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Old 07-05-2009, 08:33 AM   #21
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I bought my reading glasses at Costco (went in with a relative who had the card) and got them for $18 for a set of three. WTH, they work. The eye doc said don't buy the readers from him, just go to the drugstore.

Use contacts for distance vision. The right eye is so bad I can't see the big "E" at the top of the chart but it's correctable to 20/15. Left eye is about 2/40 without correction, correctable to 20/20.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:34 AM   #22
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I admit it - - I'm chicken!! Cluck, cluck, cluck. No way is anyone directing a laser, a scalpel, or anything else nasty like that towards my eyes.
Ah, but you may think differently when/if cataracts come. I prefered the poking and sucking machine to blindness...although I was really nervous about it going in. Its a lot more advanced now than it was in my grandma's day.

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For the last couple of years, I've needed reading glassed because my near vision is pretty blurry. I'm thinking it's increasingly likely that I'll have to swallow my pride and realize I need more full-time correction. Not sure if I can tolerate contacts, but I think I'd like to try.

The funny thing was that I had better than 20/15 vision until the last couple years, and I still do have good vision at a distance. I was warned that my eyesight was about to go when I turned 40, and it looks like they were largely right...
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:54 AM   #24
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None of the above.

I got fed up with the outrageous costs of prescription glasses and gave these folks a try: Zenni Optical

I'm happy with the two pair of glasses I got for a little over $100 total but hear these guys are even better and may try them next time: 39 Dollar Glasses.com

Unless you have an exceptionally difficult prescription, I think the online guys do a great job.
Thanks for the info. I usually only need new lenses in my existing frames. 39 Dollar Glasses.com provides that service so I will give the online method a try.
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Very interesting thread. Now that we no longer have more than basic vision coverage with our insurance, I've been looking. Found an ad in the local paper for Optical Outlet. Eye exam is $40 and (2) pair of glasses for $100, includes no-line, progressive bifocals. Check them out at opticaloutlets.com and see what they offer and if there is a store near you.
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Check them out at opticaloutlets.com and see what they offer and if there is a store near you.
Looks like they are only located in Florida.
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I had cataract surgery 4 years ago, using ReStor implants. For most things, I don't need to wear glasses, but I do need them in dark retaurants (ReStor makes reading in the dark difficult), or when using the GPS in the car (ReStor makes reading distance and far distance easy, but midrange, 2'-8', difficult). .

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Interesting , When I had my surgery I went with monovision and I could not be happier . The only time I wear cheap cheater glasses if I am reading for a long time . No problems at all with midrange or dark restaurants and like you I found the surgery pretty simple .
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I admit it - - I'm chicken!! Cluck, cluck, cluck. No way is anyone directing a laser, a scalpel, or anything else nasty like that towards my eyes.
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Ah, but you may think differently when/if cataracts come. I prefered the poking and sucking machine to blindness...although I was really nervous about it going in. Its a lot more advanced now than it was in my grandma's day.
Took the words right out of my mouth. I hope we're not all comparing cataract stories in 10 years...

My father didn't even realize he had cataracts until the optometrist told him that no, fire truck colors had not been changed from red to orange.

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I bought my reading glasses at Costco (went in with a relative who had the card) and got them for $18 for a set of three. WTH, they work. The eye doc said don't buy the readers from him, just go to the drugstore.
Works great for me when I'm not wearing my monovision multifocal contact, and the best thing about a $6 pair of reading glasses is that you're not obsessing about losing or damaging them... and you can have a pair in every room of the house.
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Why do you guys get new frames? I've had the same frames for perhaps 20 years. They go in and out of fashion, but I prefer the larger lens size anyway.



When I need a new prescription for my computer/music glasses it's only $35 (blind in one eye so I only need one) -- $60 for bifocals.

1989 same frames:

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What about the blind.

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The scary part for me with the cataract surgery was that I had worked in the operating room for so many years so I knew exactly what they were doing but as surgery goes it was the easiest I've ever had .
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Had cataract surgery a year ago and went with multi-focal lens as well. Did a combo with Rezoom (design strength for distance) in dominant eye and a Restor (better than Rezoom for mid and close) in the other eye. Am pretty much glasses free. Low light contrast can still be an occasional challenge but otherwise no glasses for first time since Jr High. Surgery was a breeze--worst part was getting the anthestic.
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...but otherwise no classes for first time since Jr High.
I've heard of HS dropouts, but this is ridiculous...
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