Object size with glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Bob Jones, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Guest

    Does anybody know why objects appear smaller with certain glasses? When I
    got my glasses last year, I thought it was because of the strong
    prescription. But when I got a new pair a year later with almost the same
    prescription, even the same brand and type of lenses, objects appear to be
    the "normal" size. Does this have anything to do with the frames? Because
    that's the only difference.
    Bob Jones, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. Bob Jones

    Dan Abel Guest

    I don't know if I can explain this very well. If you are very myopic,
    then glasses make everything appear much smaller. However, it can be very
    difficult to tell. I used to be very myopic. With my glasses on, I soon
    learned how to tell how big something was. When I took my glasses off,
    things didn't appear any bigger. They didn't appear at all! Everything
    was just a big blur.

    I cannot explain why one pair of glasses makes things smaller and one
    doesn't. How strong is your prescription?
    Dan Abel, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Guest

    I just checked with my optomitrist. She said it could be the base curvature
    of the lenses, but her technician said it was my reduced astigmatism. My
    astigmatism used to be 2.50 and now is 0.75. Anyway I am going to replace
    the lenses and see if it helps.
    Bob Jones, Jan 3, 2004
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