Problem with glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by ct_roy, May 9, 2004.

  1. ct_roy

    ct_roy Guest

    I recently purchased a new pair of prescription glasses from
    SpecSavers (

    I am 24 years old and have had to weare glasses since I was 12.
    However, for a 6 year period i chose not to wear them for one reason
    or another. My left eyesight deteriorated in this time so my new
    prescription is stonger.

    I am shortsighted (my left eye is worse -.25 i think)

    My problem is that the new glasses are very disorientating. At first i
    presumed it was because i have not worn glasses in so long. But, now i
    can notice that when i look at fixed objects like a book, a pc
    monitor, keyboard etc. with my glasses they seem to be out of shape (i
    know very strange) For example, a CD box which is a perfect square
    (without glasses) has one side longer (the right side) so it now looks
    like a rectangle with the a slightly longer right side. The strange
    thing is that when i put my hand over either eye, everything looks
    fine (i.e. it is only when i'm looking through both lenses at the same
    time that there appears to be a problem.

    Can anyone tell me what the problem is? It's very frustrating.

    Thank you.
    ct_roy, May 9, 2004
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  2. ct_roy

    Otis Brown Guest

    Dear Friend,

    You might have an incorrect "cut" for astigmatism.

    Hold the lens away from you eyes (about 10 inches).

    Now "roll" your lens around the axis and see
    if you notice a lot of image change (like a
    fun-house mirror).

    That could be the distorting effect you are seeing.

    You might go back and ask for spherical lenses
    (no cut for astigmatism). This lens
    should still allow you to pass the Snellen-DMV
    test, i.e., 1.8 cm letters at 6 meters.

    Just a suggestion.

    Otis Brown
    Otis Brown, May 9, 2004
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  3. Go back and ask for PLANE glasses, so that you can use them and see
    your eyes improve by means of your own conviction that you should have
    put glasses instead of no glasses for so long.

    Try this.

    Use plane glasses, and see that your vision improves.

    I'm not jocking here.

    If you are interested in discarding glasses and find a cure for
    yourself, please visit
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, May 10, 2004
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