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Old 09-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #781
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Can we still buy lens(B&L, Acuvue) online from US online stores? Or HSA banned it already?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #782
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Can we still buy lens(B&L, Acuvue) online from US online stores? Or HSA banned it already?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fversion%3D3%26autohide%3D1%26%26v%3DB0jbVNB9UtY&version=3&v=B0jbVNB9UtY&autohide=1&&gl=US

Every pair of lenses require fitting. So what do you think you're buying? Fish?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #783
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Anyway I have booked my check up with Ngee Ann Optmometry Centre.

Since its just $5 so can give it a try. Forget to ask if i can wear my contact there on that day? Anyone who went before got any idea?
No worries, they do have the lens tray and solution.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #784
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fversion%3D3%26autohide%3D1%26%26v%3DB0jbVNB9UtY&version=3&v=B0jbVNB9UtY&autohide=1&&gl=US

Every pair of lenses require fitting. So what do you think you're buying? Fish?
You think i am dumb or what? Of course i am buying back the same thing i am wearing now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:45 AM   #785
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Any place in Bishan/toapayoh/Amk to do contacts lens fitting and eye check?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #786
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Anyway I have booked my check up with Ngee Ann Optmometry Centre.
Good for you, ZacDolski. BTW, do you live in the East? If you do, I think one can also go to ITE East to do such a test. Just FYI.

Maybe warhunter could further elaborate on this...
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #787
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i like to go malaysia (jb) to buy contact lens. cheap cheap
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:53 PM   #788
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i like to go malaysia (jb) to buy contact lens. cheap cheap
lets see if you kena infection or any other stuff still will say such stuff anot lor
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:36 PM   #789
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lets see if you kena infection or any other stuff still will say such stuff anot lor
Maybe they did have an eye check, just sourcing for cheaper sources. I myself is one example, I do proper eye check and get my lenses from reputable sources.
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Old 15-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #790
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You think i am dumb or what? Of course i am buying back the same thing i am wearing now.
Prescription need to be "renewed" at least once a year.
Everytime you get lenses your eye health must be assessed. Its not so simple as u think. Fitting must be assessed with every batch of lenses dispensed.
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #791
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Good for you, ZacDolski. BTW, do you live in the East? If you do, I think one can also go to ITE East to do such a test. Just FYI.

Maybe warhunter could further elaborate on this...
Dude. There is a huge difference between optometry and opticianry.
The course in ite is for opticianry. Opticians only prescribe glasses if they are "optician R+D" licensed. Dispensing opticians only dispense out glasses with precription from optometrists or eye doctors and does not check your eyes. they hold "optician dispensing" license.

Optometry is a whole different profession. They assess the visual function of patients,diagnose,manage and refer eye disease, prescribe contact lenses and any forms of optical aids eg. Glasses.

Opticians are only allowed to check patient above 8 years old. Optometrists are allowed to check younger patients.

We already have enough black sheep opticians breaking the law and they are still producing more opticians without first controlling the situation. Overseas opticians are not even allowed to check the prescription. They are only allowed to dispense glasses with a written prescription from optomtrists and ophthalmologists.
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:05 AM   #792
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Maybe they did have an eye check, just sourcing for cheaper sources. I myself is one example, I do proper eye check and get my lenses from reputable sources.
As I always say. Eye health and fitting must be assessed with every batch of lenses dispensed.
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Old 15-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #793
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As I always say. Eye health and fitting must be assessed with every batch of lenses dispensed.
ya, i also got go jb buy before but only go for professional optical shops & get my eye checked then buy. so i think no worries one
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #794
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ya, i also got go jb buy before but only go for professional optical shops & get my eye checked then buy. so i think no worries one
Most probably they only check your eye power. They don't go into checking your eye health and fitting.
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Old 15-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #795
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Dude. There is a huge difference between optometry and opticianry.
The course in ite is for opticianry. Opticians only prescribe glasses if they are "optician R+D" licensed. Dispensing opticians only dispense out glasses with precription from optometrists or eye doctors and does not check your eyes. they hold "optician dispensing" license.

Optometry is a whole different profession. They assess the visual function of patients,diagnose,manage and refer eye disease, prescribe contact lenses and any forms of optical aids eg. Glasses.

Opticians are only allowed to check patient above 8 years old. Optometrists are allowed to check younger patients.

We already have enough black sheep opticians breaking the law and they are still producing more opticians without first controlling the situation. Overseas opticians are not even allowed to check the prescription. They are only allowed to dispense glasses with a written prescription from optomtrists and ophthalmologists.
warhunter, thanks for the info. Wow! Luckily I did not go to ITE East for my eye check last month!
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