Thanks to this very motivating AskMe
, I finally had an eye exam and got my first pair of glasses — at the ripe old age of 26. It's not exactly a weak prescription, but it could have been worse: –3.25/–2.75. My vision with glasses is intoxicating! I can see objects at a distance! Thank you, thank you, MetaFilter.
I just have a couple of questions about wearing glasses. Also, I'd love to know if these issues are something I should talk to my doctor about, in case my prescription or lenses need adjustment.
First, when wearing glasses, I have some difficulty focusing on objects close-up. I can bring things into focus at approximately 50 cm away, but it feels a bit like trying to get one of those "magic eye" pictures to work. The closer the object, the stronger the feeling of visual strain. For example, if I put on my glasses, I can easily read the text I'm typing now — but the discomfort is substantial. If I peer over the rims at the text, my eyes "hunt" for focus for about a second, and then the text snaps into focus and I can read normally and without discomfort.
Second, if I take off my glasses after wearing them for more than a few minutes, my vision seems temporarily worse. I'm not a believer in the "glasses ruin vision" notion or the like. I've also read explanations that say that it's an illusory feeling — that my normal, blurry vision feels worse after a while of "corrected to 20/20." No. My vision is demonstrably worse — there are signs I can read without glasses, but not immediately after removing glasses.
So: features or bugs?