glasses out of focus to balance vision?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by jprescott9, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. jprescott9

    jprescott9 Guest


    I recently had an eye test done, and the optometrist had glasses made
    for me. I'm myopic. The lens for the left eye improves my long-
    distance vision a lot; however, there is little improvement for my
    right eye which is the weaker one.

    The optometrist said, "There will still be a difference between your
    eyes... come back in a year and I'll make a better lens for your right

    Is it justifiable to make glasses with one eye out of focus in order
    to "balance" the eyes and "train the brain"? Or is he just creating
    repeat business? Sorry if I sound cynical, but I've actually had 3 eye
    tests done over the past couple of years, all with wildly different
    results though my vision hasn't changed.

    - J
    jprescott9, Jul 4, 2007
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  2. sometimes it is best to undercorrect the weaker eye (if for eg. your
    right eye is highly myopic wrt your left eye) so the glasses are
    comfortable to wear. especially true for a first pair of glasses.
    michael toulch, Jul 4, 2007
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