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As the title says, I’m really confused. I had an eye test done 21/9/22 and this was the result.
R: -3.00 Cyl: -0.75 Axix: 170
L: -2.50 Cyl: -0.25
I explained in the test that I get strain when things are really clear and that I wanted to be at the lower end. I think he has taken it to the extreme. He said I would be insured to drive with this prescription. I went today to get some contacts to try out which are these and are so low:
R: -2.5 / -0.75 x 170 (Toric lense)
When I came out of the optician and walked to my car I thought I was going to fall over. I felt so dizzy. Is this normal with a Toric lense. Is it essential to have for cylinder of 0.75. When I got home I looked at my snellen (it’s not the best. A bit dark in my kitchen at that time and also the home print quality isn’t the best but I’m using it while I wait for a professional one to arrive. But basically, I couldn’t see 20/40 on this chart. I have been wearing:
I could see more than 20/20 so I knew I needed to go down but the jump seems huge.
I really want to get glasses and don’t know what to use. My measurements are so much higher than the opticians (see below). He has tried to accommodate the fact I get eye strain when contacts are too strong or during the eye test when the letters are clearer, I get a strain around the inner canthus and eye lids of my eye. So because of this and because I said I wanted to be on the lower end (silly move on my part perhaps) I have this crazy prescription and don’t know where to go from here.
This is so low compared to my eye measuring. The range for my eye measuring is:
R: -3.3 to 4.1 (this was after a long evening of research on my laptop and phone)
L: -2.9 to -3.4
Using Snellen, I could read 20/20 and could kind of read the line below wearing -3.5/-3.0 contacts.
Last July me prescription was:
R: -3.75 Cyl: -0.5
L: -3.5 Cyl: -0.25
I never got glasses and got contacts online based on trial and error as the opto suggested a weird combination.
I really don’t know what to do. I have 5 days of contacts to try out but I had to get them out the minute I got home as I couldn’t bear them so not sure how I’ll get on tomorrow. I have these, a few pairs of my -3.0 and -3.5 and a pair of 10 year old glasses that are way too strong (circa -4.0/-3.75 I think). I lost 2 weeks of eye measurements when my phone was stolen and would like to have a couple more weeks of measurements but I need to do something quickly or I’ll have nothing to wear. Not sure what to order.
Any thoughts. I know differentials are usually the first thing to get but I don’t actually have normalised contacts or glasses, other than my -3.5/-3.25 contacts which I think were too strong based on Snellen.
Also if I end up ordering my contacts online, is it essential to get the -0.75 cyc. I’ve not been wearing any with a cyl measurement and the way it made me feel (I get vertigo and it was like that), I really would rather avoid.
Sorry this is so long. I know asking about diopters is a no-no but I feel like my situation is a bit confusing/messed up.
Thank you, Sophie
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