The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.
December 1, 2011 5:35 PM Subscribe
I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these?
posted by nakedmolerats to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is the first time I've ordered glasses online. My last pair I wore exclusively for 5 years, so I might just be forgetting how long it takes to get used to new ones.
My old pair had frameless bottoms. The new ones have frames and the lenses are about 2mm wider. I got a new prescription in August that was a little stronger in each eye (I think I went from -6 to -7). I'm sure I entered the prescription correctly online. They did measure my pupillary distance at the optometrist, but the measurement differed by 1-2 mm from what I've been given before.
When I look at things straight on, or when I actually move my eye to look at something in my peripheral vision, I can see well. But when I'm looking straight ahead, or when I turn my head but not my eyes to look at something, my vision at the corners of my lenses seems to "warp" a bit, almost like a funhouse mirror. If I turn my head so that something is in the corner of my peripheral vision, the thing looks elongated.
I noticed it the most when I was going up a staircase and turned the corner around the landing. Out of the corner of my eye, it looked like the corner of the banister was rounded into an oval instead of a right angle.
Does this sound normal-ish? Is it something I'll get used to? Does it sound like they messed up my prescription somehow? I bought glasses online to save money and would prefer to avoid having to get another eye exam or re-order lenses..