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Expired Contact Lens Prescription

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:41 PM
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Default Expired Contact Lens Prescription

If you have a genuine prescription for contact lenses, but it's expired, can you still use it to order contact lenses on line? Do they check up on this sort of thing?
Supposing the don't, and they give you the contacts, can your prescription change so much that these new contacts are useless at best, harmful at worst?
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:11 PM
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The company would be breaking the law.
They are required to by law.
They could be blurry, harmful is difficult to say, headaches and blurred vision would be the most likely symptom of an out of date prescription, actual damage to the eyes or vision would be dependent on a lot of factors.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:55 PM
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The company would be breaking the law.
They are required to by law.
They could be blurry, harmful is difficult to say, headaches and blurred vision would be the most likely symptom of an out of date prescription, actual damage to the eyes or vision would be dependent on a lot of factors.
Thank you Sir Robin. I knew it would be a bad idea.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:49 PM
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The company would be breaking the law.
They are required to by law.
They could be blurry, harmful is difficult to say, headaches and blurred vision would be the most likely symptom of an out of date prescription, actual damage to the eyes or vision would be dependent on a lot of factors.
Thanks. Sir Robin.

Make sure those prescriptions are up to date, folks.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:05 PM
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The company would be breaking the law.
They are required to by law.
They could be blurry, harmful is difficult to say, headaches and blurred vision would be the most likely symptom of an out of date prescription, actual damage to the eyes or vision would be dependent on a lot of factors.
That makes sense. If my friendly neighborhood pharmacist gave me medication with an expired prescription, he could get into trouble and lose his license.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:32 PM
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That makes sense. If my friendly neighborhood pharmacist gave me medication with an expired prescription, he could get into trouble and lose his license.
I would hope there would be some kind of consequences to selling expired prescriptions.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:00 PM
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Default Truth or Consequences

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I would hope there would be some kind of consequences to selling expired prescriptions.
You're right, Superschwin. So would I.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:19 PM
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They could be blurry, harmful is difficult to say, headaches and blurred vision would be the most likely symptom of an out of date prescription, actual damage to the eyes or vision would be dependent on a lot of factors.
So wearing contact lenses wouldn't be harmful, as in doing physical damage to your body, it just seems rather pointless to wear contact lenses and still have things be blurry.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:41 PM
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So wearing contact lenses wouldn't be harmful, as in doing physical damage to your body, it just seems rather pointless to wear contact lenses and still have things be blurry.
This is true, ruththomas. If your contact lenses have expired, it's best to replace them. It's likely that they will become blurry and/or uncomfortable just before they expire anyway.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:22 PM
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This is true, ruththomas. If your contact lenses have expired, it's best to replace them. It's likely that they will become blurry and/or uncomfortable just before they expire anyway.
Blurry and/or uncomfortable, but not actually harmful?
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:21 PM
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Blurry and/or uncomfortable, but not actually harmful?
Go back to post #2 and read what Sir Robin had to say about that.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:02 AM
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People need regular eye exams. Your vision might change. A newer product might work better. There might be some damage to your eye.

That said there isn't really a difference between ordering a year (or more) supply of lenses 11 months and 20 days after your eye exam or finding a vendor which will process an order even though your last exam was just over a year ago. Only one is legal but using a script which is a few weeks out of date won't automatically lead to headaches and blurred vision.

People need to take responsibility. You're having some difficulty reading signs. Your vision is blurry. Don't until your year is up. Get an appointment.

You're out of lenses and your script has expired. Make an appointment with your eye doctor. See if you can pick up a trial lens until your exam.

It makes no sense to order a supply of contacts, get an exam and find out a different script or brand of lenses works better.

An eye doctor can extend your script without an eye exam, if he thinks it's appropriate. I wouldn't think very many doctors would routinely do so.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:58 AM
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People need regular eye exams. Your vision might change. A newer product might work better. There might be some damage to your eye.

That said there isn't really a difference between ordering a year (or more) supply of lenses 11 months and 20 days after your eye exam or finding a vendor which will process an order even though your last exam was just over a year ago. Only one is legal but using a script which is a few weeks out of date won't automatically lead to headaches and blurred vision.

People need to take responsibility. You're having some difficulty reading signs. Your vision is blurry. Don't until your year is up. Get an appointment.

You're out of lenses and your script has expired. Make an appointment with your eye doctor. See if you can pick up a trial lens until your exam.

It makes no sense to order a supply of contacts, get an exam and find out a different script or brand of lenses works better.

An eye doctor can extend your script without an eye exam, if he thinks it's appropriate. I wouldn't think very many doctors would routinely do so.
Thank you for those very good suggestions, Lurker2010. I'm glad you thought of them.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:24 PM
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An eye doctor can extend your script without an eye exam, if he thinks it's appropriate. I wouldn't think very many doctors would routinely do so.
That's good to know, lurker2010, thanks. I wonder if eye doctors would avoid this practice in order to also avoid lawsuits? I can just see some freak thing happening and someone suing a good, talented doctor because their new lenses are not suitable and the patient blames the doctor for not doing the follow-up exam.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:02 AM
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People need to take responsibility. You're having some difficulty reading signs. Your vision is blurry. Don't [wait] until your year is up. Get an appointment.

You're out of lenses and your script has expired. Make an appointment with your eye doctor. See if you can pick up a trial lens until your exam.
Those are some good tips, lurker2010. Thanks for posting them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:15 PM
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That's good to know, lurker2010, thanks. I wonder if eye doctors would avoid this practice in order to also avoid lawsuits? I can just see some freak thing happening and someone suing a good, talented doctor because their new lenses are not suitable and the patient blames the doctor for not doing the follow-up exam.
Yes, that's something that could certainly happen in what one of my teachers called a "litigious society." It means people like to sue people.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:30 PM
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Yes, that's something that could certainly happen in what one of my teachers called a "litigious society." It means people like to sue people.
Yes, and if you can hire a lawyer who wears cool glasses, even better.
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