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Likelenses 20 Jul 2018, 20:01


You said they go back about twenty years, Is that when you got your first glasses, and what was your first prescription.

I also always get CR 39, not only for the cost, but I like wearing thick lenses.

30calcat 19 Jul 2018, 17:55

The pictures on Flickr are a collection of glasses going back almost 20 years, so the lens powers vary. I try to keep the lenses on my favorite frames updated, but I like so many different frames so it can be difficult. It helps that I usually go with CR39 lenses, which keeps the cost of my glasses hobby under control.

Likelenses 19 Jul 2018, 14:40


Cool glasses you have there girl!

Are all of the other pairs pictured on Flicker, in your prescription?

30calcat 19 Jul 2018, 01:56

Since 1980s glasses styles are coming back, I seized the opportunity to re-experience a lovely pair of glasses that I wore for years as a child:

I got new lenses for them, and am loving the comfortable feeling of a heavy pair of plastic frames with big, smooth nose pads sliding up and down my nose.

Cactus Jack 05 Jul 2018, 22:38


I thought I would take a few minutes and explain a bit about how Vision works. Vision actually occurs in the brain. Your eyes are merely biological cameras. A Sphere prescription of -3.25 means that you have Myopia or "built in" +3.25 reading glasses. That in turn means that everything beyond about 31 cm or 12 inches is increasingly blurry, unless you also have some Astigmatism. If you also have some Cylinder (and Axis) (they always go together) in your glasses, the blur will start closer than the distances mentioned above.

The brain has amazing ability to correct some blur, IF it knows what something is supposed to look like, but it takes a lot of energy and effort. With external correction using either glasses or contact lenses, your brain gets high quality images from your eyes and the image processing is no longer necessary. I usually takes a few days for your brain to stop correcting the images, which you are noticing. Many people think that their glasses made their vision worse, but they really do not.

If you stop wearing your glasses, which are labor saving devices for your brain, your brain can go back to correcting the images, but it will take some time and it will likely complain as you are also experiencing. All of this is normal.

Because your first prescription is -3.25 and as I mentioned above you have built in reading glasses, you may experience some problems focusing close with your glasses. That is because your Ciliary Muscles and Crystalline Lenses have not had to do much, if any, focusing. It is very likely that your Ciliary Muscles are very weak. Normally, the Ciliary Muscles in your eyes are the strongest muscles in the body, for their very tiny size. If you experience discomfort when you do close work with your glasses, you can take them off, but a better solution would be to increase the distance a bit by holding things a bit farther from your eyes. If that become a problem, let me know and I will offer some suggestions on how to build up your Ciliary Muscles so they can focus effortlessly.

Lastly, you need to fact the fact that you really do need vision correction in some form. The very best thing to do is just wear your glasses full time. Remember, you wear vision correction for YOUR benefit. You do not need the approval of anyone else to see well. There will be comments and questions, but that only lasts for a few days. After that, you will only get questions if you DON't wear your glasses or change frame styles. It is a bit like changing your hair style or getting new clothes.

Also remember that everyone you see, who wears vision correction, experienced the same anxiety about wearing glasses in front of parents, relatives, friends and associates. The quicker you get over the anxiety, the better.


newglasses 05 Jul 2018, 17:14

sorry maxim accidentally wrote you as my name!

Maxim 05 Jul 2018, 17:13

Hi Maxin,

thanks for your helpful answers. torn as to whether or not i will accept myself as a fulltime wearer but it kinda seems inevitable at this point. i literally feel like i need them to see things on my computer too. i also posted in "vision" cause i wasn't sure which thread was best so u can stay updated there too with my journey with glasses.

Maxim 05 Jul 2018, 15:07

... just keep on wearing them and enjoy!

As long as you wear them, you forget that you're wearing them!

Are you boy or girl, man or woman, what age, what place?

But this recommendation is always the same.

I cannot imagine the need for a -3,25 correction without using this correction. You're better off when you are giving in, you won't be unhappy, that's for sure.

Maxim 05 Jul 2018, 15:00

With a -3,25 prescription, in my eyes, you don't need the glasses for listening to the radio, but for all other activities like watching TV, driving or bike riding, going to the movies, reading bus or traffic signs, or seeing, which person is waving friendly from the other side of the street, you are much, much better off with glasses on.

