New glasses - big problem

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by T2001, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. T2001

    T2001 Guest

    I got an eye exam with a new optometrist in the beginning of May. He
    said he was making my distance script stronger by half a diopter.It had
    been 2 1/2 years since I had a prescription change (I am 64).The new
    glasses hurt my eyes so I went in to have them checked and my script
    was reduced to a 1/4 diopter change. That change hurt my eyes too
    though I tried for 3 weeks to get used to them without success. By this
    time, the shop is giving me attitude ... like it's all my fault. I can
    see better in my old lenses and I had told him my distance vision
    seemed fine at the first exam. I just felt I needed an increase in the
    reading area. Is it possible my distance vision has stabilized and I do
    not really need to have a stronger prescription? The doctor said no, at
    my age I need change. Should I expect the shop to redo the glasses yet
    again or should I have to pay for all new lenses? This is a Pearle shop.
    T2001, Jun 21, 2005
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  2. I must assume from your comments that you are farsighted, and the new
    prescription has more plus power. The new lenses with only a quarter
    more plus might possibly be giving you the eyestrain, but most
    individuals are not so sensitive to quarter changes. There are MANY
    variables in how a pair of glasses are manufactured that can give you a
    headache. The curve on the front of the glasses can be different than
    you are used to, the distance between the lenses can be off, and so on.
    A good optician is also a good detective that can sit down with your
    old comfortable eyeglasses and make sure he is not changing the curves
    and measurements from one pair to another. Ask them to do the
    detective work, or find an optician who will.
    doctor_my_eye, Jun 21, 2005
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  3. The glasses should not "hurt" your eyes. There is something wrong with
    them. Keep going back 'til they get it right, or go somewhere else. If
    you do go somewhere else and they fix the problem, go back to the first
    and show them the new, working Rx, and ask for a refund.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 21, 2005
  4. The glasses should not "hurt" your eyes.

    They shouldn't hurt unless u are nearsighted and are getting
    overprescribed. Also, astigmatism also hurts.

    For once I have to agree with William Stacy, glasses should not if you
    are farsighted. But I have never been farsighted. So I don't know.
    CHINESEMALE(age16), Jun 22, 2005
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