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I am not so much with the liking of the glasses. Not yet anyway.

1. My vision at a distance is worse through the glasses. My left eye is fine. My right eye is far-sighted. With the glasses anything at a distance becomes fuzzier.

2. I have a splitting headache, much as if I drank too much caffeine. Of course, this headache could be from too much caffeine, as I've had a bunch today.

3. I can't focus. The doc wrote prism into my prescription because I was getting double vision when she was figuring out the other parts. The prism is supposed to correct for double-vision. Unfortunately, it seems to be off, particularly at the top of the glasses. I'm getting lots of doubling there. Elsewhere my vision isn't doubling, but focusing with glasses is definitely not a natural thing. I'm not sure if this is normal and I will adjust over time, or if something is wrong. We'll find out in a few weeks.

4. My peripheral vision is fucked.

I will wear them for a couple of weeks to adjust, then go back in if necessary.

On the plus side, I do think I look pretty good in them.
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burgunder From: burgunder Date: February 5th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Photo, please!
foote3 From: foote3 Date: February 5th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
the1pony From: the1pony Date: February 5th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd give them a couple of days, not a couple of weeks. That doesn't sound right.
ravenmimura From: ravenmimura Date: February 5th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)

vision, correction, and perception are all very funky things-- and in some cases, it really is just a matter of getting used to the correction. sometimes it simply won't be immediate, and the transition won't be pleasant. retraining and/or strengthening your eyes can just be a pain, even when the lenses are doing their job properly.

it's just that it's hard to differentiate improvement-pain from damage-pain.

but particularly if you weren't warned in advance about the specific things that you're experiencing, i'd only give it a couple/few days (give or take, depending on if things seem to be getting any worse or better)

interesting semi-related fact: if you constantly wear prism glasses that completely invert your vision-- in a matter of a couple weeks, your *perception* will flip, correcting for the artificial inversion. if you stop wearing them, it reverts back in about the same time frame.
efebruary From: efebruary Date: February 5th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um. I have never had to wear glasses, but...
Aren't they supposed to just 'work'?

I would go in and ask the optician about it.
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