I feel there is no choice, but you should not be unhappy, just look for nice looking glasses resenting a nice appearance. And, be happy, as with an "3,25 only" prescription, problems like retinal detachment or usually NOT linked.

Turn your pessimism into optimism, look into a good future of your vision development. I can only send you my gratulations, that you have such a good vision now!

Think about my words, you might agree after a weeks time??

newglasses 05 Jul 2018, 11:13

So I recently just got glasses around a week ago and I have found it inevitable to have to use them for certain things like watching the TV, seeing the board at school and in general, seeing anything far away. So I slip them on for those activities and take them off afterwards. But around three days ago I have been finding myself leaving them on after those activities. Is that bad??? Does that mean Iím becoming full time?? I just like seeing things clearly but I donít want my eyes to deteriorate especially because my optician said my first prescription is pretty high. But now when I take off my glasses, the world is a literal blur and I feel like Iím going to bump into people and I get a headache so I just put them back on. Can I break out of this full time habit without getting headaches or feeling nauseous without my glasses?! This didnít happen a week ago. My prescription is -3.25 in both eyes.

Soundmanpt 21 May 2018, 11:03


Well there is no doubt that the 10 year old and 7 year old are going to be wearing their glasses full time when they get them.The doctor is doing the right thing by only giving them both a partial of their full prescription because their eyes wouldn't be able to handle the strength of their glasses if they got their full prescription all at once. So they will still both be happy with how much better their going to be able to see with their new glasses but as their eyes adjust to their glasses it won't be long before they start noticing that their vision isn't as good as it will be when they first get their glasses. The doctor said 6 months but the 10 year old may need to go back sooner than that to get her glasses changed. Actually you should only get the lenses changed in her glasses since that will be cheaper to do. The 7 year old might be able to make the full 6 months. So the other 3 must not be too bad if the are getting their full prescription right away. Did the doctor say when they need to wear their glasses? I mean did he say they should also wear their glasses full time or just for certain things? Even though your 14 year old has the best eyesight of the 5 he or she should still wear his or her glasses all the time so the others will follow his /her lead. Usually kids will follow what the oldest does. As well as their mother. How do your kid feel about having to wear glasses? Are they looking forward to it or are they complaining about having to start wearing glasses? When are their glasses supposed to be ready. If they said a week you should expect a call sooner than that. I'm sure it's going to seem funny for you seeing all of your kids wearing glasses?

KidsWithGlasses 21 May 2018, 08:32

The oldest is 14, then 10, 7,6 and 3.

The 10 year old was the one who could not even tell there was an eye chart on the wall for the first part of the exam, so the doctor had her move closer until she could make out anything. She also had the biggest letters in the projection part of the exam before the doctor slid the black binocular things infront of her. She was also the only one who had a little trouble with the near vision. However they will not be giving her reading glasses because apparently she may have only been having trouble because the lenses she had infront of her eye were making things smaller and she is not used to it. She also has to go in in six months to get her higher prescription filled so she can see as well as she can. They will see if she could benefit from bifocals then too. These would help her see far and near in one pair of glasses.

The 7 year old is the one that thought the big E was an equal sign, and she tried guessing on the second line but she was wrong. The doctor also had her move forward and she did much better. She also has to go back in 6 months to make sure she is still seeing okay in her glasses.

The other three did better on the chart. My oldest did the best followed by the 6 year old and then the three year old.

Soundmanpt 21 May 2018, 08:06

Kids With Glasses

I'm sure that you were quite shocked to find out that all 5 need to be wearing glasses now. You need to understand that your kids without getting an eye exam have no way real way of knowing their is anything wrong with their eyesight, They only think that how and what they seeing is the way everyone is seeing things. That is the reason getting eye exams at least every 2 years is such a good idea not only for your kids you as well. I assume at this point your kids don't have their glasses yet and they are waiting for them to be made up? I know you said the youngest is 3 years old. What are the ages of all of your kids and the one that thought the big "E" was an equal sign i'm sure is going to be wearing glasses full time but what about the others? Will they all being wearing their glasses full time when they get them?

Since you weren't prescribed glasses and eyesight is generally provided by the parents genes I would have to assume that the father of your kids wears glasses and has since he was young? If you were dealing with eye strain i'm a bit surprised that you weren't prescribed glasses to take away the strain and relax your eyes more. Also depending on te ages of your kids some of them may be reluctant to wearing glasses. It would help to encourage them to wear their glasses if you also were wearing glasses.

