Adapting to new prescription

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Charles, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    I'm having a heck of a time adapting to my new prescription. I have a fairly
    minor prescription to begin with, something like 0.25 power and 1.25 cylinder
    in both eyes. For this go around, I think they went from 1.0 to 1.25 cylinder
    in one eye. I've had the glasses for about a week and they are still driving
    me crazy. Everything is sharp, for the most part, and I can definitely tell
    things are sharper than they used to be in the ey that changed, but I have
    this vague disoriented feeling all the time, and it's really bad when I go
    outside and look far away - I basically feel kind of cross eyed looking at a
    distance. I get the same thing to a lesser extent just watching TV. I'm not
    sure if it's related, but especially when watching TV I have a strong urge to
    turn my head to an angle with the TV and watch kind of out of the corner of
    my eye.

    Any words of wisdom? Should I just keep trying to adapt for another week or
    two, or is this unusual?
    Charles, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. If you've worn them more or less full time for a few days and are still
    bothered, there is something wrong with the Rx or the glasses or both.

    The head turn bit makes me think you've got a serious distortion in the
    center of one or both of the lenses.

    Have them checked by a disinterested party against the written Rx, for

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 31, 2005
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  3. Charles

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Charles,

    Subject: Try a "spherical" lens.

    This is a matter of your choice, but
    it seems that you have SLIGHT hyperopia.

    You might try a mild "plus" over-the-counter
    glass for reading -- and see if this is
    easier for you.


    otisbrown, Jul 31, 2005
  4. Charles

    p.clarkii Guest


    please ignor the posting from otisbrown. his reply is moronic, and he
    is untrained as an eyecare professional. he insist on posting in this
    forum and he misleads people constantly.

    if you have astigmatism of about 1.00 to 1.25 diopters then a spherical
    lens would be totally inappropriate. also, OTC reading glasses will be
    totally ineffective for the problems you are describing.

    getting adjusted to a change in your astigmatism correction would be my
    best guess about what you are going through. as mentioned by William
    Stacy, why not get the prescription in the glasses verified against the
    prescription that was written out for you when you had your
    examination. if the specs have been made correctly, i would see my
    eyedoc again and let him know what your problems are. this is not an
    uncommon situation for your eyedoc.
    p.clarkii, Jul 31, 2005
  5. Charles

    A Lieberman Guest

    Dear Charles,

    Please disregard Otis's postings. He is not in the medical profession nor
    is he in the position to give medical advice.

    Thank you!

    A Lieberman, Jul 31, 2005
  6. Charles

    Charles Guest

    On 7/31/2005 11:39:33 AM, William Stacy wrote:
    Thanks everyone for the input. I guess I'll have to go back and have them
    looked at again. The problem is so subtle that I think maybe I'm just more
    sensitive than most people and should give it more time. I've already been
    back once since I was not even close to adapting last time. It wasn't the
    glasses themselves, it was the prescription. In addition to increased
    astigmatism, they had more power in the other eye and that was really driving
    me nuts. This time I'm close to adapting, and as I said, things are fairly
    crisp. I don't want to be the problem patient...

    One other thing I've noticed while obsessing over this problem is that things
    are a little sharper looking out of the left side of the lens, like if I
    point my head to the right while looking at the text I'm typing. This is true
    on both eyes. Shouldn't the prescription stay fairly constant over my field
    of view, except for maybe the very very edge?
    Charles, Aug 1, 2005
  7. Charles

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Charles,

    Subject: Some "effect" of an astigmatic lens.

    You might call your OD and state that you
    would like your astigmatic "correction"
    converted to "spherical equivalent",
    and ask that he provide that prescription
    to you.

    Some people have these "reactions" to
    an astigmatic "cut" in the lens.

    If he refuses to do this -- please
    post his response and reasons.


    otisbrown, Aug 1, 2005
  8. Charles

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Charles,

    A "spherical equivalent" will have equal power in all

    If this lens gives you 20/20, then perhaps the
    astigmatism "cut" is not that "necessary".
    Give it a try.


    otisbrown, Aug 1, 2005
  9. Giving Moronic advice again Otis?

    Dear Charles,

    Please ignore Otis (who conveniently forgot to state here that he is an
    True, but there are several other solutions to his problem. What suprizes me
    is that you are willing to offer advice that will over prescribe his myopia.
    Hope Charles has been lurking around here long enough to know what to do
    with your advice.
    Otis, Charles has already received good advice from professionals, of
    course, you think you know better.
    I would refuse. Anyone here willing to follow Otis's advice and prescribe a
    spherical equavalent for charles at this point?

    Roland J. Izaac
    Philip D Izaac, Aug 1, 2005
  10. Charles

    retinula Guest

    every time you open your mouth you stick your foot in farther and
    demonstrate your ignorance more

    if a patient has one diopter or more of astigmatism, spherical lenses
    are inappropriate.
    why do you think reading glasses will help him when he has a distance
    complaint of distortion?
    where did you get the idea he is hyperopic\/ he is an astigmat

    you should go to some other forum.

    sick, pathetic, old fool
    retinula, Aug 1, 2005
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