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eye appointment and eyeglasses

I'm going now.  As soon as I walk out of the store with glasses I just bought, I hate them.

This won't end well. My SO is coming with me so we can pick out my glasses together. Inevitably, she likes and picks a nice pair, and in two weeks, I refuse to wear them anymore.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 1:43pm
Maybe you should go alone.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 19th, 2007 2:00pm
Well, we picked a pair.

The optometrist didn't seem to like me much.  They always like my girlfriend so much better.  The doctor had a Russian first name, Greek last name, and acted surprised that I knew.  Hot sounding name, anyway.  I said "Gee, that's a hot cool name."  She asked me "why do you say so?"  In my mind I was thinking "stripper name!" but I didn't say so.

I think the doctor and the lady at the desk got irritated with me because my SO said "the doctor said my eyes improved!" and I said "No way, that's B.S.!"

I was just kidding, but I think the doc was offended. 

Oh well. I followed her advice and got pure-something or other soft contacts to get more air to my eyeballs.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 3:06pm
I've always been suspicious of eyeglass shops that do exams.

If I recall correctly, they're not permitted to dialate your pupils because that requires dispensing medication?
Permalink xampl 
July 19th, 2007 3:33pm
"they're not permitted to dialate your pupils because that requires dispensing medication?"

Dilating you pupils has nothing to do with testing your strength of your eyes. It has do to with making it easier for the optometrist to see the inside of you eye to check for and retinal diseases and such.

Anyways any shop that is run by an optometrist would definitely be allowed to use the drops on your eyes.
Permalink Cheers 
July 19th, 2007 3:37pm
That's probably correct. But you could also turn that around and ask, 'do you really need your pupils dialated to have a valid eye exam?'
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 19th, 2007 3:38pm
makes it easier for them to see the edges, which I appreciate.  I have hard contact lenses, probably the only one left on the planet that does.  But when I was a teenager they didn't have soft contacts that corrected for astigmatism.
Permalink the great purple 
July 19th, 2007 3:43pm
"do you really need your pupils dialated to have a valid eye exam"

Well if you only want your eyes tested for glasses you don't need the dilation.

Do you really want them missing some preventable eye disease? At least that's the line optometrists use to justify their fees. :-)

In fact I think there are machines that can automatically test your eyes and spit out a perfect prescription.
Permalink Cheers 
July 19th, 2007 3:44pm
this same office has put some kind of eyedrop in my eyes.  So I'm guessing that's the same stuff you guys are talking about.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 3:51pm
Did they do the Glaucoma test?
(The one I've seen has a puff of air hit your cornea to test the interior pressure of your eyeball)

Found this, which explains a lot of it.

http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/expect.htm
Permalink xampl 
July 19th, 2007 5:12pm
Yeah, I got the air puff to the eyeball.  It took awhile because I couldn't stop laughing.  She kept missing.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 19th, 2007 5:15pm
They usually proposes you to use same diopters lens if the diopters are not too different between left and right eye.
Permalink Asian contingent of COTers 
July 20th, 2007 3:46am

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