getting a prescription
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Thanks for the post. That is such a good question! Some opticians/optometrists do not like giving your prescription to the "competition". They probably realize there is a good chance you may be going to another retailer. When placing an RX order we ask our customers for their Doctor Info. If something is missing we try to retrieve it. However, there are many cases where the office staff doesn't wish to grant our request. When that happens we ask our patients to contact the opticians themselves. Because this is your medical information you have a right to it. You can also ask for a copy at the end of your exam, this will be a lot easier. Please do not forget to include the pupil distance.
The doctor may want your business but in this economy you need to think about getting quality prescription eyewear at a incredible price.
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- Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:59 am
Cuvee123 wrote:I was about to buy prescription lenses from an online website (Replacement Lens Express) and I asked my eye doctor for my Rx. He didn't want to give it out to me, so I emailed the sales rep and told her that he wouldn't give it to me. She explained to me in-depth that it is actually illegal not to give it out - when you pay for your eye exam, you are also paying for your prescription! They can make it difficult on you, and make you feel bad, but legally they HAVE to give it to you, so know your rights!
Your you correct. It is your medical information and by rights, it's yours. Thanks for the post.
stefanie wrote:thanks for your post. i get some useful information from this post. i bought one pair of prescription at ebay.
Stefanie, I am glad you find this forum informative. We are always happy to help!!!!!