Are my glasses right?
March 7, 2012 6:57 PM Subscribe
I got new glasses. The lenses seem cut wrong. I also have horrible vision. Did the optometrist screw up?
posted by prunes to health & fitness (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have poor vision. According to my contacts, my prescription is -12. I haven't worn glasses in nearly a decade. I decided to get a pair recently as I realized how irresponsible not having glasses is in case I get an eye infection.
I picked up my glasses the other day and my immediate reaction was that something was wrong. Straight lines seemed bent, I noticed some colors diffracting, etc. I felt like I was looking through a fish bowl. I was assured by the optometrist's office that this was normal for a prescription as bad as mine, and that with time I would "adjust." Google seems to confirm that feeling this way is normal.
However, what really bothers me is how my eyes appear to others. Please see this photo of what I am referring to.
Is this really normal? Is this a product of my particular frame / lenses and should I have been persuaded to get a different pair? Please let me know what my options are here as right now I feel like I can't wear these outside.