possible to get contacts with 14 months old prescription?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Visa Inquirer, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. I used contacts for one year.

    Now when I tried to order them online for another year
    web-site asked me to give them phone number of the doctor
    who wrote a prescription. They faxed the doctor and he
    surely said that prescription is correct but expired.

    Of course doctor wants business.

    But I know for sure that my vision didn't change.
    I understand optics very well and can actually
    measure any deviations myself pretty well.

    So is there a way around prescription in California?
    Any places I can buy new contacts w/out adding
    to the doctor's bottom line?

    Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
    Visa Inquirer, Nov 21, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Visa,

    What is your current prescription?
    otisbrown, Nov 21, 2007
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    A patient is taking medication for hypertension, and self-monitors
    their blood pressure. Despite the fact that everything seems fine,
    medication runs out at the end of the year. What are the odds that
    the doctor will authorize more refills without seeing the patient

    Contact lenses are medical devices. Recently, colored lenses were re-
    classified from cosmetic to medical devices as a result of many eye
    injuries. Why wouldn't you want your doctor to see you on an annual
    basis? Or, do you think that eye doctors are unnecessary? Also, you
    assume that you are contributing to the doctor's bottom line, when in
    fact you are only contributing to his top line. Insurance may pay so
    little for the exam that it doesn't cover the expense of seeing the
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 21, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I don't blame the doctor. The doctor can't afford this. My OD showed a
    prospective patient the door. The patient wanted to pay, but he boasted
    that he never followed instructions. My OD couldn't afford this
    patient. If he went blind while under the care of this doctor, the
    doctor could well be sued. Who will the jury believe? The patient who
    went blind while under the care of the doctor, or the doctor who claims
    he advised the patient that he was risking his eyesight by not following
    Dan Abel, Nov 21, 2007
  5. my prescription R: -4.0 -0.75(thoric) 180 degrees L: -3.5
    -0.75(thoric) 20 degrees
    Visa Inquirer, Nov 21, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Please don't answer posts from Otis Brown, he is a moron who can be
    of no help to you whatsoever.
    Guest, Nov 22, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Visa,

    If you are in the USA, then perhaps it is not "legal" to buy your own
    contact lenses. If you think there is a "risk" then by all means
    go to your OD and get another exam. If it were 12 months, then
    you could order them here.


    In other coutries it is probably not against the "law" to order these
    contact lenses.

    The choice is yours.
    otisbrown, Nov 22, 2007
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    Dr Judy Guest

    Besides checking refraction and contact lens power, your doctor will
    check the health of your cornea and lids. Your doctor is legally
    responsible any adverse health effects the contacts cause if he
    prescribes them. He must check that the contacts have not caused
    adverse health effects during the year of wear before he prescribes
    them again.

    Contact lens sellers are legally required to ensure that a valid
    prescription exists for any lenses they sell.
    Only if you find a supplier out of country who is willing to risk
    shipping to a US address; legal requirements regarding valid
    prescriptions apply to lenses sold to US residents, no matter where
    the sale originates.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Nov 22, 2007
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    CatmanX Guest

    Why can't you get an eye test? I just love the twits that think they
    know more than me. What is really funny is when they come in screaming
    and whining that they have sore eyes from CL wear and I have to tell
    them to stop wearing lenses for a few months.

    The whole point is to make sure everything is ansd stays OK you fool.
    There are a lot more things that can go wrong than you think and many
    of these are detectable by me and my colleagues well before such
    knowledgable entities such as yourself are aware of it.

    The only problem here is that you are a cheapskate.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Nov 22, 2007
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