I have astigmatism and diplopia
. I am 33 years old. Corrective eye surgery
was performed 5 years ago on my right eye (muscle reattachment) to help the diplopia. It helped quit a bit actually (no longer splitting when I'm tired, no longer can force the vertical eye split on purpose). It still happens on occasion when things are close, when looking far to right or left, or when looking through binoculars.
Last week I went in for an eye exam (haven't been in 4 years). Long story, but my wife has chronic illnesses and I've been so focused on taking care of her that I've not given my own issues the priority they need. Anyway, I finally went to the doctor (primary care) and then referred to Optomology. I asked if I should go to Opthamology due to my previous surgery/condition and they said no. Went to Optomology (eye doctor) and came out the other side with a prescription to help both Astigmatism and Diplopia. They prescribed prisms.
I received my glasses
today and was thrilled about seeing better, after getting them though I was less than satisfied.
Symptoms That Drove Me To Recent Appointment
- floaters, strong flaring or halos from lights (especially taillights at night driving), ghosting (monocular double vision
Reason For Concern Post Receiving Glasses
Although the glasses appear to help with astigmatism problems (text is clearer, crisper)...
- Prism glasses are making my right eye move up while left eye stays straight on, evident when looking in mirror (was not like that prior to getting prism glasses)
- Feels like I'm looking through fishbowl, nausous feeling
- glasses are rectangular and narrow, can see a lot below glasses and isn't right
- when i take the glasses off I see double, which was NOT occurring before glasses
- straight lines are skewed, images are skewed, looks like super artificial 3D tunnel vision
Why did they prescribe prisms? When they were treating for astigmatism the lens
equipment was like binoculars to me and made my brain split the image and go double (eyes moving). This does NOT happen without things in front of my face. I think they felt the need to address.
I wish I had went to an opthamologist who understood my past surgery and to talk through a better plan first, going on over pros and cons. I'm worried that I'm going to do more harm and potentially negate the surgery I had.
I don't want people to see my eyes misaligned, which I'm having with the glasses on (hurts my self esteem).
Should I get a second opinion? Should I see an opthamologist? Should/can I get my money back for the glasses? I want to be able to take my glasses off and wrestle with my kids without seeing double again and having adjustment problems. I just want to see clearer!