I Hate My New Bifocals!I have had the same single vision lens for five years to correct nearsightedness with astigmatism. Recently I noticed things were a little fuzzy and figured I needed new lenses. The eye doctor said my presc
Since I was trying to save money and had the same lenses for the last five years, I went ahead and let them make my new ones as bifocals. When I first got the new glasses, I wore them for 2 1/2 straight days until I couldn't take the eye pain and burning along with motion sickness anymore. During the first 24 hours I went back and had the angle adjusted and again the following week. Of course the eye place wants me to keep trying to get used to them saying it could take a couple weeks to a month, but I can't stand to wear them. Now they bother me in less time than when I first got them. I have tried to wear them at different times of the day like when I first get up in the morning or later in the day and evening. Sometimes if I don't walk around with them on and just use them to watch tv or work on the computer, I can keep them on for maybe an hour before the eye pain and burning gets to me. I never had the part where you have trouble going up or down stairs, just this constant pressure like pain in the eyes and things out of focus when I walk around. Even when I concentrate on where I am looking thru the glasses so that things are in focus more often, I still have the eye discomfort.
I have frequent sinus issues along with occasional vertigo, so I am thinking this is probably adding to my inability to adjust.
Anybody have any pointers in how to make the adjustment easier? I feel like just changing them to single vision lenses, but there are times it takes awhile to adjust from seeing up close to far away if I spend a lot of time doing up close work. So it seems I better figure out a way to get used to them!
Bluebyu 46-50, F 8 Responses 0 Jan 16, 2011