Thanks. This is very scary because for the last twelve years i've been going to optometrists. they always dilate my eyes and i always ask them if i have glaucoma or "any other eye diseases" and they say "no". Now I'm worried that i may have one of these diseases and it has gone un-diagnosed!
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What does the word "drink" mean in your answer? thanks.
By the way: i was BARELY able to pass the drivers test. I passed the DMV vision test OK with one eye but I had to be "creative" to pass with the other eye! I believe it is even possible for someone with ONE eye to be allowed to drive in California. That being the case - as long as I have one good eye (one is better than the other) then I'd be OK if my vision stays the same. Is that correct?
One more question: do the cheap "reader" glasses damage one's eyes (especially remembering that one of my eyes is different to the other)?
My prescription by the way is: OD +1.50 - 025 - 065 +225 add on and OS +0.25 - 025 -115
Thank you. So you are saying that people with only one eye are allowed to drive in California as long as that one eye is good enough?
only to ask if the prescription i typed out is normally correctable with glasses?
Thanks. Do you have any idea then, based on the prescription only, that the optometrist told me "if the glasses you are wearing which were made from your prescription don't enable you to pass the test there is nothing more we can do in terms of giving you "stronger" glasses"?
Are my eyes about average for someone of my age with no disease? Where are they on the scale?
Sorry, one more question: if not too late - can my eye disease (if any) be reversed, or at least stabilized with medication or similar by an opthalmologist?
You answered a question of mine regarding the fact that I only just squeezed through my driver's license eye exam recently and that I was worried that in 5 years time I may not pass at all. My worry is because my OPTOMETRIST told me that the prescription / glasses I were given were "as strong as it gets" and that "stronger" lenses wouldn't help me read the drivers license eye test letters any better than the lenses I was using based on his prescription. Obviously my eyes are only going to get worse over the next 5 years - not better. You stated that an opthalmologist is more highly trained. Apparently my optometrist did dilate my pupils prior to giving me the recent (pre-drivers license test) prescription and apparently he did test for eye disease including adult macular degeneration . That being the case - can I assume that the eye disease tests that an optometrist does on me are as good as the eye disease tests that an opthalmologist runs? And if the optometrist says I don't have eye disease I probably don't? Or should I make an appointment to see an opthalmologist? It would be pretty disastrous for me if I can't renew my drivers license 5 years from now.
Optional Information: Person's Gender: Male Person's Age: 56