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My new glasses are weird

Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 13, 2014 - 8 answers

New glasses: progressives or single?

My near-sightedness is getting worse, and now I'm getting presbyopia, so I have to take off my glasses sometimes for reading or other close work. I can go progressive now or "next time." What should I be taking into consideration when I make my decision? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Feb 26, 2013 - 20 answers

I thought glasses would help me see more clearly not put everything into soft focus.

Why are my new glasses scratching so quickly? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Oct 10, 2012 - 15 answers

From "Four Eyes" To "Gramps"

I walked away from my last visit to the optometrist with a prescription for bifocals. All for the low low price of $20. The bruises on my ego were free. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Sharp eyes, sharp eye exam?

Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Can I see clearly now?

My annual eye exam is coming up.  I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses.   What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 16, 2012 - 24 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I get cheap, small glasses with near-sighted lenses? What about reading glasses?

Can I have a glasses store put near-sighted lenses in cheap reading glasses? Is there another way to get cheap glasses for my small face? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Dec 15, 2011 - 20 answers

The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.

I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out?

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Can the axis notation measurement of your eyes decrease over time?

Four years ago the axis number for my left eye (I have astigmatism) was 52º, now it's 48º. Is this normal? I thought those numbers were supposed to always go up with age. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Seeking a poem about blurry vision

I am looking for a poem I read once online about an artist (Matisse? Gaugin?) who confronts his eye doctor about not wanting to wear eyeglasses. In the poem, the artist talks about how his blurry vision allows him to experience the world as connected. It's a really beautiful poem, but I can't find it through all of the eyeglasses spam on Google. Can anyone point me to the poem?
posted by salishsea on Apr 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs?

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does my vision keep getting worse?

What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Senses working overtime.

Help me see with glasses! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 13, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I get online prescription glasses?

Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Nov 30, 2010 - 25 answers

How to take sharp pictures with unsharp eyes?

My vision is changing, which is not unusual, I'm getting older. But I'm having the odd problem when I use cameras (view cameras and medium format as well as 35mm) in getting the best focus (manually). How can I best use cameras, lupes, focussing screens and the like as my vision changes thanks to my advancing years? [more inside]
posted by itsjustanalias on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Isekonia, you say 'wha?'

Attention glasses/contacts wearers! Do you have a major difference in the prescription between one eye and the other, aka anisometropia? Have you found any benefit from iseikonic lenses? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Eyeglass fit for Asian faces in NYC

Which eyeglass shop in NYC could most ably adjust eyeglasses to fit an Asian face? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

The look I get when I tell people I had an ulcer on my eye makes it ALMOST worth it

After a bad experience I am finally ready to wear contact lenses again... but this time I want to be absolutely, totally, 100% safe and sterile about it. What steps should I take to minimize my chances of infection? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Do pinhole glasses work?

I found this pinhole glasses sold at the local pharmacy, and feel intrigued by its claim to help me see better and improve my vision overtime (I'm short-sighted). My skeptic alarm rang with warnings (if it's too good to be true, it usually is, etc.), but a quick google-fu turned up nothing substantial to refute such claims. So, does anybody have any experience or anecdotes to share in regards of such product ?
posted by joewandy on Jan 24, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist?

Probably need my first pair of glasses. Haven't had my eyes checked in years. Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Please help me with my glasses

Please help me with my glasses. Farsighted, astigmatism, presbyopia. Glasses provide only a very small field of sharpness. Details within. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Apr 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Myopia Suddenly Clears

I have very myopic eyesight. Something like 20/400 plus astigmatism in both eyes. I've worn glasses almost fifty years, since I was seven years old. A few years ago, an odd thing happened. [more inside]
posted by Forrest Greene on Mar 23, 2009 - 20 answers

A glass darkly

When and why did it become the convention that blind people would wear dark glasses? Would the purpose be to hide the eyes or to act as a signifier of blindness? Is it something that is done less these days and what are the reasons why?
posted by Artw on Aug 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Why are my new glasses disorienting me?

GlassesFilter: Is this disorientation from my new glasses going to go away? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 8, 2008 - 22 answers

Psychological resolution of vision problems?

An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Aug 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

My employer does not provide vision insurance. What should I do?

My employer does not provide vision insurance -and I wear glasses for nearsightedness. The way I see it, I have three options - 1) Use the Lenscrafters coupons in the Sunday paper, 2) Use my AAA member card for a discount at Lenscrafters, 3) Use the measly 20% vision discount I have available as a member of BlueShield, or 4) Sign up for independent vision coverage through a plan like VSP. Is anyone else in a similar boat? What do you use? What do you recommend and advise against using?
posted by invisible ink on Oct 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Getting optimal vision with or without bifocals

Can I get by without bifocals, or am I fooling myself? I hate my Bausch and Lomb multi-focal soft lenses, but have hopes that glasses can be made to work. [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Sep 13, 2007 - 10 answers

...I don't really mind that I can't see.

Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 17, 2007 - 32 answers

Do I need a pirate costume to go with this eyepatch?

Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 answers

I'm afraid of my new glasses.

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? [more inside]
posted by koshka on Apr 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Time to get glasses?

Just got my first eye prescription for mild farsightedness. The optometrist said my eyes could still focus on things fine so I didn't need glasses, but if I noticed eyestrain or headaches, then I could fix those problems with glasses. I don't notice eyestrain and only get headaches when I'm low on coffee. Is there any reason to go ahead and get glasses? Do glasses accelerate or slow any futher eye degeneration? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Oct 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Contacts make me sleepy

Two months ago, I switched to contacts after 20 years of wearing glasses. Ever since I started wearing them, I'm always tired. Related? Have you had this problem? Is there a solution?
posted by panoptican on Nov 17, 2005 - 23 answers

Eyemovement and glasses

A question about eyeglasses, and range of eye movement. [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Aug 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Pricey Prescription Panic

I have not paid for glasses in years, and was shocked to learn that my glass lenses (-8 nearsighted...) are going to cost me $400. I have only heard of one other person who ever paid that much, so maybe I'm just looking to whine and pity myself, but any other empty walleted blind-ish folk out there? [more inside]
posted by mrs.pants on Mar 28, 2005 - 28 answers

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