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Hello, I think my eye doctor gave me a wrong prescription. I order glasses online from 2 different retailers and when I got them I see worse with glasses than without them

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Dr. Rick
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Have you had the glasses checked at an optical shop to make sure they were made correctly and to the right prescription?

What is your new eyeglass rx?

What was your old eyeglass Rx?

how old are you?

M/F?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

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Did you just ask your eye doctor to send you a copy of your glasses Rx, or was the prescription handed to you right after an exam and refraction?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi Dr Rick
Attached my new eyeglass RX. I do not have the old one.
I am female, 48 years old.
I do not have any other problems.
The RX was handed to me right after an exam and refraction
I ordered the glasses from 2 different online stores and both are glasses made me see worse.

Thank you for that additional information and Rx.

That is not much of a distance Rx.......

Also, it is noted on the Rx that this prescription is for reading only. As such the optical shop that made your new glasses most likely set them up for reading only.......you will just see a blurry mess in the distance, but would be able to easily read with them if this is the case.

If you have them there with you, put them on:

How is your distance vision across the room? Should be poor if I am correct.

How is your reading vision/computer screen? Should be pretty good....

Is this what you are experiencing?

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I have to get started with morning clinic.

If you want distance/near glasses you will have to ask your ophthalmologist to re-write your Rx for you as bifocals or progressive glasses. No new exam should be needed.

You might also want to take your glasses to him and have his optician check them out to make sure they are correct. He won't mind that you purchased them online.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi Dr. Rick,
These glasses are for reading only and I know I must see blurry from the distance. I had a pair before and these were supposed to be stronger. I see blurry when I am trying to read, even worse than when I am not wearing them, which makes no sense.
I called the doctor's office and they asked me to bring the glasses so a technician can check them out.
Thanks
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