Eye’ll be seeing you

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.

 

2 thoughts on “Eye’ll be seeing you

  1. They’re not lying when they say it’ll take a while to adjust. I’ve had astigmatism since I was about 20, and the bad news is, this adjustment period kind of applies every time you get new glasses. Has in my experience thus far, anyway.

    Good luck on the adjustment. It’s annoying, but you’ll get there. But grats on new glasses! They look good.

  2. Evie » Thanks for the voice of experience on this one. SSH wears glasses, but he’s worn all of two pairs of glasses in his entire life, and his astigmatism is the same as it has always been, so he wasn’t able to offer me much help.

    On the bright side, though I definitely have TIRED eyes after wearing my new glasses all day, I’m not disoriented anymore, so I’m inclined to think they’re correct for me, just new and different.

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