Prescription or over the counter reading glasses?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Papa, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Papa

    Papa Guest

    Booth eyes are different as far a strength needed so how could I get a
    pair of reading glasses over the counter that would not harm my eyes?
    I hate spending the money for new glasses at the doctor.
    Papa, Aug 28, 2004
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  2. Papa

    LarryDoc Guest

    Assuming for sake of discussion that the right eye needs +2 and the left
    +3. You could buy one pair of +2 and one of +3. Take out the left +3
    from one pair and the left +2 from the other. Put the left +3 in the
    frame you from which you removed the +2. Now you have one pair which is
    correct, one frame and two lenses to toss into the trash.

    Worth the hassle?

    Do you have astigmatism as part of your correction? You can't buy that
    prescription pre-made. How much value to place on being able to see
    clearly and comfortably up close? Let's say proper glasses last one
    year. Is it worth, say 50 cents (or whatever your currency) per day? How
    about 25 cents?


    Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
    Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

    The Eyecare Connection
    larrydoc at eye-care-contacts dot com (remove -)
    LarryDoc, Aug 28, 2004
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  3. If your two eyes are different, you will not be able to find over the
    counter glasses. Your best bet is to get a full examination, and wear
    glasses that are specific to your needs. Avoid the designer frames if
    you are looking to save some money

    Dr. Ted Roxan
    Dr. Jay Stockman, Aug 28, 2004
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