English Speaking Optometrist in BsAs and Eye Glasses

Joe

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Can anyone recommend an English speaking optometrist in BsAs. After 10 good years of Lasix I am in need of glasses.

What should I expect to pay for an eye examination and prescription?

Any recommendation for where to get eye glasses and how much it will cost?
 
Joe said:
Can anyone recommend an English speaking optometrist in BsAs. After 10 good years of Lasix I am in need of glasses.

What should I expect to pay for an eye examination and prescription?

Any recommendation for where to get eye glasses and how much it will cost?
I would think that the benefits of Lasik eye surgery would last forever. Perhaps, you should seek out an ophthalmologist not an optometrist (at least for starters).
 

Joe

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I was blind as a bat (-8 on my contacts) before the surgery and can still see pretty well. But slowly but surely getting a little more near sighted.

And I skied all winter in Colorado and might have damaged my eyes a little from the sun (even with goggles on it is bright).
 

RWS

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From what I've been told, one's eyes after corrective surgery naturally (albeit slowly) regress to the status quo ante (for most of us, that means back to near-sightedness). Apparently the causes of the regression aren't yet completely understood.
 

syngirl

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So does anyone know an optometrist or opthamalogist they can recommend? I don't need english speaking, but I need someone good!

(Joe, you think you were bad, I'm -8.5 and -10 in contact lenses, plus have dry eye and an astigmatism -- for me, I'm not planning any surgeries until they really truly cannot help my vision with contacts anymore!)
 

Joe

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syngirl, I don't blame you. I think eye surgery is an unnecessary risk and I probably will never do it again. I did my surgery 10 years ago when Lasik was still new - not really a good idea in hindsight.

Although the surgery improved my vision greatly - it also gave me a slight case of astigmatism as well as reducing my night vision.

But all in all, 10 years of freedom from glasses was a pretty good run.

In the US, I've seen about three optometrist in the last ten years and they all provided what seemed like a pretty thorough exam looking for disease, detached retina, etc. I don't know if that is the practice here or not. Do you need to go to an ophthalmologist in Argentina to get an exam beyond just a prescription?

I found another post that recommends an optometrist and a Lasik office as well: http://baexpats.org/expat-life/4590-laser-eye-surgery.html

Here is the optometrist recommended:

Optometrist: Dr. Baccarelli
Tel: 011 4311 5187
 

jantango

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Dr. Daniel Scorsetti - opthamologist and surgeon
Ayacucho 1342 piso 2 (Recoleta)
4806-8060/8061/3684

a private exam and consultation is 250 pesos.
 
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Bianca

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jantango said:
Dr. Daniel Scorsetti - opthamologist and surgeon
Ayacucho 1342 piso 2 (Recoleta)
4806-8060/8061/3684

a private exam and consultation is 250 pesos.
Have you (or someone you know) gone to this ophthalmologist and can recommend his work? I am also looking an English speaking ophthalmologist, but for Lasik in addition to the exams before and afterward.

The optometrist listed above, Dr. Baccarelli, was recommended to me through a friend that lives here, but I don't know whether or not he speaks English
 

elhombresinnombre

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syngirl said:
So does anyone know an optometrist or opthamalogist they can recommend? I don't need english speaking, but I need someone good!
My eye doctor is Pablo Andersson at the Hospital Británico. He speaks good English and immediately recognised the complications I have from an earlier retinal detachment. From my own experience, I'd recommend him.
 
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