My new glasses are weird
June 13, 2014 6:40 AM Subscribe
Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use?
posted by A Terrible Llama to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I have a new prescription for glasses. My old one was primarily for reading, but if I looked up when someone walked through the door, they wouldn't be all fuzzy and weird.
With my new prescription, my computer screen is sharp and good, but if someone walks through my office door they're blurry and it makes my head hurt.
I used the near pupillary distance when ordering this pair, and I'm wondering if it's possible to use a different PD to get a more flexible result.
I ordered them online. PD is 58 distance, 56 near. I used 56 near when I ordered. Would my life improve by using 57, or even 58? I don't remember the old pupillary distance on my old prescription -- I suspect it wasn't given (I had to specifically ask the eye doctor for it this time, in order to order online). Last time I just answered a bunch of questions at Lenscrafters and wound up with a pair of glasses that just sort of generally helped me see better.
(I did read the other questions on this and saw a lot of people struggled with new glasses; I'm just wondering if it's unusual that these are harder to use in that they're less flexible.)