problem with glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Ally, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Ally

    Ally Guest


    I am new to this group. I have a problem with my new glasses, and
    someone recommended that I ask my questions here.

    The problem is, as I mentioned, with my new reading glasses and with
    the unidentified source of the blur they give me. The prescription is
    -6.5 spherical for both eyes, and -1.0 cylinder for left and -.25
    cylinder for the right eye. It is exactly one diopter less than what I
    would normally need for 20/20 vision, or so my optometrist told me. I
    knew that through these glasses distant objects would look somewhat
    foggy because the spherical was reduced, but since the glasses have
    full correction for astigmatism, I assumed I would not have any
    problems associated with the astigmatic blur and that I would have no
    problem seeing things in the near distance, i.e. for reading. However,
    that is not the case. The glasses give me a peculiar blur at any
    distance, resembling astigmatism. And it is extremely irritating, far
    more so than the blur I have when I don't even have any lense
    correction. I visited the optometrist at whose office I got the
    glasses, and he told me the blur was to be expected since only full
    correction would prevent it. This puzzled me. I don't understand why
    reducing spherical would influence the cylinder, but I didn't get a
    satisfying answer from him. I also noticed that when the glasses slide
    down my nose, this blur goes away, but not by much. The glasses are of
    no use to me. Tomorrow I will go see the optometrist again. But I
    don't know what to tell him. Something is wrong with these glasses. He
    had told me it could not be the prescription. So what could it be? The
    lenses? The angle? Could I have another unidentified condition?

    Thank you.
    Ally, Jul 13, 2003
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  2. Ally

    Mark A Guest

    It might help if you told us what the brand, model, and material is for the
    lens. Also, there may be a frame fitting problem so that the lenses are not
    positioned correctly on your face (or the frames are not appropriate for
    your face with those particular lenses). Whatever the problem is, tell him
    that they are unacceptable and if it is not fixed, you want a refund.
    Mark A, Jul 13, 2003
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  3. Ally

    drfrank21 Guest

    You forgot to mention your age. Actually I doubt the astig
    correction has anything to do with your reading glasses
    problem but simply need a higher "add power" for your near working
    distance. Basically you have a +1.00 add power and likely
    just need something "stronger" (in reference to the reading dx not to
    the distance) such as a -6.00 or -5.50. Should really be an easy fix.
    But obviously the distance vision(of course) will be blurrier.

    drfrank21, Jul 14, 2003
  4. Ally

    Rishigg Guest

    If you want to solve your problem, discard the glasses altogether.
    "As surely as any soldier ever died on the field, Dr. Bates gave his
    life for a cause, battling against fate, during many years of
    magnificent struggle, when the unending disappointment finally broke in
    hopeless despair. His torch is still burning. There will come some other
    battler, who is fit, and will hold it high until the people who are
    sitting in darkness have seen its great light."
    William B. MacCracken, M.D.
    (1937, Berkeley CA)
    Rishigg, Jul 14, 2003
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