STILL can't get glasses to work! Any advice?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Ron M., Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Ron M.

    Ron M. Guest

    You people here who are in this business, please give me some advice.
    I really have nobody to turn to. I know nothing about this field, so
    let me just post what I know.

    About a month ago, I posted an article here describing a problem my
    wife and i were having with new glasses we got from JC Penny optical.
    Their lenses are made by US Vision. We got new prescriptions, and
    BOTH of our glasses were just a little bit fuzzy, and we couldn't see
    as well with them as with our old ones. Our optometrist double-checked
    both the lenses and our vision, and the prescriptions were exactly
    correct, and the lenses were ground exactly right as well, according
    to that microscope-like device they use to check them with.

    We had them remade: my wife's went from CR39 to Spectralite, and mine
    changed from Spectralite to Seiko (I don't know which exact model).

    My wife's came back PERFECT. Razor sharp.

    My left lens came back perfect, too. Absolutely crisp. The right
    lens, however, still had a problem; it was just a little fuzzy, just
    enough to make it uncomfortable. Driving home with them, I'd be
    looking at a license plate several car lengths ahead of me, and the
    left side would be crisp and sharp, while the right side would be
    slightly fuzzy, and I could barely read it, if at all.

    What's really happening here is that the right lens has a very slight
    "double image." The faint 2nd image is slightly to the right of the
    "main" image. The amount of overlap... looking at a light pole 250
    yards away, the two images overlap about 50%.

    They sent the right lens back to be remade a 2nd time. I got it today,
    and the optical shop manager said that the previous one had some
    "prism" that was causing the problem. I put it on, heart pounding.
    Nope, NOTHING had changed, it was exactly as before, a very faint
    double image, just enough to blur things a little.

    She said there was nothing else she could do. They'd remade them
    twice, the prescription was correct, they fixed the "prism," etc. and
    what I really needed to do was just wear them for a couple of days so
    my eyes could "adjust" to them. I'm quite leery of that advice, thank
    you. I don't think this will magically go away in 48 hours.

    Data point: I noticed that if I rotate the lens on a vertical axis -
    looking down on it, rotating it clockwise - about 15-20 degrees, the
    double image disappears!

    That's it. That's all I know. And Penney's is balking at the idea of
    a refund. I'm going to try to see my optometrist one more time, but
    that's going to take a while because he's very well known. I'll be
    lucky to see him in 3 weeks.
    Here's my prescription, just the info off the prescription slip:

    O.D. sphere -4.75 cylinder -50 axis 025
    O.S. sphere -4.25 cylinder -1.00 axis 088

    and over towards the right, it looks like it goes across both lines,
    under "ADD" it says "+1.75

    Then P.D. is 66/63

    These are bifocals (regular bifocals, not lineless).

    Please... can somebody shed some light on this? I've been wearing
    glasses for 50 years, and I've never, never ever had an experience
    like this.

    Ron M.
    Austin, Texas
    Ron M., Feb 5, 2004
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    drfrank21 Guest

    Ron, just a stab in the dark but I suspect the astigmatism axis may
    be "off". Usually the axis for both eyes are in the same orientation
    but yours are not. So my guess is that the astig axis is the culprit.
    Ask your provider to re-check this.

    drfrank21, Feb 6, 2004
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Really? I figured that god distributed axes randomly just to annoy us
    with the biggest possible smears :-(

    R +3.50 -1.75x100
    L +5.25 -1.75x80

    Last night I played a blank tape at full blast.
    The mime next door went nuts!
    The Real Bev, Feb 6, 2004
  4. Ron M.

    Ron M. Guest

    Ron, just a stab in the dark but I suspect the astigmatism axis may

    Probably not, but I'll mention it. He is a superbly experienced
    optometrist, one of the best anywhere. He re-tested my vision THREE
    times, and got the EXACT same prescription every time. Whatever is
    going on here, it's happening in that right lens.

    Ron M.
    Ron M., Feb 7, 2004
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