With that many that mare going to be wearing glasses you should consider ordering their glasses on line where they are much cheaper than a local shop.

KidsWithGlasses 21 May 2018, 07:32

Hi,my name is Karen. I am a mom of five, and today i found out all my kids need glasses. I was having trouble with eye strain and booked myself an appointment to see an eye doctor. My family does not usually go to an eye doctor, so I figured I would take the kids with me and have them all looked at too in case any of them need glasses or anything. I honestly did not think any of them would need glasses except may that the second oldest may need reading glasses.

To my shock all of my kids including my 3 year old need glasses, but I do not. Has anyone else had a similar experience? If so please let me know how it was, and how badly did your kids need glasses like hoe much of the chart could they even make out? One of mine could not see any of it, she did not even know where the letters were. Another thought the big E was an equal sign.

I feel so bad for not taking action earlier I had no idea my kids were struggling this much to see.

Maxim 02 Apr 2018, 10:44

to Soundmanpt:

Thank you for taking this right, and thank you for your friendly answer!

This should not be too much critizism towards your question, I just wanted to point out, that Jennifer has found her way now, in balance with herself, her own personality and her wishes. We are all free to look back, but it is also important to look forward, and she is looking forward now, with many vision experiences now, day by day.

Soundmanpt 02 Apr 2018, 09:27


I get your point and honestly hope and certainly didn't intend for my question to make her feel the way you think she might. The point of my question was why now after she admittedly stated that she needed to be wearing glasses much sooner than when she finally got them. I guess what I was curious about was what was the final straw that made her go for an eye exam and get her glasses? I in no way intended to make her feel guilty and I hope she didn't take it that way.

Maxim 01 Apr 2018, 15:34

Commenting Soundman's remarks:

".... why did you put off getting glasses for so long? You seem to have clearly known that you needed to be wearing glasses for quite a while. Was it just that you didn't want to be seen wearing glasses or something else? ....".

Why are you asking this poor girl so many questions, she might feel a kind of guilty after reading your questions!

Every morning is a new morning, and we are lucky when we get the opportunity going into the new day, avoiding yesterday's errors. She's proudly wearing here glasses now, she is convinced, not forced into wearing her glasses. Such shortcomings in vision creep in slowly over time, and we are not aware of it from the very first moment. Sometimes we're astonished, and asking a friend: "can you see this?", and fences or rooftops are just surfaces without structures, and trees might be green balloons.

Of course she did not avoid wearing glasses intentionally, as she did not know, which world of clear vision would be open to her, when a myopia of 1.50 with an astigmatism of 2.50 would undergo correction!

So, every day is a new day, and Jennifer can start her day, with a precision of seeing things unknown before, and she can discover a new world of vision every morning.

So don't ask these questions, a glasses wearer could go a step back to seeing without glasses, but most of them would not go backwards - every day is a new day, and we all try to avoid yesterday's errors and shortcomings.

Maxim 01 Apr 2018, 11:05


remark on Voice of Sanity's remarks

Your advice might be o.k. for much lower prescriptions with less than 1.0 diopter of myopia, but less with astigmatism-

Astigmatism is a lens deformation, and the eye tries to cope with that deformation using certain muscles, and it can not compensate for it. When the lens is correcting this deformation, the eye (these muscles) can relax. You can not only see better, but a cause of headaches is gone as well. I know this from my first glasses with an astigmatism of then 1.50 from own experience.

When Jennifer wants to avoid headaches, and fulfill certain vision requirements (e.g driving) there is no solution without vision correction for her!

Maxim 01 Apr 2018, 10:52

Hello Jennifer, my best wishes and gratulations.

Your prescription is not dramatic, it is what the experts say, a 'low' prescription. But on the other hand, it is quite substantial, and, as you agree now, without glasses you just see nothing compared to wearing your glasses.

For example, without your glasses, you can't see that a fence is a fence - it might have been all over the years a greyish surface, but not a fence. So I understood from your writing, that you are quite happy with your glasses.

Don't be afraid, there might be not very much increase over the years to come, and the astigmatism might very well stabilize and not grow, just the myopia (nearsighted) might increase a bit, but not too much - this is my opinion.And still, this prescription gives a very nice looking and attractive appearance to young ladies, at least this is my preference (between -2.00 and - 6.00 or -7.00).

