You think that's bad? You try getting specs with a prescription of -11 from anywhere other than the people who make the Hubble
Green Lantern wrote
I use these cheapo glasses for reading. I have a small problem with my right eye and even the consultant who checks me out every 6 months says they're fine (except you should have the general health of your eyes checked out periodically). So I just stand at the printed card in Tesco or wherever and buy 2.0 for reading.My last prescription was 1.75 (right eye) and 0.75 (left eye). So my distance vision is deteriorating ever so slightly. My right eye is predominant for close vision, my left for distance.When I wear my contacts, my vision for watching the box, for instance, is much sharper. But I don't want to wear contacts all the time, don't really get on with them. And I want to avoid for as long as possible going the varifocal route.Why don't retailers also sell glasses for distance vision like they do for reading? And, if someone does, who?
Why don't retailers also sell glasses for distance vision like they do for reading? And, if someone does, who?
Tis a great big protectionist con by the optician industry dressed up as being concerned about your welfare.Try going online is my advice - opticians have to give a a written prescriptin these days I beleive so you can at least buy elsewhere. Still pricier than the 3 pairs for a tenner I got from a supermarket recently though
'Elsewhere' won't pick up the early signs ofDiabetic retinopathy - a fair proportion of diabetics are diagnosed following a sight testGlaucomaMacular degenerationCataractsthough will it?
even the consultant who checks me out every 6 months says they're fine (except you should have the general health of your eyes checked out periodically)
What, not another jolly ?
? Why can't you buy specs for distance from the s'market......?
Get your prescription from normal optician and the specs from one of these on-line guys. Never tried them yet, but will give it a go next time round.
How do they measure your face, to make sure the glasses fit and that you're looking through the correct part of the lens?
If you have a disparity in your vision aren't prescription lenses made to balance this out? Surely lenses with equal magnification will just put strain on one eye?
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