Do I have to purchase my glasses from my Optometrists?

I visited an optometrist yesterday and the optician that this optometrist is affiliated tries to sell me glasses. In fact it is quite expensive and I want to check the prices at other places too. Can I get my prescription from there and take it to somewhere else?

Another question, my eyes got 0.25 worse since my last exam but I want to purchase the same lenses that I am using now. Because, I just got bored of seeing my prescription eye numbers got worse and I feel I am happy with my current glasses. How should I tell my optometrist?
Thanks for the responses. I have some scratches on the lenses. I don’t need a frame but I need new lenses. That’s the main reason I went to a doctor.

You can get the prescription and have it filled anywhere you want. Be careful of those cut-rate chains, though. I had a problem with them and so have others. Tiny scratch in the center of both lenses from poor handling, center of lens not centered in front of the eye and more. There are independent places that do a good job for a reasonable price. But I see little reason to buy new glasses if you aren’t going to change the lenses and I doubt the optometrist would write you a falsified prescription. If all you want are new frames you might be able to get your old lenses trimmed down and reset.

2 Responses to “Do I have to purchase my glasses from my Optometrists?”

  • Fizzle says:

    You can get the prescription and have it filled anywhere you want. Be careful of those cut-rate chains, though. I had a problem with them and so have others. Tiny scratch in the center of both lenses from poor handling, center of lens not centered in front of the eye and more. There are independent places that do a good job for a reasonable price. But I see little reason to buy new glasses if you aren’t going to change the lenses and I doubt the optometrist would write you a falsified prescription. If all you want are new frames you might be able to get your old lenses trimmed down and reset.
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  • Jim says:

    I get my eye glass prescriptions filled online at Zenni.com You get them is 10 days or less for cheap from Hong Kong. Checkout their websire: zenni.com
    References :
    previous customer . . .

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