I’m not having an emergency or anything, my eyes have just gotten worse over the past two years. I had an eye exam scheduled for last March but canceled it, so I’m definitely going in as soon as I can! But I’m having a hard time seeing while driving and did a home eye exam, and I wanted a prescription check before I ordered. This is for glasses to get me through my last semester of grad school and driving to work every day (I’m a teacher but only have a few in person students right now).
Preface: I have mild irregular astigmatism so I always have at least a tiny bit blurring and double vision even at my best lens fitting. But it’s gotten worse since my last eye exam in late 2018, so I did a home eye exam. My old rx:
OD: -1 SPH, -1.5 cyl at 95 OS: -1.25 SPH, -1.25 cyl at 85
The home vision test Rx after repeating a few times:
OD: -1.25 SPH, -2 cyl at 95 OS: -1.75 SPH, -1.5 cyl at 80
I was nervous about the home vision test, so I got trial lenses and watched about ten hours of video to learn how to subjectively refract myself. The new Rx is pretty close, and it’s the closest I get to equal clarity on the duochrome test, but it’s still pretty blurry and ghosting/doubled.
My best vision seems to be slightly stronger than the home test Rx. This is what I got when I refracted myself:
OD: -1.5 SPH, -2.25 cyl at 96 OS: -2 SPH, -1.5 cyl at 77
The duochrome test with this in my trial lenses is very slightly green, flipping to an almost unnoticeable red preference when I add .25. I am 32.
I know you’re supposed to leave a younger patient on red, but do I still count as “younger”? Is it okay to get the ones that look way clearer to me even though they’re slightly higher? I know this is just for a prescription to get me through the next 3-6 months, but I did not like the weaker prescription at all due to the amount of ghosting and shadows and blurring.