Two Eye Doctors, Two prescriptions?! Please Help!

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  1. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have two different eye doctors. I ended up going to a new eye doctors because I found some eyeglass frames with the new doctor that I really liked. The first eyeglass doctor used to be TSO and now he is he own eyeglass place. So, he's frame selection is not so great now.

    The New eye doctor prescription is
    Left eye Sphere -4.00 Cylinder -0.50, Axis 110
    Right eye Sphere -4.00 Cylinder -1.25 Axis 065 PD is 65. I like this prescription the Best.

    The old eye doctor contact prescription is
    Left Eye Sphere -3.75 -0.75 x 050
    Right Eye Sphere -3.50 -0.75 x 100
    I like getting contacts from the old doctor because he's usually the only doctor that can fit me properly for Toric contact lenses.

    Is there two much of a difference in strength between these two prescriptions or should I be this be okay?

    Thank you
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Do you get a discount on frames from any of these places?
     
  3. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the first prescription is for eyeglasses and I used my insurance. The gucci frames prices was cut in half and I got a discount on the lenses. The second prescription is a contact lenses prescription. I will be paying out of my pocket for the contact lenses.
     
  4. applelover4u macrumors 6502

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    i would buy them both online at online glasses stores for dang near 20% of what those eye glass store is charging you. I also would stick with the 3.75 My eye sight is -1.50 to -1.75 guess it all depends on my mood how i see, not much of an difference anyways. i use -1.50
     
  5. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not much of a difference. But the first Prescription is a little sharper which I like more. The old doctor the last time that he gave me a prescription I had trouble seeing out of one lenses in my new eyeglasses. When I asked them to double check the lenses, they said that it was the right prescription. So I went back and got a contact lenses prescription to seeing there would be a difference and there was. So I got one lenses in the eye glasses corrected. They didn't believe. When I was having that lenses put in, another one of his customers walked in saying that they thought that their prescription for their eyeglasses was wrong too. It wasn't until recently that I had started having problems with the prescription that was getting from the old eye doctor.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    It is possible that the old eye doctor has become increasingly prone to error and is losing his skill. As it happens, I have had a similar issue (or problem) with eye doctors when I was a child, and stayed with a man I liked longer than I should have done, as a result.

    What do your eyes tell you?

    It seems to me that your new doctor and new prescription may be more accurate. Change eye doctors. At the end of the day, the task of the eye specialist is to assess your eyesight and prescribe the best possible lens for the sort of vision issues that you have.
     
  7. determined09, Jul 13, 2015
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    Thank you.
    The new eye doctor's prescription is the better one. You're right about this doctor. He's lost his skills.
     
  8. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Will do
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I have no experience of eye doctors giving different prescription's, but I have lots of experience of doctors giving different diagnosis.
    I'm dealing with one consultant at the moment who has given my daughter a very quick shoddy examination, and believed what the other doctor told us was wrong.
    Just because you are a consultant does not make you god!
    To the op chose which ever glasses gives you the best vision, and drop the other eye doctor.
     
  10. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks will do
     
  11. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't select my eye doctor by what frames they sell. Also, you can take your prescription and get it filled ANYWHERE. Last time I had an eye exam (13 months ago, just before I decided on Lasik), I complained about the lack of selection of frames at the place that did my exam, they handed me a copy of the prescription and said I could go anywhere I wanted to get my glasses made. I ended up getting my eyes re-shaped instead.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Exactly. Especially when some businesses merely stock frames that happen to be what is currently fashionable (hey, sure, that is what sells), but may not suit the shape of your face. When a business tells you that this is what is 'in fashion' (irrespective of the shape of your face) and that they do not stock anything else, you are under no obligation to buy frames from them.

    When necessary, the people who do my eye examination, and the people whom I buy my frames from, are not the same.

    In fact, precisely because you wear your glasses every day, all day - unlike even a favourite jacket or jeans - and they serve to define what version of yourself you present to the world, I would argue that it is imperative to take plenty of time choosing frames.

    In fact, that is because far too many people allow themselves to be rushed into it, especially after the tension of an eye exam, and the apologetics and occasional embarrassment that can come from having poor eyesight, and thus, they may wish to get the whole uncomfortable thing over with as soon as possible.