So all the best, and happy Easter holidays!

Likelenses 31 Mar 2018, 19:47


Congratulations on being a newbie glasses girl !

I am glad that your adjustment period went well.

In about six months or so, you may notice that you are not seeing quite as well as you are now. That is totally normal, as many times the optometrist will slightly under correct you, to aid is getting used to a first time correction, or sometimes it is just that your eyes get a bit worse. When that happens, be sure to have another exam, and then the adjustment to the new glasses will not be as drastic, as with your first pair.

Depending on your age, you certainly can look forward to a few increases to your prescription over the next few years.

Soundmanpt 31 Mar 2018, 14:21


Glad to hear that your eyes have adjusted to your glasses and that you're mow comfortable wearing them. It's normal when your first pair of glasses has quite a bit of astigmatism correction that it can often take several days for your eyes to fully adjust to your prescription. I'm sure that everything looks a lot more blurred now when you take off your glasses that it was before you got your glasses. Before you were aided by something called accommodation. But what it really means is that your brain was helping you see better than you really could. Now after wearing your glasses for a week your eyes are much more relaxed and not using any accommodation and your not straining your eyes trying to see things anymore.

So if you don't mind my asking why did you put off getting glasses for so long? You seem to have clearly known that you needed to be wearing glasses for quite a while. Was it just that you didn't want to be seen wearing glasses or something else? Since you got your glasses and have been wearing them have you gotten lots of nice complements on how good you look wearing glasses? I'm betting that you have. Are you sorry that you didn't get glasses much sooner instead of putting it off? You really do seem to be enjoying being avle to see so good now.

Jennifer 31 Mar 2018, 09:20

It has been a week, and I now feel comfortable with my glasses. I notice how bad my eyesight is more now because the difference between having my glasses on and off. Before I had nothing to compare to.

The glasses are great, I can actually see small and far away things for the first time in such a long time!

I no longer see the imaginary steps or slanted letters which is great. I had no idea vision was supposed to be this good.

NNVisitor 26 Mar 2018, 22:41


It will certainly take time to get used to wearing your glasses. You have a lot of astigmatism in addition to being nearsighted. Hopefully in time you will have adjusted to them. See how it goes during the next week-two weeks. If you absolutely cannot adjust to them after 10 days or so have the eye doctor you went to check your glasses. If you are told that they were done correctly and you still cannot adjust to them then consider getting contact lenses. Contact lenses take time to get used to as you would have to learn how to insert them, take them out and disinfect and store them using the appropriate solutions. Also at first you will feel them on your eyes. Vision typically is great with contact lenses and what you see will be more natural than what you see with glasses. Glasses are easier to deal with as contact lenses do in fact touch your eyes and even if you are tired in the evening you still must take them out using good hygene techniques and properly cleaning and storing them. Never sleep in contact lenses. Good luck Jennifer on whatever you decide to do.

Likelenses 26 Mar 2018, 21:13


I totally agree.

Soundmanpt 26 Mar 2018, 10:53

Voice of San

My comments to Jennifer is based on what is fact in her case. If she had only been prescribed with say -.50 glasses for distance I would maybe suggest that she wear her glasses for a week to 10 days so she gets used to wearing glasses and so her eyes could adjust. And then she could wear her glasses as needed. But her prescription is considerably stronger than that and she really needs to be wearing glasses full time now based strictly on her prescription and not because I simply want her to wear glasses. If you knew anything about optics you would know that adjusting to a rather high cylinder isn't that easy and the only way to adjust is by wearing your glasses as much as possible. Yes, in the end between her nearsightedness and astigmatisms she is almost certainly going to want and need to continue wearing her glasses full time. Of course if she wants doesn't want top wear glasses she can opt for contacts, But for her she would need "toric lenses" which are considerably more expensive than regular contacts. Actually about 3 or 4 times more expensive. That's totally up to her.

You're right this forum is about glasses but sometimes the advice provided is based on fact and not fetish.

Voice of Sanity 26 Mar 2018, 08:26


Glasses simply change the way light is refracted to your eyes. It has largely been proven that wearing glasses regularly won't change the physical structure of the eye. It is physically impossible to do that. So the arguments that you need to keep wearing glasses are spurious.

