Shooting Sports USA - August 2018 - 26

FEATURE | VISION

ALL REFRACTIONS
ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL
Many of my patients who come in for
their shooters' exams bring copies of their
most recent eyeglass prescriptions, some
prescribed as recently as a week prior. Much
to my dismay, about half of them tend to
be incorrect. To demonstrate this, I simply
show my patients their phoroptor results (the
instrument with all the lenses), as compared
to the numbers written on their prescriptions,
which could be from an Ophthalmologist or
an Optometrist, from private practices, HMOs,
or commercial settings.
With our computerized society and all the
data collected from credit card companies,
cell phone service providers and the like,
we cannot escape from being categorized.
There is a dirty little secret I discovered in
my industry years ago when a lab rep from
one of the biggest vision plans dropped
by. All doctors within this vision plan have

a number attached to his/her profile that
represents their "redo rate," some as high as
25 percent. That means one in four patients
complained enough about their prescription
eyeglasses that they had to be re-done. This
is most likely in addition to the significant
percentage who struggled with their lenses,
but never complained.
During your last eye exam, did your eye
care professional double check your distance
vision with both eyes opened "after" doing
the exam to each eye alone? Often when
checked binocularly, the eyes differ from
when checked monocularly. Since we all
see with both eyes opened, this practice
should always be done during the end of the
refraction. Both the right and left eyes should
be checked simultaneously with additional
lenses to confirm what was found with each
eye alone. It doesn't take long, but this last
and final verification tends to be omitted,
with the possible subsequent error to the Rx
potentially accounting for frequent eyestrain.

Here's Eric Pueppke verifying his prescription without using an occluder at Dr. Wong's office

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