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jefffletcher2

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Re: Contact lens evaluation
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 07:43:21 AM »
 I could then take that someplace else and have my prescription filled at a more inexpensive eye center, isn't this true? Any information would be much appreciated.

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Contact lens evaluation
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 11:02:33 AM »
Q: About three days ago I went to get an eye exam because I wanted to get my prescription so I could get contacts. My eye doctor did the exam, but told me he could not give me my prescription that day, I would have to come back and have a "contact evaluation" so that he could see what my prescription would be. Now I'm left wondering what I paid $60 for? I thought once he did the eye exam he would know my prescription and I could then take that someplace else and have my prescription filled at a more inexpensive eye center, isn't this true? Any information would be much appreciated.
A: A contact prescription is not the same as an eye glass prescription. The contact power is often different than the glasses power. This has to be determined by actually fitting a contact lens on the eye. Also, until a lens is fit on the eye the proper diameter and curvature of the lens is not known. Thus, it is typical to have a separate fee for people who need only glasses as contrasted with those who need a contact fitting evaluation. After the doctor determines what the proper contact lens parameters are, he or she may give you a written prescription for contact lenses.

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Contact lens evaluation
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 11:02:33 AM »