I recently went to the ophthalmologist for an eye exam. It had been… ahem… five years since I’d been there. Needless to say I had some decent changes to my prescription, but the real change was that I now have an astigmatism, where I hadn’t had one before. Apparently this is a normal part of aging, and nothing to be particularly concerned about.
So yesterday I went to pick up my new glasses, which have the new prescription and the astigmatism correction, and… it’s been very very weird wearing them. They don’t quite give me a headache, but my eyes don’t seem to know how to focus in them. When I look at things, they’re clearly in focus, so the prescription is definitely right. But my eyes are confused. I’m told it can take up to two weeks to adjust to this, and they’re considerably better this morning than they were yesterday, but it’s not like putting on my old glasses where I could just SEE. Of course, my old glasses weren’t that great anymore, and I was having focusing trouble with them too, but at least it was familiar.
We’ll see how this goes over the next week or so.