Comments on: 10 Things the Eye Doctor Might Not Tell You //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: Eric H //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-151 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:09:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-151 Wrong! Optometrist here. 5 years out of training. I treat just as many infections, red eyes, glaucoma, and non-routine stuff as I do glasses or contact lens patients. Legally mind you… I don’t know who wrote this foolishness, but it is very misleading and wrong.

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By: Marina //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-150 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:47:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-150 I have several pairs of glasses from my doctor and several from online. I only like one pair from my doctor and I am IN LOVE with two pairs I got online. I put my prescription in and I kept track of all the measurements of the glasses I got online. I returned two pairs I didn’t like. I learned that the height of the lens was not right for me and made a note of it. Now I know which ones I would like by reading the exact measurements of the glasses. I love being able to buy multiple pairs of glasses for the price of one at the doctor.

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By: Hobbes K //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-149 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:53:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-149 So many fear mongering optometrists/opticians in the comment section…

I’ve ordered several of my glasses online, saved thousands of dollars, and received the correct prescription glasses. How do I know the prescriptions are correct?

My dad is an ophthalmologist (read M.D.) and not only does he have equipment to check my glasses for accuracy, he gives me a second eye exam to be sure.

He makes his money from eye surgery. He does not care about peddling contacts or glasses.

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By: Getting Tired //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-148 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:12:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-148 What a load of rubbish disguised as bullshit! Obviously written by a shill for online glasses sellers, probably an ophthalmologist. Of course, ophthalmologists and optometrists are not the same; the former uses technicians to do the exams, the latter does the exam himself. Most eye MDs would rather just deal with surgical cases and let good optometrists near them handle all the rest. The days of optometrists being glorified lens grinders ended long ago.

Sure, you can save $10 and not get your lenses scratch-coated. In three months they will be useless, and, since uncoated lenses NEVER have warranties on them, you will spend more money on a new pair of lenses. If optometrists wanted to gouge patients on glasses sales, they would recommend uncoated lenses. I’ve never seen one who did.

As for buying glasses online, the stupidity of the public never seems to amaze me. If it’s online, it must be better! Try getting some service if/when something goes wrong. Most people would never buy a custom-fitted suit or dress online, but will buy custom-made durable medical equipment online. Stupid! Lastly, when you finish playing optician because you broke your glasses, don’t expect the shop you visit to fix it for free. No auto mechanic would do that if you tried to change your oil and cross-threaded the oil filter.

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By: Susan Honig //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-147 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:25:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-147 Right. Optometrists use a type of gauge to measure your size and fit it to the choice of eye glasses you chose. It is very precise. It is worth having them do this if it make the glasses more accurate and comfortable for you. Plus, it is better to put different frames on in the store, so you know what looks good on your face, believe me, you’ll know which ones do not work for you.

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By: Amy Larson //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-146 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:51:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-146 This was the worst, most misleading article I’ve read in awhile. Plastic, scratched up, (and they will get scratched up with out the coating) cheap online lenses are nice and cheap, and cheapen the view of the world around you as well. It’s better than nothing for those that don’t have any money. But honestly- isn’t vision one of the most important things in our lives? Would you rather view the world through an old box TV set, or a flat screen HDTV? That is the difference you’ll see by the glasses you invest in. Most likely you’ll feel a world of a difference if you have an optician adjust your glasses for you too!

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By: Jj McD //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-145 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:15:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-145 Not sure who is sponsoring this misleading post, but buying glasses online is not a great option for most people. The quality of online eyewear ranges from not great to awful. The measurements aren’t accurate and the quality of frames and lenses are definitely low. There is a reason that in many states people who sell you glasses are licensed, because it is a skilled profession. Eyeglasses are a custom product, with decades of technology put into every custom pair you are fitted with at a real optometrist/ophthalmologist.

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By: Krinj //wp.readers.com/blog/eye-health/eye-doctor-myths/#comment-144 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:31:00 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?page_id=2603#comment-144 “Over the years, the lines between these two eye professionals has blurred…”

“blurred” – ‘see’ what you did there?

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