    This is wrong. Instead, take your time; take as much time as you want choosing farms, and it doe snot have to be in the place where you had the eye exam. Bear in mind that this is what you will be wearing daily - possibly for years. Above all, take someone whose judgement and taste you trust along with you to give a second opinion; you are not always the best judge of what looks good on your face. I used to take my mother; more recently - the last decade and a half, I have taken my brother with me, and once, in Stockholm, I asked a good Swedish friend to serve as Taste Judge of Spectacle Frames.
     
  13. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You need a third doctor to break the tie... ;)
    What I'd do is pick one or both of these doctors, show him the other prescription and ask that he/she recheck your eyes on his dime.
     
  14. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I last used America's 'Best.' My reasoning for them was that they have a club membership for $99 that allows for free exams for 3 years. There are 2 eye doctors there and lately neither of them can get my script right. I'm suffering through my last set of contacts that I can barely see with because I don't have the money to go elsewhere.

    Don't be me. Go with the doctor who is most competent and use the script that is the clearest in the frame NOT the machine. I can see just fine with that machine over my face, but once it ends up in a frame, that's not always the case.
     
  15. determined09, Jul 16, 2015
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    My co worker referred me to America's Best and when I saw frames selection and the eye doctors that was working there and the prices. I left that store quickly. ( they just didn't look that competent to me. I know you can't always judge a book by it's cover. But My father also told me buy cheap you get cheap. Thanks Dad :)) I when I told her that I didn't see anything in that store that I liked. My co worker said that there was something wrong with me. I'm really picky about my eyeglass frames.

    Thanks for the tip. I really was trying also to find a more competent eye doctor when I went looking for a better selection of eyeglass frames.

    I'm not a fan of the disposable contact lens because I've been told that they produced in a hurry e.g. they don't take their time when producing as accurately as possible in terms of that specific prescription. Plus, I not a fan of the trial pair of contact lenses either.
     
  16. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. To be honest, I really was also looking for a compent eye doctor while I was looking for some eye glass frames,too.
     
  17. Patdt13 macrumors 6502

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    I think you should use the newer ones. I know when I lost my glasses last year, my eye doctor wouldn't fill them cause the prescription was older than a year and the new one barely changed.
     
  18. determined09, Jul 17, 2015
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    Thank you. I know about the fact that your Rx is only good for one year.
    The top RX was back in April 2015
    The bottom rx was this July of this year
     
  19. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    The perscription you get from an Eye Doctor is based less on his Skill and more on what you are telling him. It is a very in-exact science and your feedback to him is the major influencing factor.
     
  20. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking the same thing. Lasik places use a scanner to determine the shape of the eye while determining eligibility for the procedure, I wonder if opthomalogists could use those measurements to determine a prescription and get a more accurate pair of glasses made. Of course, I'm sure that equipment is expensive.
     
  21. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. The doctor that gave me the second RX when I had mentioned that the last row of lettered was wasn't that sharp. He didn't make any adjustments to make it sharper like the doctor had done that had gave me the first prescription.
     
  22. jackieruby macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. I suffered for a year with the wrong prescription. I just got a new prescription for contacts and glasses and I don't have extra thick astigmatism in both eyes as the previous doctor said I did. No other doctor has ever said I had astigmatism in my left eye. The new dog gave me a prescription with astigmatism only in my right eye and to a smaller degree and a little bit stronger in one eye. It seems that prescriptions vary with different doctors. I have had previous prescriptions that were stronger and magically got weaker. It's kind of crazy.
    --- Post Merged, May 27, 2017 ---
    haha. I didn't mean extra thick. And I didn't mean dog instead of doc. Nothing like speech to text.
     
  23. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I figured out what were trying to saying even with the typos, but thank you for the clarification.
    Thank you.
     
  24. jpross123 macrumors member

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    That is not much of a difference when it comes to the strength of the lens. Whenever I change prescriptions its strong for a couple days, but your body should adjust to the change. If anything you can try the stronger prescription out, and if it doesn't work take them back.
     

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