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Old 05-03-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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I got my new eyeglasses.....and I am disappointed. They are the same type, I have had before, with bio-focals, only a stronger script. As soon as I put them on in the store....they seemed strange.....like the long distance, was just a bit out of focus. I was told, my eyes needed to adjust, and not to drive home with them. Well, it`s the next day, and I feel the same way.....like looking a distance, is just a bit out of focus, not a lot, just a bit. Anyone else have a problem, were they think, they were given the wrong script, even though they reassured me, it was the right one.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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Yes! I am having a very similar problem. In fact, I started a thread on it here a few weeks ago. I got new lenses in spare frames which which were exactly the same as my current frames. I tried on my new pair and could tell they were worse. Like you, I was told to wait a while (a week) to let my eyes adjust. I did that and, although the new pair was definitely better (my eyes had adjusted some), it was still not better than my old pair. Very disappointing and frustrating, particularly since I paid $680 for the new lenses. (I have a very, very strong prescription.)

I contacted them and am going back to have my eyes re-examined and new lenses made at no additional cost. My appointment is in a couple of weeks. Well see.

So, maybe you can wait another few days, then call them back to complain/request another exam & lenses free of charge.
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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Yes! I am having a very similar problem. In fact, I started a thread on it here a few weeks ago. I got new lenses in spare frames which which were exactly the same as my current frames. I tried on my new pair and could tell they were worse. Like you, I was told to wait a while (a week) to let my eyes adjust. I did that and, although the new pair was definitely better (my eyes had adjusted some), it was still not better than my old pair. Very disappointing and frustrating, particularly since I paid $680 for the new lenses. (I have a very, very strong prescription.)

I contacted them and am going back to have my eyes re-examined and new lenses made at no additional cost. My appointment is in a couple of weeks. Well see.

So, maybe you can wait another few days, then call them back to complain/request another exam & lenses free of charge.
Yes, I will give it another week, and see (not pun intended) how it goes. This is the first time, I have had this problem. I have been wearing eyeglasses for thirty years. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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It can take a couple weeks for new glasses, especially progressives or bi-focals to really become totally unnoticeable. At least it did for me. One day I just wasn't aware of them. Going down stairs was the biggie for me.
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:57 PM
 
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Yes, I will give it another week, and see (not pun intended) how it goes. This is the first time, I have had this problem. I have been wearing eyeglasses for thirty years. Thanks!

It was the very first time this had happened to me too! I am wondering if it has something to do with a subtle shift from a health care to a sales model of business.

For years I have been unhappy with my supposedly 20/20 correction, but each time I complained, the optometrist I saw would give me some kind of complicated explanation about how 20/20 correction with vision as bad as mine wasnt going to be the same as someone who actually had 20/20 vision. This time, the optometrist, someone new, and who looked very young (must be getting older ) gave me a cheery No problem! We can take care of that for you! I thought maybe there had been some new technological progress, but now Im thinking she just want to sell me on new lenses whether or not they would actually be better than my current ones.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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It was the very first time this had happened to me too! I am wondering if it has something to do with a subtle shift from a health care to a sales model of business.

For years I have been unhappy with my supposedly 20/20 correction, but each time I complained, the optometrist I saw would give me some kind of complicated explanation about how 20/20 correction with vision as bad as mine wasnt going to be the same as someone who actually had 20/20 vision. This time, the optometrist, someone new, and who looked very young (must be getting older ) gave me a cheery No problem! We can take care of that for you! I thought maybe there had been some new technological progress, but now Im thinking she just want to sell me on new lenses whether or not they would actually be better than my current ones.
Not like the old days, for sure. We are just a number. Well, we are not going to let it slide. Are we. They are going to get it right.It will cost them more, then it cost us.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Optometrists are not eye doctors. Spend a few more worthwhile dollars and get an eye examination by an Opthamologist doctor/M.D. Optometrists cannot diagnose ocular issues.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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In my 40 years as an optician I can tell you that the refraction you get from an optometrist wins hands down
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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In my 40 years as an optician I can tell you that the refraction you get from an optometrist wins hands down
Absolutely! There is no comparison.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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In my 40 years as an optician I can tell you that the refraction you get from an optometrist wins hands down
What do you mean by that? Getting a refraction from an optometrist vs. who? is better? Please define the terms because most of us don't know the difference between the different "eye doctors."
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