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    New Prescription Created Floaters/Halos/Starburst

    Up until my glasses prescription change in 12/10/10, I was seeing just fine. No previous issues. 2 months after wearing the new glasses, I began having horrible floaters, fogginess, halos, extended impressions, and starbursts. I had always been somewhat light sensitive but now it is much more extreme. All the symptoms are occurring in both eyes (but slightly worse in the left). The symptoms are here during the day and night and especially visible around LED lights, whether I have my glasses on or not. I went to see 3 ophthalmologists, all of whom told me that my eyes looked fine (no mac degen, no tearing, no flashes). But they are not fine! So I've been living with this for 2 years+ now hoping the "floaters/halos will subside", as they told me. And they havenít so I'm revisiting this again and started by comparing my glasses prescriptions. Thankfully, none of the symptoms have become worse since their initial appearance.

    The old set of frames were 51 | 18, the new set is 52 | 18. The frames were chosen purely on style and are rectangle shaped. Both sets of glasses were hi-index 1.67. Both sets were made VisionWorks.

    My prescriptions were done by the same optometrist. She is reputable. Here they are:

    12/13/06
    OD: -5.25 -2.25 90
    OS: -7.50 -1.25 65

    12/10/11
    OD: -6.00 -2.25 92
    OS: -8.25 -1.25 68

    I did notice that the base curve changed with the new prescription. I also immediately noticed on the new glasses the level of distortion was great outside the optical center. Surprisingly, so. I thought it was a bit unusual how the clerk at VisionWorks measured the optical center. She just took a pen and marked where my pupil would be in the center of the lens. We didnít really work too hard on a comfortable fit either, so Iím certain we adjusted them up or down after they came into the shop (thus moving the optical center).

    Anyway, Iím open to your thoughts on how proceed. This seems like a reputable community here, and I welcome your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysky1 View Post
    Up until my glasses prescription change in 12/10/10, I was seeing just fine. No previous issues. 2 months after wearing the new glasses, I began having horrible floaters, fogginess, halos, extended impressions, and starbursts. I had always been somewhat light sensitive but now it is much more extreme. All the symptoms are occurring in both eyes (but slightly worse in the left). The symptoms are here during the day and night and especially visible around LED lights, whether I have my glasses on or not. I went to see 3 ophthalmologists, all of whom told me that my eyes looked fine (no mac degen, no tearing, no flashes). But they are not fine! So I've been living with this for 2 years+ now hoping the "floaters/halos will subside", as they told me. And they haven’t so I'm revisiting this again and started by comparing my glasses prescriptions. Thankfully, none of the symptoms have become worse since their initial appearance.

    The old set of frames were 51 | 18, the new set is 52 | 18. The frames were chosen purely on style and are rectangle shaped. Both sets of glasses were hi-index 1.67. Both sets were made VisionWorks.

    My prescriptions were done by the same optometrist. She is reputable. Here they are:

    12/13/06
    OD: -5.25 -2.25 90
    OS: -7.50 -1.25 65

    12/10/11
    OD: -6.00 -2.25 92
    OS: -8.25 -1.25 68

    I did notice that the base curve changed with the new prescription. I also immediately noticed on the new glasses the level of distortion was great outside the optical center. Surprisingly, so. I thought it was a bit unusual how the clerk at VisionWorks measured the optical center. She just took a pen and marked where my pupil would be in the center of the lens. We didn’t really work too hard on a comfortable fit either, so I’m certain we adjusted them up or down after they came into the shop (thus moving the optical center).

    Anyway, I’m open to your thoughts on how proceed. This seems like a reputable community here, and I welcome your input.
    Please follow the posting guidelines. This is something we cannot and will not answer. The post needs to be closed.

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