Eyeglass Prescription Question

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Jeffy3, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Jeffy3

    Jeffy3 Guest

    .. I don't have a lot of history with eyeglasses. I am in my
    40s and have only needed them for about 7-8 years now, and even then
    really only like to wear them at work in front of the computer and
    sometimes going to the movies or in front of the TV. I don't need
    them for driving or for reading. Basically one eye is quite blurry
    but the other one is fine.

    My current pair was scratchy so I went to the local optician to get
    updated prescription and new glasses. The saleswoman asked me what
    use them for and I explained exactly what I stated above. I do the
    eye exam with the optician and a week later pick up my glasses. I
    them on at home in front of the TV and everything is blurry. I call
    up the sales woman and she tells me "you said you didn't need glasses
    for distance". Long story short she said to bring them back and
    they'll replace them, but I am still confused.

    The past two times I got glasses (at a different place), they
    me with glasses that essentially restored my vision to 20/20. I can
    use them at work and when I get up from my desk I can leave them on
    and still see everything fine. With these glasses, everything is
    blurry unless it is up close. Is there a different prescription if
    you say you only want glasses for up-close? I didn't know I had to
    specify, as I never did before. She didn't do a good job of
    explaining this to me, so I am still confused.
    Jeffy3, Jun 12, 2007
  2. Jeffy3

    Jeffy3 Guest

    Thanks for the response. Just to clarify, I can use them for reading
    but I don't have to. With my current glasses I can wear them doing
    anything and can see fine. With the new ones, everything is blurry
    except for close up.
    Jeffy3, Jun 12, 2007
  3. Jeffy3

    Churie. Guest

    Since you have reached the age of forty you might be heading for
    Presbyopia that is you may find it difficult to read smaller print
    version.This is a natural human phenomenon like greying of hair or
    skin getting shrunk or baldness.Every human being born in this
    universe has to undergo these changes.Consult your Ophthalmologist as
    he might prescribe a glasses for near vision.
    Churie., Jun 14, 2007
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