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Old 10-05-2018, 05:55 AM
 
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I'm 70 years old, so I expect my vision to be changing, but this seems a bit much.



I got new computer glasses about three months ago.


I don't know if the optomitrist gave me the wrong prescription, or if my eyes have suddenly gone katywampus. Sometimes I can see quite well with my glasses sitting on my nose normally. Other times I have to hold my glasses two inches away from from my eyes to see the text on the screen clearly. This makes it really difficult to type, since I use both hands to type. So I squint. I've never had to squnit before.


I would assume my optometrist gave me the wrong prescription, but it seem slike my eyes change every day. But not during the day. How my eyes are when I first get on the computer will be the same all day, but may be different from the day before or after.


I hate to spend the money to get another set of glasses that won't work, either.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The South
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I’ve worn bifocals many years and when I get new ones and the optometrist say “you will get used to them “ I know the prescription is wrong.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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OP: I've worn eye glasses since about 21 and I'm 80. One eye is lazy and I've had prescriptions worked for that eye. I wear reading and distance glasses but overall I can see very well. I take eye support supplements for eye health for years and have to believe this has helped me a lot. Primarily antioxidants for eye health. If you want to know more DM me and I'll let you know what has worked for my eyes.

I'm on a computer some but not all day as I don't work anymore. Totally retired.

My eyes I believe are so good for my age, I don't go for eye exams for the last 8 yrs or so.

Hard to say if you were given the incorrect script.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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OP got to Walgreens, CVS, or Target and check the displays that carry the readers and try the various corrections there to find the comfortable one that you can see clearly. They cost about $12-20 dollars and they have a complete range from. 1.50 correction to 5.0 correction. That would be the same as the eye doctor would be same as the doctor would prescribe. I got 2.50 and they work perfect, my wife got a pair of 2.75 that worked for her. At one of those stores you can take your time until you're comfortable. At a Target if they have an optical dept they will help you at no charge.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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OP got to Walgreens, CVS, or Target and check the displays that carry the readers and try the various corrections there to find the comfortable one that you can see clearly.

Thanks, I'll try that.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Irregularly variable vision problems may be due to varying blood sugar levels, or with variable tear production or tear duct problems. Check for DM, for early "dry-eye syndrome" or allergy/sinus problems. Can we assume you've been tested for glaucoma?



Of course, the timing with your new prescription is suspicious also and deserves checking.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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On a side note, you can enlarge the size of the text on your computer screen. You should see a percentage number in thebottom right of your screen.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Readers and "computer glasses" are not the same things.

Did the optometrist test your eyes or did you see an ophthalmologist who wrote a script and then the optometrist made the lenses?

I suggest the OP call the optometrist and ask about it.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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"I hate to spend the money to get another set of glasses that won't work, either."

try Zennioptical.com or Goggles4u.com
(i don't own stock in either company)

story:
my prescription changes every year.
it really does. i'm an amateur astronomer and i notice little things others might not.
i have found that the 2 online glasses makers do a fantastic job for REALLY cheap.
my last pair was $13 including shipping. single vision, cheapest frames, anti-glare.
of course, progressives and "high style" frames cost more.
worst case scenario: this doesn't work for you. it only cost $13 to find out.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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...I don't know if...my eyes have suddenly gone katywampus. Sometimes I can see quite well with my glasses sitting on my nose normally. Other times I have to hold my glasses two inches away from from my eyes to see the text on the screen clearly. This makes it really difficult to type, since I use both hands to type. So I squint. I've never had to squnit before.


I would assume my optometrist gave me the wrong prescription, but it seem slike my eyes change every day. But not during the day. How my eyes are when I first get on the computer will be the same all day, but may be different from the day before or after.


I hate to spend the money to get another set of glasses that won't work, either.
You are not alone, and you probably did not get the 'wrong' prescription. My eyes suddenly started changing a few years ago, and I ended up with three different scripts- trifocals. That wasn't working for me so I went to bifocals for some uses and single-vision lenses for other uses, including distance and computer work.

I also notice the issue you describe, with variations from day to day. It's annoying but there seems to be little to be done about it except tolerate it. Forget about people jammin' unproven supplements down your throat.
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