Help interpret prescription changes

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by chrispdixon, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. chrispdixon

    chrispdixon Guest

    As you will see by my prescription, I am very nearsighted. I just
    went to my opthomogist after 3 years, and he said "my vision changed
    only slightly" but nothing more. I was wondering if you could help me
    understand what changed.

    2004: Rt: -16.5 sph, +1.25 cyl, 90 axis; Lft: -14 sph, +1.5 cyl, 90
    axis
    2007: Rt: -16.5 sph, +1.75 cyl, 90 axis; Lft: -13.5 sph, +2.0 cyl, 90
    axis

    If I just look at sphere, it looks like my nearsightedness stayed
    about the same (with perhaps even a slight improvement in the left
    eye). However, the cyl numbers went up. Does that mean my
    astigmatism got a little bit worse? To further confuse things, when I
    ran the equivalent sphere calculations, it looked like both eyes
    improved a little - something that just doesn't happen with my ever-
    deteriorating vision.

    Would it make any sense to get new contacts or glasses with these
    changes? I'm going to see a specialist about possible IOL or clear
    lens extraction next month.
     
    chrispdixon, Sep 22, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Chris,


    Would it make any sense to get new contacts or glasses with these
    changes?

    Otis> No.

    I'm going to see a specialist about possible IOL or clear
    lens extraction next month.

    Otis> Replacing the internal lens of the eye (if correctly done)
    should bring you back to "plano". I would ask them
    if they can "clear" -13 diopers of myopia. But
    wait for them to tell you.
     
    otisbrown, Sep 23, 2007
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  3. chrispdixon

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Chris,

    Would it make any sense to get new contacts or glasses with these
    changes?

    Otis> No.

    I'm going to see a specialist about possible IOL or clear
    lens extraction next month.

    Otis> Replacing the internal lens of the eye (if correctly done)
    should bring you back to "plano". I would ask them
    if they can "clear" -16 diopers of myopia. But
    wait for them to tell you.

    Otis> Or just give then a call if you are concerned. They
    are the experts.

    Otis

    =============
     
    otisbrown, Sep 23, 2007
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  4. chrispdixon

    chrispdixon Guest

    If the cyl number increases, does that mean my astigmatism is getting
    worse? You said, "A half-diopter of cyl is pretty typical for a 3-
    year interval". It went from 1.5 to 2, which on pure math might look
    like it's worsened by 33%. Am I just incorrectly interpreting the
    meaning of cyl?

    I'm 36 years old... and yes, I'm going to see a specialist about
    possible lens replacement, but I'm not sure I'll be able to afford it
    since they told me it's considered "cosmetic" and not covered by
    insurance if you don't have cataracts. Even if I do, the procedure
    would have to wait until 2008 so that I can use flex spending account
    from work.
     
    chrispdixon, Sep 23, 2007
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    Dr Judy Guest

    Looking it as total power in the meridians:
    2004
    RE: -16.5 / -14.25
    LE: - 14 / -12.5

    2007
    RE: -16.5 / -13.75
    LE: - 13.5 / - 11.5

    So the percentage change will not seem as large, 5 -10%.

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Sep 23, 2007
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  6. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    Hi,
    36 years old.

    I think the anger is shrouding your vision, Mike. Didn't you read?
     
    Zetsu, Sep 23, 2007
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  7. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    Why do I have to read?

    Because you asked, silly.

    You can't 'demonstrate' someone's age, you have to read it.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 23, 2007
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  8. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    Why not?

    Because you don't have their passport, or identity or whatnot.

    You have to ask them first.
    Sure you can. You don't even need to read Bates, you can read nothing
    at all.

    You can find out all by yourself, the truths.

    Bates acknowledged that the methods used in the cure of imperfect
    sight were not his, but the methods of Nature.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 23, 2007
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  9. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    Hi,
    Not if you cure it intentionally.

    Nature is there to cure you, always, but you must call out to it first.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 23, 2007
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  10. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    And every bit as effective!

    Should I prepare for another lecture from you on 'placebo'?

    Oh dear.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 23, 2007
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  11. chrispdixon

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Sorry. Rishi Giovanni Gatti (Zetsu), Lena102938, and Otis Brown are
    trolls who haunt s.m.v.

    Rishi has published, and is trying to sell worthless books.

    Otis is pathologically dishonest and actually hurts people.
    Following his advice can induce double vision in those
    not working closely with an eye doctor.

    Lena102938 uses anti-eye doctor rhetoric as a substitute for ANY
    actual information. It seems she now has to wear glasses and has
    developed a pathological (and ILLOGICAL) resentment toward the
    industry that "foisted these glasses upon her."

    You'd do well to ignore them and wait for responses from the
    caring, compassionate eye doctors who DO also participate in this site.
     
    Neil Brooks, Sep 23, 2007
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  12. chrispdixon

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Sorry. Rishi Giovanni Gatti (Zetsu), Lena102938, and Otis Brown are
    trolls who haunt s.m.v.

    Rishi has published, and is trying to sell worthless books.

    Otis is pathologically dishonest and actually hurts people.
    Following his advice can induce double vision in those
    not working closely with an eye doctor.

    Lena102938 uses anti-eye doctor rhetoric as a substitute for ANY
    actual information. It seems she now has to wear glasses and has
    developed a pathological (and ILLOGICAL) resentment toward the
    industry that "foisted these glasses upon her."

    You'd do well to ignore them and wait for responses from the
    caring, compassionate eye doctors who DO also participate in this site.
     
    Neil Brooks, Sep 23, 2007
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  13. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    Hi,
    And you know everything there is to know, of course.

    If you don't know something happens, it must be impossible.

    Brilliant logic there.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 24, 2007
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  14. chrispdixon

    Zetsu Guest

    No, you've made it clear that you place great faith in placebo treatments.

    Faith, no. I have just demonstrated the truth in the cure of imperfect
    sight.

    That does not require faith, but a willingness to try.

    On the other hand, it could be a placebo treatment. Oh no!

    But it works in 100% cases! Who cares if it is.
     
    Zetsu, Sep 24, 2007
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  15. chrispdixon

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Sorry. Rishi Giovanni Gatti (Zetsu), Lena102938, and Otis Brown are
    trolls who haunt s.m.v.

    Rishi has published, and is trying to sell worthless books.

    Otis is pathologically dishonest and actually hurts people.
    Following his advice can induce double vision in those
    not working closely with an eye doctor.

    Lena102938 uses anti-eye doctor rhetoric as a substitute for ANY
    actual information. It seems she now has to wear glasses and has
    developed a pathological (and ILLOGICAL) resentment toward the
    industry that "foisted these glasses upon her."

    You'd do well to ignore them and wait for responses from the
    caring, compassionate eye doctors who DO also participate in this site.
     
    Neil Brooks, Sep 24, 2007
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  16. chrispdixon

    lena102938 Guest

    Mike,
    They never have came.
     
    lena102938, Sep 24, 2007
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