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Joined: 23 Feb 2008Feb 23, 2008
Location: New Zealand
|Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:45 pmMar 15, 2008 Post subject: Has anyone checked the prescription of their online glasses?|
|I am very interested to know if online-glasses companies get the prescriptions and PD-distances correct. If you've checked your online glasses at a local optometrist please reply to this message to let me know if the prescription was correct or not! Thanks very much.|
If you want to get your glasses checked at an optometrist try not to tell them where you got the glasses from (they'll get grumpy if they know you purchased online). Also tell them that you left your prescription at home - and ask them if they could right down the prescription of the glasses so that you can compare that with your prescription when you get home. That way you'll get 100% honest answers from the Optometrist. They shouldn't charge you for doing this, but if they do, it won't be very much. They have a machine that can find out the prescription of your glasses very quickly.
I have purchased glasses from Zennioptical and from 39dollar glasses recently. I'm suspicious that the lenses are not the right prescription for me so I'm going to get them checked out by a local optometrist and will post the results on this website after I do that.
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