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Mitchell Axelrod


I'm happy to answer questions about eye exam findings and procedures, glasses and contact lens types/prescriptions/problems. I can also answer questions about general eye conditions/diseases. I do not answer questions concerning surgical techniques/procedures. Please state your age or within a small range when asking questions, as it is often important.

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Optometrist 19 yrs.


Doctor of Optometry, cum laude; Residency in Ocular Disease

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2016-11-28 Eyeglass prescription:

Hi Eric,  The numbers are different the resulting vision would also be different. I always like my patient to tell me from the beginning that there is an issue and to give me all the data so I can check

2016-11-20 eye test results:

Hi Rona,  all those glasses numbers are quite similar and mild. You may be sensitive, so then the only way to figure it out is to have the doctor demonstrate the small differences to each eye and both

2016-09-27 eyes pain:

Hi Manish,  it sounds like your eyes are simply dry, so stay hydrated and use lubricating eye drops. adequate sleep and minimizing caffeine, tea etc can help. the drops are sold in the US over the counter

2016-08-12 Astigmatism:

of course you could eliminate the cylinder for astigmatism, and it would just not be as clear.  this is how it is for you usually without glasses and you are used to it. the problem is the axis of your

2016-07-27 Distilled water in my eyes. Is it bad?:

Hi Daniel,  No worries, it should be fine. You can buy a bottle of 'eye lubricating drops' at a store which has soothing and lubricating components to help the eye feel better. Probably distilled is better


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