Astigmatism prescription glasses making me see crooked

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by coolguy, May 12, 2006.

  1. coolguy

    coolguy Guest

    Today I got my prescription glasses for astigmatism (-0.75 in righ
    eye, -1.50 in left)

    I was told to wear them while watching TV and using the computer (i.e
    all the time for me)

    However, I am wearing them and looking at my SQUARE shaped compute
    screen right now and I see a trapezium shaped monitor kinda like thi

    The trapezium I see is not quite that narrow on top and as wide at th
    bottom but it is CLEARLY there.

    Also, if I look down at the keyboard it looks as if the table i
    heavily slanted towards me

    Finally, everything is a bit hazy which I was told to expect

    My dad says he had this problem when he got his astigmatism glasse
    too and he just returned them and got simple reading glasses. Bu
    since I have astigmatism shouldn't get Astigmatism glasses for usin
    a computer?

    I am real confused. Please help
    coolguy, May 12, 2006
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  2. coolguy

    Dom Guest

    Your experience is pretty common for glasses that correct astigmatism.
    Give it at least a few days or even a few weeks if necessary to get used
    to them - persevere! If you still have trouble after a good couple of
    weeks, then go back and ask for help - they can easily reduce the cyl
    component if necessary.

    Dom, May 13, 2006
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  3. coolguy

    Roy Starrin Guest

    This has been my experience also after a botched LRI.
    What does reducing the CYL do? My last OD hit the prescription quite
    well with current trifocal script:
    OD +.75/-3.00/99 Add +2.25 (Problem eye)
    OS +.75/-1.00/70 Add +2.25 (Provided for info only-it works fine)
    I thought the improvement was due to a really fine job on the axis,
    but what so I know.
    Anyway, if OD CYL was reduced to-2.75 or -2.50, what would change
    I have great clarity/sharpeness now. The earth is just not quite
    For th OP: This OD spent 2 hours with me on day one, ensuring that we
    agreed that the script was valid. On day 2 he had trial frames set up
    for me, and, after the wall charts, we went for a walk. He carried
    some possible lens variations with him. You might try this.
    So, I am now satisfied that I have the best possible script. I'm
    still trying to decide if what I see is acceptable, or if I want more
    surgery done (by someone else).
    Roy Starrin, May 13, 2006
  4. coolguy

    Dom Guest

    Roy Starrin wrote:

    Reduce meridional magnification, therefore reduce aniseikonia, therefore
    reduce the distortions in the vision.

    My last OD hit the prescription quite
    Not a lot - slightly reduced clarity, and slightly reduced aniseikonia.
    If I wanted to change a -3.00 cyl in order to solve an aniseikonia
    problem, I'd want to change it by more than just 0.25 or 0.50. But of
    course the more cyl you remove the more potential effect on the clarity.
    Interestingly many astigmats aren't too concerned about having their cyl

    Dom, May 14, 2006
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