Posted May 28th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Thank you for everyone's input. I have to 'fess up: I haven't been wearing my glasses since January - I've only worn them a few times and only for a few minutes each time because they make me queasy. A couple of you mentioned the distortion of words in a book - that's exactly what happens to me. It's like the page is curved and only the words in the middle are "straight." I'm thinking that I just need to force myself to wear them 5-10 minutes a few times a day and work up from there. My husband has worn glasses since he was a teenager and got his first bifocals when he turned 40, so he is not sympathetic to my plight.
As I mentioned before, I would have the glasses checked again to ensure the prescription was cut properly. If it was, then I would have the positioning of the cut checked as well. You say they are no line bifocals. What you are describing for symptoms sounds like something you would see with progressive lens. A progressive lens must be centered on your eyes. If you are looking down reading a book, and you move your eyes right or left you will get some distortion. You must move your head with progressive lens.
You really should not be having this much problem adjusting so something simply is not right with the glasses.
Bill and Sharon
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