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Old 01-12-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Or should I schedule/pay for another exam before getting a replacement? Obviously, I'd prefer not to have to undergo the time and $ that goes with another exam but not sure if the 6-month old prescription would be okay to use.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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I would use it if it were me...not another appt. Believe it or not, I'm using the same prescriptions for reading and distance for about 10 yrs. Eyes really not changing as I do take eye supplements.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You are 1/4 the way through a two year prescription. Go for it. To clarify, it is not that old. Use the old scrip. Usually every two years is good.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I don't know if the laws vary by state but here in Texas it needs to be less than one year old. I have taken a 9 or 10 month old prescription in to get new glasses. If you were planning on keeping your glasses for a year at least, there should be no problem getting a replacement pair with the existing prescription.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Good grief but you'd have a bigger problem if your prescription changed in 6 weeks.

My wife is still using a paid of prescription sunglasses bought in 2005. My dad went for several decades using Gov issues glasses/lenses he got in Vietnam. You're fine with a 6 week difference.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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Good grief but you'd have a bigger problem if your prescription changed in 6 weeks.

My wife is still using a paid of prescription sunglasses bought in 2005. My dad went for several decades using Gov issues glasses/lenses he got in Vietnam. You're fine with a 6 week difference.
6 months, not 6 weeks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:34 PM
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Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I had cataract surgery in January of 2017. I got my new prescription in April of 2017, and still don't have new bifocals. I just can't afford them yet, so by the time that I can, I'll need a new prescription.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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yes. the prescription is supposed to be good for a year or two depending upon your age.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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yes. the prescription is supposed to be good for a year or two depending upon your age.
I'm 32 and haven't been diagnosed with diabetes or anything of that nature.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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If you were seeing fine before your glasses broke, no problem getting the same Rx. If you were noticing any issues, then IMO it would be worth getting your vision checked so that you can get the max usage out of the new glasses.

Although I'm curious about whether it was the lens or the frame that broke? If it was the frame, they should be able to get a replacement frame that will fit the same lenses. I've had to do that a couple of times - my vision is pretty bad so the lenses are the $$$ part of new glasses for me, and it was definitely worth keeping the same lenses in a second frame when the lenses were still good.
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