box store. She complained that her vision
    wasn't right and she was getting headaches. The big box place told her
    that the lenses were OK and she needed to "adjust" to them. I gave the
    glasses to a friend who could check them where he worked. He said the
    lenses were warped. My buddys wife called the store asking for a
    complete refund. They refused until she mentioned that she had the
    glasses checked and it was found that the lenses were flawed.
    George, Jun 5, 2005
  15. AsianMale

    Meifumado Guest

    Do gay people or Nazis have worse eyesight?
    Meifumado, Jun 5, 2005
  16. AsianMale

    PaPaPeng Guest

    I can see quite well with glasses which I need only for driving and
    seeing movies, although not to the sharp detail claimed by some eagle
    eyes. I can read or thread a needle without glasses. Thus I had
    always refused to let them increase my prescription for more than 25
    years. I am till using my glasses from that period. My son
    complains my glasses really date me and I finally relented to get a
    pair of more modern ones. Got my eyes tested at the same time. Know
    what? My distance vison (I'm moderately shortsighted) had improved
    (reduced) by a degree and my near vision is normal. I believe if I
    had let them increase my prescription everytime I saw them I would be
    wearing coke bottle bottoms for glasses now.
    PaPaPeng, Jun 5, 2005
  17. AsianMale

    Mark A Guest

    The optometrist that is next door to a Lenscrafters (appears to be inside
    Lenscrafters, but they must also have a separate outside door) is not
    technically part of Lenscrafters. They are an independent optometrist that
    rents space from Lenscrafters. You can go to that optometrist and get lenses
    some place else, or go to a different optometrist for the Rx and get your
    lenses at Lenscrafters.
    Mark A, Jun 6, 2005
  18. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    More fool you.
    Rod Speed, Jun 6, 2005
  19. AsianMale

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Jun 6, 2005
  20. AsianMale

    marks542004 Guest

    It is fairly normal for the prescription to be slightly different for
    each eye.

    If your new prescription is much different than your old one you should
    ask the optometrist for a recheck. Thay go primarily from what you
    tell them when they use the test lenses.

    If your new lenses seem much stronger than the old ones , despite a
    similar prescription you should get them checked. Most optometrists
    will test the lenses at no charge. (at least in my area)

    It is also fairly normal for the Doctor, optometrist etc to talk to the
    parent if the patient is underage.

    If you have acute vision problems you should be consulting an
    opthemologist (medically trained eye specialist) rather than a simple

    In my experiance Lenscrafters was very good about retesting my vision
    (at no charge) and correcting the lenses when I had problems with the
    new glasses.
    marks542004, Jun 6, 2005
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