I'm not astigmatic. Will the optometrist agree?
June 19, 2014 3:52 PM Subscribe
My last few glasses prescriptions have come up with 0.25 dioptres of astigmatism in them in various directions (i.e. not consistent between eye tests). I've only had my eyes examined because I've needed to buy new glasses, not because of any difficulty seeing, but I've not enjoyed the effects of getting used to new astigmatism correction on new lenses, and can't help but feel it's spurious precision in the testing.
posted by ambrosen to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Would you discourage me from asking for a spherical prescription in my forthcoming eye test? If you think the spherical prescription is fine, how do you suggest asking for this in a UK opticians? I'll be buying the glasses online, so I don't want to ask too many favours of the optometrist. Which chain do people feel is most flexible this way?