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I got new glasses that distort my vision?

I got new glasses that distort my vision?

Retest: Glasses generally improve the vision noticeably. If you have been used to good vision from each eye and have gotten a new pair which does not provide this, then go back to the doctor (you were seeing an ophthalmologist -right?) who can check this out and get a proper correction. Most optical shops will fix a lense for any reason in a two month window from the first eyeglass made there. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: It could be the incorrect prescription. It may have been transcribed wrong or may have been made incorrectly. It could also be a large change from your last glasses which could be difficult to get used to. Also could be that you dont tolerate the lens type you have (progressive etc.) or the frames (to narrow or too wide). If it persists beyond 3 weeks or so of full time wear then get them checked. ...Read more

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

Is there anything new in glasses or contacts to improve long distance vision?

ICL's: There are implantable collamer lenses that you can implant in your eyes to improve your vision. Materials to make glasses or contact lenses have improved, but they are still glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more

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My new glasses are causing my distance vision to be blurry. What should I do?

My new glasses are causing my distance vision to be blurry. What should I do?

Recheck: Go back to your original eyeglass correction prescriber (this was an ophthalmologist?) and have the power re-checked. If your vision in the office originally was excellent, then the power likely will need adjustment. ...Read more

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Wearing too strong glasses has made my vision worse - can getting new lenses make it better?

See Below: Getting new glasses with the correct prescription will maximize your potential vision which should be perfect unless you have an ocular pathology. ...Read more

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If I have astigmatism, will glasses still distort my vision?

If I have astigmatism, will glasses still distort my vision?

No: Almost all eyes have astigmatism which simply means that the eye is not perfectly spherical. Most glasses contain a correction for astigmatism to reduce or eliminate the distortion it causes. ...Read more

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Why is my distance vision still blurry after new glasses? snellen chart not working for the real world?

Why is my distance vision still blurry after new glasses? snellen chart not working for the real world?

Return to eye doc.: If your vision is blurred with new glasses, there maybe a problem with them. Return to the eye doctor who prescribed them for evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. snellen chart not working for the real world?

What do you suggest if my distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. snellen chart not working for the real world?

Second exam: Consider a second exam with the same or different doctor. Also, there are other vision test, such as color vision, stereo acuity, visual field tests, contrast sensitivity, and others. You may have an underlying eye problem, or your prescription may have changed slightly. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more