short sighter help


ninelives

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i had perfect eyes sight , but now old liao, i cant see bus number from a distance.

so no need to go see doctor right?do i go directly to spectacle shop? what is the average price now huh?

thanks
 

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ricohflex

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i had perfect eyes sight , but now old liao, i cant see bus number from a distance.

so no need to go see doctor right?do i go directly to spectacle shop? what is the average price now huh?

thanks
We do not know your medical condition. As such it would be irresponsible to tell you no need to see doctor.
What if you have cataract or glaucoma and someone here in CS told you no need to see doctor?

Some eye doctors are in private practice.
Some eye doctors can be found at Singapore National Eye Centre near SGH. Get your GP to give a referral.

Optometrists can test your eyesight and fix spectacles for you. They are not eye doctors.

Generally, stay away from big spectacle chain stores more interested in selling you expensive spectacle frames.
Generally, stay away from those spectacle shops where a salesgirl tests your eyes using a computerised machine in 2 minutes.
 

Halfmoon

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Optometrists can test your eyesight and fix spectacles for you. They are not eye doctors.

Generally, stay away from big spectacle chain stores more interested in selling you expensive spectacle frames.
Generally, stay away from those spectacle shops where a salesgirl tests your eyes using a computerised machine in 2 minutes.
So any good recommendation??? More shop use the computerize method......
 

Rashkae

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So any good recommendation??? More shop use the computerize method......
Go to a doctor first. Don't rely on the xmm who only know how to use that computer.
 

Halfmoon

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Go to a doctor first. Don't rely on the xmm who only know how to use that computer.
Mmmm.... does anyone actually go to see doctor to get the prescription??? How much would it cost????

I always went to shop... and they have... so call..... certified optician with degree, and diploma..... :think::think:
 

Shizuma

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hope you didn't see bokeh balls . that one immediately must go see doctor.
 

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Go visit a doctor first - do an initial check up so at least you know nothing wrong with your eyes (other than near / far sighted etc).

Normally nowadays optician do both computerized and manual checking (where you wear that funny spec to read the small fonts on the wall).
 

huatman

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By right a qualified Optometrist are trained to identify some common eyes illness. But due to nature of their work place, most of then after sometime their main job scope just to sell and do business. Most of them won't do extra steps to examine the health of ur eyes.
An optician can only prescribe glasses but not contact lenses, an optometrist (which graduated with a diploma) can.

Then of cos they are not doctor so a doctor will be a better person to seek advise.
 

edutilos-

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So any good recommendation??? More shop use the computerize method......
Most shops that I go to usually follow-up with another step where they let you try the degree that the computer says you have and adjust the power and astig up or down by a bit to see which you feel more comfortable with, etc.
 

edutilos-

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so no need to go see doctor right?do i go directly to spectacle shop? what is the average price now huh?

thanks
You can try to make spectacles first... Average price depends on what frame you choose, what lens you choose. Want branded frame price higher, want branded lens price also higher. :bsmilie: So it depends on what you want. If your degree is quite bad they will recommend that you take multicoated lens (thinner, otherwise the normal version will look super thick and ugly) which will cost slightly more.
 

catchlights

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You can try to make spectacles first... Average price depends on what frame you choose, what lens you choose. Want branded frame price higher, want branded lens price also higher. :bsmilie: So it depends on what you want. If your degree is quite bad they will recommend that you take multicoated lens (thinner, otherwise the normal version will look super thick and ugly) which will cost slightly more.
multicoated is does not make the lens thinner, but clearer .
thinner lens is high index lens,
 

ed9119

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please see a doctor

seeing problems can also be an early symptom of several health issues
- diabetes
- kidney and/or liver disfunction
- nervous disorder
- early signs of a stroke if there is uncontrolled twitching
- stress or nervous disorder

See an eye specialist or go to the Singapore National Eye Center Home - Singapore National Eye Centre

There are opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists

Good to know yourself WHY is your eyesight like this too ..... reading in low light? too much time staring at computer ? etc etc the results to your eyes will be obvious enough....

BUT If you are totally out of shape and in poor general health, better see a specialist ....
 

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