Two Eyeglass Prescr's: How Different ?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Robert11, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest


    Have recently seen two Opthamologists, who, as part of their normal office
    routine, have their assistant
    (not an Optometrist) give an eye exam for glasses.

    Have two separate prescriptions, therefore, and they seem different enough
    for me to wonder about.

    No. 1:


    OD -2.25 -1.50 014
    OS -1.75 -1.50 180


    OD +2.75
    OS +2.75

    And the second exam gave -

    OD -1.75 -1.25 x15
    OS -1.25 -1.25 x180

    Both of these are for distance use.

    I am not familiar with their terminology.

    How different are these two prescr's ?

    Should I go for a third exam with a true Optometrist ?

    Robert11, Sep 30, 2005
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  2. Robert11

    Mark A Guest

    The first Rx is for bi-focals, or progressives (no line bifocals).

    The second Rx is single vision.

    If the person who gave the exam is not a licensed optometrist, then I would
    go to one to get an exam. I would not rely on a Rx from an Ophthalmologist
    either, even if they personally did the exam (they don't get as much
    education or experiences in giving exams as a optometrist does). A brain
    surgeon may be more intelligent than a pediatrician, but the brain surgeon
    my not know the best way to treat an ear infection in a child.
    Mark A, Oct 1, 2005
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  3. Robert11

    Quick Guest

    It's because they can tune up their brains any time and
    keep them in top working order -:)

    I think it's more a figure of speach. Kind of like saying
    "It doesn't take a rocket scientist..." implying that rocket
    scientists are like brain surgeons or something when they
    are just scientists like other scientists.

    Quick, Oct 1, 2005
  4. Robert11

    Mark A Guest

    I said "may be."
    Mark A, Oct 1, 2005
  5. Robert11

    Mark A Guest

    You have serious paranoia problems.
    Mark A, Oct 1, 2005
  6. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest

    Hi all,

    Interesting reading, but does anyone perhaps have any opinions on my
    original question re how different these prescr's are ?

    Robert11, Oct 2, 2005
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