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Old 01-06-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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We went to the eye doctor last week to get new glasses for hubby and he got a prescription for progressive trifocal. We ordered the glasses from them and now I would like to get 3 separate single vision glasses for him for the 3 different vision problems (distance, monitor, reading). Can I ask the doctor to provide me with the three separate single vision glasses prescriptions without a new eye exam?
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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anybody would know this please?

Can they fax it to me if i ask for it, or maybe mail...??

Actually do they have to send it to me if I ask, or they don't have to???

thank you!!!
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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They will charge you if sent to you. If they send them to the glasses place, probably not.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There is, in most states, a state law that an optometrist, if you pay for the service of an eye refraction, must supply you with a written prescription. Just phone the office of the last OD that refracted your eyes, and tell his office that you want written Rx for each relevant distance, and if he doesn't comply, contact your state board that regulates optometry.

However, keep in mind that the OD will refuse to provide you with a Rx that is more than a year out of date, and eyeglasses shops will refuse to make a lens from an Rx more than a year old, even to replace a broke one. They say it is against the law, but it's not.

If your Rx is out of date, just order them on line from a place like zennioptical.com. They're in China, what do they care?
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:12 AM
 
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Why don't you call them and ask???

If you already put the order in for the one pair of trifocals, understand that you will have to pay for those glasses as well as the three you do want.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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We went to the eye doctor last week to get new glasses for hubby and he got a prescription for progressive trifocal. We ordered the glasses from them and now I would like to get 3 separate single vision glasses for him for the 3 different vision problems (distance, monitor, reading). Can I ask the doctor to provide me with the three separate single vision glasses prescriptions without a new eye exam?
This was the problem I originally had when I got lined bifocals. They didn't cover every distance. I couldn't see a computer at all. About 20 - 30 inches is what I can't see with lined bifocals.

If you get progressives you don't need all those glasses although it will take a little while to get used to where you need look through for example to see a computer, read a book or see distance. Progressives will cover all these situations.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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This was the problem I originally had when I got lined bifocals. They didn't cover every distance. I couldn't see a computer at all. About 20 - 30 inches is what I can't see with lined bifocals.

If you get progressives you don't need all those glasses although it will take a little while to get used to where you need look through for example to see a computer, read a book or see distance. Progressives will cover all these situations.
I have progressives, and I still have trouble using them with my computer.

I would just have him get used to the progressives and only request a pair of computer glasses or just see if he can buy store-bought readers that work with the computer.
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