Can anyone help demystify what they do when they measure your eyes with an Auto/refraction machine? That’s the machine they use to get your prescription right?
I went to my opthamologist last week for my eye check. (It’s been two years!) and the Assistant measured my eyes and said there is no change, only .25 in my left eye?! What? According to my Snellen and Distance from Eye measurement, I have gone down about .75 in each eye! I’m suspecting that the machine isn’t measuring from 0, but puts in your existing and just gauges for slight change.
I tried to talk to my opthalmologist about it, but he even sees .25 as so slight as to be changeable from day to day, and he refused to write me a new script.
It may be time to switch eye doctors because he’s now way too rigid to support my vision progress. I was going to him because I think he’s a good guy for ‘eye health’ but optics-wise, can’t go by their measurement, nor is he giving me any way to accurately ‘check-in’ year by year. Maybe I just need to go to an independent source and remeasure not letting them know my current diagnosis? Or does anyone know an optometrist or opthalmologist that they can recommend in the New York City area?
I was hoping that there would be measurable good news to share with the group . First I was upset, then disappointed . I’m back to making sure I’ve got the basics, but I wanted to check this out with our group.