I suggest you disregard the damnations here to constantly wear your glasses. This is a glasses fetish website where people whack off to women who wear glasses. Do you think they would tell you to stop wearing glasses? Of course not. If you don't want to wear your glasses, you will be just as fine as wearing your glasses. Nothing will change. Don't worry.

Soundmanpt 25 Mar 2018, 14:01


It sounds like you're already tolerating your glasses a bit more than when you first put them on? Unless you have already been wearing your glasses all day which if you have then just continue to wear them. But if you aren't currently wearing them then it probably isn't a good idea wearing them in the car on the way to the theater. but once you get seated and not moving around you should put your glasses and hopefully it's a a movie that will keep your interest and you won't even think about your glasses being on. When the movie ends and your hopefully still wearing your glasses try keeping them on the rest of the evening. If you keep them on for the entire movie that should be close to 2 hours and by then your eyes should be feeling a lot more comfortable wearing glasses. Good luck and enjoy the movie.

Jennifer 25 Mar 2018, 12:10

Thank you guys, I will try keeping them on while I go to the movies tonight. Hopefully they will help.

Soundmanpt 25 Mar 2018, 10:08


You have needed glasses for a while. Your eyesight isn't terrible but it is for this being your first prescription. Your distance part of your prescription is the first numbers in each row of numbers. So your right eye your distance vision is -1.25 and your left eye is -1.50 so more than bad enough that you shouldn't be driving a car which I hope you weren't. The other numbers are your astigmatism numbers and normally those numbers are usually much lower. Usually around -.50 or -.75 is average. So you are considerably past those numbers. That's why you're having so much trouble adjusting to your glasses. So unfortunately the only way to adjust is by forcing yourself to keep your glasses on. Like Likelenses said find something where you're not changing focus with your eyes. Things like reading is good or sitting watching TV is also fine. The more you move around and look at something in the distance and then look at something close the more your glasses are going to bother you. Trust me once your eyes adjust you won't have this problem again. Likelenses is right once you need to be wearing your glasses full time and once your eyes adjust I don't think your going to want to be without your glasses anymore.

Likelenses 24 Mar 2018, 22:23


To get used to your new glasses, it would help if you pit them on, and read a book for a few hours.

Most likely you will find them very comfortable for reading. You may feel a need to push the book farther away than what you would usually read at, and that is good, but try to hold it no closer than twelve inches.

After a few hours or reading things in the distance should not be so distorted. It may hake a few days of doing this , before all seems to look normal.

Likelenses 24 Mar 2018, 22:09


You are nearsighted, but you also have a boatload of astigmatism in each eye.

The astigmatism correction is what is making it difficult to adjust to your glasses.

I agree with Soundmanpt on the importance of leaving them on.

When you do get used to them, you will need them all the time.

Jennifer 24 Mar 2018, 21:54

I do have my prescription it is Top row: -1.25, -2.75,110 bottom row is : -1.5, -2.5, 100

My eyesight has gotten horrible, I was too busy with other things and never went to the eye doctor, but i have been having trouble seeing for a long time.

Soundmanpt 24 Mar 2018, 20:03


I wish that you would have asked for a copy of your prescription because that would really be a huge help in providing you with advice. But I have a few questions that you may know the answers to which could be of help. First of all when you went to get your eyes examined were you having some type of vision problem or was your exam just an annual checkup which found that you needed to start wearing glasses? Did the doctor say anything about your having astigmatisms? Your reactions to your glasses really seems like what some people experience when they get prescribed with their first astigmatism prescription.

I can tell you one thing for sure. Going back now their only going to tell you that your eyes need to adjust to your glasses and that you should wear them constantly for the week to 14 days. Then if you're still having issues with your glasses you should come back and they will check things out. Honestly about 99% of the time they are right and by wearing your glasses your eye swill adjust and you will be seeing fine with them. So I would suggest as soon as you open your eyes tomorrow morning that you put your glasses right away and keep them on as long as possible. All day into the evening if possible. but if you do need to take them off to rest your eyes put them back on as soon as possible. Do that every day and I think you''re going to find that each day your glasses re going to work better and better for you.

Jennifer 24 Mar 2018, 19:01


I just picked up my long overdue first glasses.

I had them on at the shop, but took them off as I left because it was making me see weird things looked weird. I saw stairs that were not there, and weird dimensions in pictures.

