I have an optometrist appointment coming up the end of the month. I am going to attempt to see how willing she is to help me reduce my prescription in my differentials by offering to buy my lenses through her (will still order new frames through online as i need a second pair of frames). My prescription is quite wonky at this point but I’m trying to practice some good habits now before going in and have decided to wear my glasses almost exclusively instead of my contact lenses from now on. I’m hoping it may result in a less wonky prescription when I go to get my eyes checked with her (may be wishful thinking but its worth a shot right?).
I already told the receptionist that I would like to start with a clean slate when i come in. Id like to see if what she measures me as is more or less from my glasses prescription that i have. As in, she is NOT getting my glasses and is NOT getting my prescription from me and as I’m a new client she has no history with me.
I want to approach her and see if she is willing to help me with my first set of differentials as well as explore what happens when we swap cyl for sph in my right eye (-5.75 sph -3.25 cyl current prescription based on last summer).
I definitely get eye fatigue doing close up. Id have to say its more pronounced when i wear my contacts but its still there with my glasses. So I’m thinking of approaching it from this angle.
I dont want to put her off by sounding too conspiracy theory (ist) or by making her feel like im demeaning her in anyway.
Have any of you approached your optometrists? how did you word your questions? What sorts of things did you talk with them about? Just trying to get ideas on how to word things so i dont put them off right out the gate.