I got new eyeglasses a few days ago and I'm having difficulty adapting. Please help me understand what's happening here, including how ageing fits in.
I've read the previouslys (like this one
) and a bunch of Wikipedia articles, but I'm still befuddled.
Since childhood I've had very strong myopia with astigmatism in my left eye. I got LASIK/PRK which left me with perfect vision. Ten years afterwards, I found my vision was deteriorating, got an eye exam that resulted in a mild prescription, and ordered glasses with digital (AKA high-def or "free form") lenses. They came in the other day.
Without the new glasses, my distance vision is pretty bad. Wearing them, it is GREAT. I can see leaves! Read signs! Recognize faraway people! Without glasses, my up-close vision is great, but wearing them, I can't read anything. In the three days since I got the glasses, I've worn them three times -- once for two hours, twice for a few minutes. Each time I felt nauseated for about an hour afterwards.
So I have a couple of questions:
1) Is this degree of nausea normal/reasonable?
2) Can I expect my myopia to continue to get worse? I'm on my laptop *a ton* -- is that accelerating the deterioration?
3) I gather I'm expected to take the glasses off to read. Is that a normal thing to need to do? Isn't that the problem bifocals are intended to solve? (I'm 45.)
Sorry about the length. I am planning to call my optometrist, who by the way seems credible and did a thorough exam, but would like to be a little better-prepared first. If you can shed light on any of this please do. Thanks in advance.