New glasses issue

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by apashanota, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. apashanota

    apashanota Guest

    I don't know very much about glasses other than what I have read
    online. I just got my new lenses and I am not sure if the problem I am
    having is me or the glasses. With my old frames, I never had this
    issue. I am near sighted and can now see objects further away really
    clear, which is great. The issue is that I am now getting headaches
    looking at objects that are up close. I have always removed my glasses
    to read, but now I can't enjoy meals with my family because looking at
    the food on my plate gives me a headache with my glasses but without my
    glasses, I can't see my family's faces.
    Could it be because my prescription is stronger now?
    I don't have this problem when I wear my contacts.
    What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
    Is my optometrist at fault or the people who made my glasses?

    Also, I am using polycarbonate lenses which are supposed to be
    anti-reflective but I now feel like I have eyes on the back of my head
    because I can see any light source from behind me reflected onto my
    lenses, particularly towards the corners of my lens.

    This has been incredibly frustrating.
    apashanota, Sep 20, 2006
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  2. apashanota

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Friend,

    Please post your new prescription.

    It could be there is an error in the prescription.

    If you have the older prescription -- perhaps you could post that.

    Sometimes the astigmatic component is excessive,
    and will cause distortion in your perpherial field.

    You might prefer a "spherical" prescription -- if that
    meets your the legal visual requirements needs.


    otisbrown, Sep 20, 2006
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  3. apashanota

    Mark A Guest

    You may need progressive lenses, which have a different strength for
    distance (top) and reading (bottom), with a progressive transition area in
    the middle. This is likely if your age is 40 or more. Please list your Rx
    and your age. Also, specify the brand of the lens.

    Polycarb is the worst possible lens material you can purchase from a optical
    quality perspective. It can be particularly bad in a mid to high power
    aspherical design anywhere but dead center (when you are reading or looking
    at people slightly off-center, you are probably not using the center of the
    lens). You might want to ask for a remake of the lens using 1.60 material.
    Even 1.67 would be better from a high quality lens manufacturer.

    It is not unusual for someone to get a lens power that is a bit too strong,
    so mention your problems to whomever did the eye exam.

    The reflections are probably caused by polished edges. Do not get polished
    Mark A, Sep 20, 2006
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