.. I don't have a lot of history with eyeglasses. I am in my\n40s and have only needed them for about 7-8 years now, and even then\nI\nreally only like to wear them at work in front of the computer and\nsometimes going to the movies or in front of the TV. I don't need\nthem for driving or for reading. Basically one eye is quite blurry\nbut the other one is fine.\n\nMy current pair was scratchy so I went to the local optician to get\nan\nupdated prescription and new glasses. The saleswoman asked me what\nI\nuse them for and I explained exactly what I stated above. I do the\neye exam with the optician and a week later pick up my glasses. I\nput\nthem on at home in front of the TV and everything is blurry. I call\nup the sales woman and she tells me "you said you didn't need glasses\nfor distance". Long story short she said to bring them back and\nthey'll replace them, but I am still confused.\n\n\nThe past two times I got glasses (at a different place), they\nprovided\nme with glasses that essentially restored my vision to 20/20. I can\nuse them at work and when I get up from my desk I can leave them on\nand still see everything fine. With these glasses, everything is\nblurry unless it is up close. Is there a different prescription if\nyou say you only want glasses for up-close? I didn't know I had to\nspecify, as I never did before. She didn't do a good job of\nexplaining this to me, so I am still confused.