I'm afraid of my new glasses.
April 10, 2007 7:31 PM Subscribe
I have one eye with great vision and one with extremely poor vision. I see fine with both eyes together. If I start wearing glasses now, will I have to depend on them forever?
posted by koshka to health & fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have had really poor vision (in the 20/200’s) in my right eye since I was a kid. I can see fine with both eyes together and I haven’t needed to wear glasses at all. A downside to this is that my eyes get really strained, tired, and dry by the end of the day, and my distance perception is shot (no tennis for me). I went in to get my eyes checked to possibly get glasses that I could wear when my eyes get tired, and the first eye doctor I visited said something to the effect that my eyes are used to working together my whole life, and that if I wear glasses now the frames will either just confuse them or my eyes will become accustomed to the glasses and then I won’t be able to see like I used to without them.
I went to another eye doctor and he said that it’s not a problem and I can wear glasses, and my eyes will still see like I used to when I take them off. So I got my new glasses and when I put them on everything is distorted and I still can’t immediately see clearly through the right lense. They said I have to wait for my eyes to adjust to the glasses for a few days or so. This made me think that if my eyes will have to take that long to adjust to the glasses, what if they can’t adjust back when I take them off? I’m not dependent on glasses now and I really don’t want to be if I don’t have to. I have two doctors telling me different things so I’m confused.
Has anyone else experienced this with having one good eye and one bad? Do your eyes adjust back easily after you take the glasses off?
Thanks in advance.