Astigmatism Glasses Distortion

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by rcam, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. rcam

    rcam Guest

    I have recenlty had Lasik surgery to correct the following percription

    +2.50 -4.00 75
    +2.50 -4.00 105

    The result has been superb with a perfect left eye and a little
    residual distortion in the right. My vision is brighter, more
    colourful,I am more alert, my eyes naturally focuses to the horizon, my
    eyes can now focus and move quickly and fluidly.

    Compare this to wearing glasses where the image was dull, flat, two
    dimentional (all the image was in focus, no sense of depth) and there
    was no central point (sweet spot)to the vision (I saw everything at
    once).Even though technically had 20/20 vision, compared to what I have
    now I could bearly see at all. Wearing glasses seemed to restricted the
    movement of the eye and this made me rather dopey.

    What I would like to know has anyone else had a similar experience with
    glasses? I have worn glasses since the age of seven and am now thirty
    four, why won't opticians tell you that glasses do not give you
    anywhere near normal vision?
    rcam, Oct 25, 2005
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  2. I'm glad to hear you had a good result. Hopefully it will remain stable
    for many years.

    I think you got bad glasses. I wore astigmatic correction (not as bad
    as yours, but 2.5 in one eye and 1.75 in the other) With glasses, I saw
    perfect 20/15 from age 18 to 58. Then I got cataracts and had my myopia
    and my astigmatism corrected, and I now see better without glasses than
    I did at 18 without glasses, but I still wear glasses to correct that
    little bit of residual, so with glasses I see the same, perfect 20/15 I
    had when wearing glasses at age 18 and all the intervening years. Don't
    know why you had a problem, for sure it's not a typical complaint, but
    whatever it was it's good that you're apparently fixed.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Oct 25, 2005
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  3. rcam

    Larry Guest

    I had exactly the opposite experience as you.
    Up to age 40 I had 20/10 vision, uncorrected.
    Then I needed glasses for a lot of reading.
    Then I needed glasses for any reading.
    Now I need bifocals for everything.
    It sure isn't the same.
    Geez I miss my eyesight. Sadly surgery will only give temporary results for
    Larry, Oct 26, 2005
  4. Not sure if you're replying to me or the original poster of this thread.
    When you don't include ANY of the post you're replying to, it's
    impossible to tell (hint). Anyway, your last couple of sentences caught
    my eye. What do you mean, you LOST YOUR EYESIGHT????

    Somehow I doubt that (did you actually go blind?). Maybe you lost a
    little focusing ability...

    And what's that about surgery only temporary? What surgery for what
    problem? Maybe you don't have the whole scoop. Post a few details...

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Oct 26, 2005
  5. rcam

    Dan Abel Guest

    What LASIK shop did you say you work for?


    Hasn't been my experience at all. I wore glasses for 35 years and now
    am rid of them (mostly). They did cause problems, but nothing like
    you've described. I didn't have all that much astigmatism, though.

    For people who don't like glasses, I highly recommend considering
    contacts. They are a lot more hassle, but eliminate some of the
    disadvantages of glasses. For some people, they don't work so well for
    astigmatism correction.
    Dan Abel, Oct 26, 2005
  6. rcam

    rcam Guest

    Wore toric lenses for a while, though better than glasses, still no
    where as good as now. Besides, contacts were heavy, dried the eyes out
    and made the eyes very sore. I was very prone to eye infections and
    cysts because the lenses would twist off the meridian and the only way
    to adjust was by using a finger (not very hygenic). In the end I could
    no longer tolerate lenses (not uncommon) and surgery was the only real
    rcam, Oct 27, 2005
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