went from near to far and astigmatism doubled in 1 year

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by mr grip, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. mr grip

    mr grip Guest

    i'm 26 and i got glasses last year after realizing, well, that i
    needed them. noticed it at a football game when i had trouble reading
    jersey numbers and others didn't, then testing on various ad signs in
    the stadium.

    so i went to the local pearle, got my prescription. had some
    astigmatism and i was nearsighted. got some glasses, and it's worked
    out great.

    went for my 1yr checkup at a different pearle office because of
    scheduling. my astigmatism went from 4 to 8 in one eye and 2 to 3.5
    in the other. also went from being nearsighted to being farsighted.

    does this warrant deeper investigation, or should i just shrug my
    mr grip, Jan 26, 2004
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    Jan Guest

    Big changes in astigmatism in a short time at your age and beeing male could
    be a sign of keratoconus.
    I'll advise an appointment with a optometrist or opthalmologist to you.
    This is internet and a diagnose is not possible that way.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. How can you tell that "worked out great" when what you now have is total
    Such is the terrible damage that glasses produce!!!
    Good question!

    Please, answer one another question:

    when you first put glasses, you said it worked out well: didn't you
    notice that after few hours or days of wearing glasses, when you removed
    them you saw everything MUCH WORSE than before ever using glasses?

    Thank you

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    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 26, 2004
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    ycdbsoya Guest

    could be keratoconus or emerging ectasia with that much and rapid
    change in scrip. You really should be at the opth's office asap.
    ycdbsoya, Jan 26, 2004
  5. Mike Tyner wrote:

    Mr. Tyrner, it was a question!!!
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 26, 2004
  6. mr grip

    Jan Guest

    Why not simply advise this person to see an eyecareprofessional such as an
    optometrist or opthalmologist next to some (carefull) explanation of what
    might be the problem.?
    Why not point out the impossibilities to diagnose at internet?

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Jan 27, 2004
  7. It seems he has already done that but turned out perfectly futile!
    Still it is impossible to diagnose either on place as the patient seems
    to have already got an inspection by a licenced physician.

    The problem is that your science is completely broken!

    You have NO clue of what is REALLY happening.
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 27, 2004
  8. mr grip

    mr grip Guest

    my apologies, i'm new to reporting this sort of thing. i wasn't
    looking for a diagnosis per se, just a comment on variance and how
    meaningful it might be. i have gathered the info you requested:

    my old exam was on 9/2/02. astigmatism was R -.75 and L -1.00.
    prescription was R -.25 -.75 * 097, L -.25 -1.00 * 075.

    new exam was on 1/24/04. astigmatism was R -1.25 L -2.00.
    prescription was R +.25 -1.25 * 091, L +.50 -2.00 * 078.

    note that the 9/2/02 exam was the first in my life as far as i know.
    everything else was just a school exam or a driver's license thing.
    mr grip, Jan 28, 2004
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