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Hi. My wife sees an opthamologist and due to diabetes, had

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Hi. My wife sees an opthamologist and due to diabetes, had full blown cataracts. They were successfully removed. She also has convergence and the octopic Dr is trying to use prism glasses to help her. My wife also has vertigo and serious balance issues. The fitting for the prism glasses my her vertigo kick up and she made it through the exam, but it was VERY hard on her.

Before I have these glasses made for her, can you tell me how much they will cost. On average ..... $ 100, 200 ??

I am afraid she will not be able to tolerate the prisms due to her vertigo/dizziness/ balance problems. Thank you.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

Depending on the amount of prism needed and the frames she selects, prism glasses can be fairly expensive. I have seen some pairs of prism glasses that cost over $500.

Dr. Rick :

I would shop around for glasses at various shops and compare prices. You can have the glasses Rx made at any optical service.

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