I tried them on a couple of times later at home, but it was not any better as I experienced the same thing.

Any advise?

Lou 22 Mar 2018, 12:23


I've just ordered myself a new pair of glasses, the same style as I'm already wearing but with brown reactions, as the British spring seems to be making an appearance after two separate bouts of recent snow, although apparently it is going to get cold again!

This is what I've gone for, as I find this frame very comfortable and I like how I look in it:

I've also gone for the anti-reflective coating. I pick them up next week.

All the best


 15 Mar 2018, 10:51

Please, don't feed the trolls!

Likelenses 15 Mar 2018, 07:43

15 Mar 2018, 03:00 Poster

The nature, and wording of your posts indicate one of two things. Either you are a very immature troll posting from your mommies basement, or that you are a mentally broken machine, brought on by a sexually perverted lifestyle, and potentially dangerous to yourself,and possibly others.

Your imagination regarding sex leads me to believe the latter. If this is the case you are in need of professional mental health treatment.

This will be the last post from me to you, as I feel that continued communication is pointless, and actually could feed your already defective mental state.

minus5wholuvsgwgs 15 Mar 2018, 06:30

Why don t you trolls grow up and stop behaving like children

 15 Mar 2018, 03:00

LikeLying, if that was the case, at least I still would have sex with other people, instead of, like you, having it with that pillow with glasses glued and a hole cut that you call Cheryl.

Likelenses 14 Mar 2018, 15:59

13 Mar 2018, 16:19 Poster

Your posts consistently refer to wanking, so it leaves me to believe that you are unable to find a woman, and therefore do perverted sex acts with other men.

 14 Mar 2018, 00:10

You are such a liar and fake, likelenseees. No one can believe a word out of your mouth anymore. Even Cactus Jack said it was a good idea. You're a fraud, little boy.

NNVisitor 13 Mar 2018, 21:42

Some optometrists say their patients should wear their glasses all the time. If the prescription is a low one some say wear them for driving, TV and movies while others yet say to wear them all the time. When patients already are wearing glasses and get an increase often the examining doctor hands them a prescription with no advice on wearing time.

In any event some people religiously follow their eye doctor's advice as to wearing their glasses. Others partly or completely ignore the advice. I have seen no evidence that wearing or not wearing one's glasses all waking hours if myopic will make one's eyesight worse.

 13 Mar 2018, 16:19

Likelenses, the guy probably was laughing at you because he saw you talking to the imaginary Cheryl. So pathetic, really.

Or maybe Cheryl is the name you put to your wanking hand, I don't know.

Likelenses 12 Mar 2018, 22:08

Opt O. Metrist

When I went to my optometrist yesterday I mentioned your remarks about taking a break every day from my glasses, and he actually began to laugh about it. He said that he had never heard of such nonsense.

Likelenses 12 Mar 2018, 22:02

Had an eye exam yesterday, and received a -.50 increase. which brings me up to - 11.0 for each eye.

Cheryl wears bio concaves as her Rx is higher, but when we went to pick out my new glasses she suggested that I ask the optician to make mine in bio concave.

He said he could do it, and we are both excited to get them in about a week.

Likelenses 10 Mar 2018, 23:33

Opt O. Metrist

I am myopic, and have worn glasses for many years. My optometrist advised me with my first pair, to wear them all the time, for all activities distant, and near.She wore strong minus glasses herself, and commented that she put hers on in the morning when her alarm clock went off, as she could not see it, and that they stayed on all day, and evening.

When I first put them on, I realized how much I needed them, and ever since they are on with the exception of sleeping, and showering.

Why would you as an optometrist want someone to remove their glasses, and be unable to see?

Cactus Jack 10 Mar 2018, 12:19

Opt O. Metrist.

Thanks for your comments. I agree with you. I debated that suggestion for a while before I wrote it and later wished that I could edit it. I never pretend to be an ECP, but in this case, I did not include a disclaimer, but I should have.

I am very curious about several things, but didn't want to overload him with too many questions. I doubt he will actually wear his glasses full time no matter what anyone suggests.

I am having trouble understanding how he has managed in school. With that much Myopia and Astigmatism, his "visual world" must be pretty small, probably less than 2 feet or 60 cm..

Because these were likely his first glasses, do you think his ECP under corrected him or he will have trouble focusing close, when wearing his glasses, until his Ciliary Muscles get conditioned?

