Whaaaaaaaa! I don't like my new glasses.
August 5, 2011 6:07 PM Subscribe
My nice, expensive new glasses hurt my eyes and after 20 minutes, leave me feeling dizzy and slightly nauseous. The guy who sold them says he followed the prescription accurately. What's the cheapest remedy?
posted by bonobothegreat to health & fitness (31 answers total)
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I tend to wear the same pair of glasses for about a decade before replacing them, so I feel out of the loop.
I'm mildly near-sighted and astigmatic (just enough that I need glasses to drive) and my new lenses give me an impression of exaggerated depth and I strain to shift focus. Glancing around makes me dizzy. They just feel too powerful.
I followed the shopkeeper's recommendation to pay for an in-store eye exam before ordering them but the examiner seemed to rush through it. The owner/salesman say's there's nothing he can do to rectify my problem. It's a small, independent eyeglass shop in Toronto.
I've been happy with all my previous eye ware. Could I just take these new frames another store and get lenses made that are the same prescription as my old pair?