question about reading glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by RichD, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. RichD

    RichD Guest

    I recently got an updated vison prescription. It has 2 parts:
    the myopic correction, ~3 in each eye; and a reading
    prescription (my first), +1.


    Now, my question is: can I purchase one of those
    Dean Edell spectacles, off the rack, instead of
    through an optometrist? Or does my myopia
    preclude that, for some reason?
     
    RichD, Aug 31, 2006
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  2. RichD

    Ace Guest



    I am -4.5 and take my glasses off to read and eat. I have a -3.25 pair
    for the computer. I have thought about bifocals but I like my way
    better.
     
    Ace, Sep 1, 2006
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  3. RichD

    serebel Guest


    Ace is retarded and should not be taken for an adult. He spams all
    over the web presenting himself as an expert on all things.
     
    serebel, Sep 1, 2006
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  4. RichD

    Ace Guest


    I think people will take me more seriously than you. I offered my own 2
    cents on my myopia and taking my glasses off for reading. The OP can do
    the same.
     
    Ace, Sep 1, 2006
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  5. RichD

    serebel Guest


    Oh yeah, your two cents are equal to your two IQ points.
     
    serebel, Sep 1, 2006
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  6. RichD

    otisbrown Guest

    otisbrown, Sep 1, 2006
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  7. RichD

    RichD Guest

    I see. How can I (or the optician) tell which is which?
    Is it understood, as conventional?

    Od course, I should have thought of this during the exam...

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    RichD, Sep 1, 2006
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  8. What I'm guessing is your Rx, written conventionally, would be

    R. -3.00
    L. -3.00

    ADD
    R. +1.00
    L. +1.00

    This is understood by everyone in the industry to be -3.00 at distance
    and -2.00 at near (the arithmetic sum of the two).

    Written as two separate Rxs, there would be no "add" and the near Rx
    would simply be

    R. -2.00
    L. -2.00

    or if you really needed a +4.00 add like your post almost suggests,

    R. +1.00
    L. +1.00

    and the combo (multifocal) Rx would have been written as the first one
    above with +4.00 in place of the +1.00s.

    clear as mud?

    w.stacy, o.d.
     
    William Stacy, Sep 2, 2006
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  9. RichD

    RichD Guest

    Thanks.
    Looks playable...
     
    RichD, Sep 3, 2006
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  10. RichD

    RichD Guest

    I'm not sure. My prescription doesn't read "add",
    just the +1 in the read section. So does that really
    mean -2, with an implied add? Jeezus, why is this
    so complicated and murky?
    [/QUOTE]
     
    RichD, Sep 3, 2006
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  11. RichD

    RichD Guest

    I also tried a set of off the shelf spectacles, marked
    as +1, which had no effect, so that doesn't look like the answer...
     
    RichD, Sep 3, 2006
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  12. RichD

    RichD Guest

    I'm not looking for bifocals.

    I do now remove my spex for reading, but the optometrist
    recommended that reading glasses would be more comfortable.
     
    RichD, Sep 3, 2006
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