Should I go to four eyes?
November 22, 2006 11:51 AM Subscribe
Should I get glasses? My eyes have been bothering me as of late -- light sensitivity, eyelid flutters -- so I went to an optometrist and got checked out. I am very slightly nearsighted, with a slight astigmatism -- should I drop the cash for glasses?
posted by buddha9090 to health & fitness (13 answers total)
My optometrist said he thought that my recent eye issues might be caused by my eyes straining to focus and recommended that I get glasses. However, I took a look at the prescription (-0.5 sphere, -0.75 cyl in right eye, -0.25 sphere, -0.25 cyl in left eye) and it seems like my vision really is not that bad. According to the doctor, I am almost 20/20 in my left eye and 20/25 in my right.
I've taken a look at the past threads on this issue, but since I had specific numbers from my prescription, I was wondering what people thought in terms of the necessity of getting glasses. The optometrist seemed to think it was a no-brainer to get them, but I would rather not dish out all that cash if it won't really make my life much easier. Any thoughts/anecdotes are appreciated.