One would think that his ECP would have given him some instructions about what to expect with his glasses.


Opt O. Metrist 10 Mar 2018, 05:47

You are wrong this time, Cactus Jack. No one should ever wear glasses that much time during the day. Not every waking moment. We always recommend giving your eyes a break from glasses at least once everyday. This is the problem with pseudo-eye doctors here. Their advice differs from actual medical advice, while appreciated, it's much preferable to listen to the latter.

Cactus Jack 10 Mar 2018, 01:18


You should wear your glasses from the time you wake up, until you go to bed.

You are pretty nearsighted or shortsighted the Medical term is Myopia. Lots of people have Myopia it is corrected by the 1st number in your prescription using Minus lenses. Let me explain your prescription:

By tradition, the top row is for your Right Eye. Sometimes it will be designated as OD (Oculus Dexter) (from the Latin).

OD Sphere -3.50, Cylinder -1.5, Axis 135 degrees, Prism 6, BO (Base Out)

The bottom row is your Left Eye. Sometimes it is designated as OS (Oculus Sinister)

OS Sphere -2.75, Cylinder -1.25, Axis 100degrees, Prism 6, BO (Base Out).

Sphere, in your prescription, corrects your Myopia which is usually caused by your eyeballs growing a little too much. More about that later.

Cylinder corrects what is called Astigmatism. Astigmatism is a bit hard to understand, but it messes up your vision at all distances, near and far. It is usually caused by your Cornea, that is the clear part of your eye that is the first part you see. If you can imagine this, it should be evenly shaped like a slice from the side of a glass marble or sphere. If you have Astigmatism the curvature is not even. It is a steeper curve in one direction than it is in the other. Image a glass American Football. Astigmatism would look like a slice from the side of the glass football.

The Axis is the direction of the Long Axis of the Cylinder. By tradition, the 0 degree Axis is Horizontal. If you are looking at the glasses wearer, the degrees increase in a Counter or Anti Clockwise direction to 90 degrees is Vertical and one around to 180 degrees (same as 0). By tradition, Axis numbers are NOT specified above 180 degrees.

Prism corrects you problem of seeing double or two images. Your eyes tend to turn inward or converge or cross. It is likely related to your very significant Myopia. More about that Later.

The Base Out (BO) specifies the direction of the Base of the Prism correction. You may have seen a prism in science class in school. Prisms can do a lot of things. One of which is break up white light into the spectrum of colors. It can also help you NOT see two images. Called fusing the images.

I would like to as you a few questions that will hep me explain how your vision works if you are interested.

1. Your age?

2. What is your grade or level in school?

3. Where do you live? Country and State or Province)

4. Have you taken any Math or Science classes?

I understand that you are concerned about wearing glasses. Almost everyone is apprehensive about getting glasses. Really, glasses are just tools to help you see better. There will be some questions and perhaps comments. Also, your siblings or friends will be curious and want to try them. That will only last a couple of days and that will be the end of it. Once other people are used to you wearing glasses, the only comment you will get is if you get a different frame style. If you get a prescription change, but keep the same frame style, they probably won't even notice.

You are in for a BIG surprise when you get your glasses. Without your glasses, everything beyond about 30 cm or 12 inches is pretty blurry. You can probably read or use a computer if you hold the book close or get close to the display. The reason your eye are trying to turn inward or converge is because you are used to holding things very close.

When you put on your glasses for the first time. You are going to see things that you have not seen clearly in a long time. Frankly, things may look a little distorted until you get used to wearing them. The reason for this is that Vision actually occurs in your brain, Your eyes are just biological cameras and they have been delivering distorted images to your brain and your brain has been fixing them for you. It will take your brain a few days to learn how to deal with images that are in focus. Don't let it worry you.

One thing that may happen, because your eyes are not used to having to focus close, you may have trouble at first reading or using a computer. Close things may be blurry. If that happens, there are ways to fix that until your Auto-Focus System (yes you have one) learns how to work again.

Having Myopia can mean that your focusing muscles have not had to do any work for a long time and they may be very weak and unable to focus. If you experience that, please let me know and I may be able to offer some suggestions.

Do you know what your siblings prescriptions are?

When are your glasses supposed to be ready?

There is lots more to learn about vision. You have a great adventure ahead of you.


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