I have been having issues with my eyes for 5-6 years – I often can't seem to align the images from both eyes (e.g. one would be slightly higher than the other), making me very dizzy and unsteady on my feet.
After much trial and error, I realised that it's due to my astigmatism (-2.00 and -0.75) and the alignment of my glasses. I have many pairs of glasses in the course of the years, and some are better than others for this problem. Here are some patterns that I recognised:
- Certain kinds of 'premium' lenses (e.g. Carl Zeiss ones are the worst)
- Glasses being slanted (my right ear is much lower than the left, so temples need to be adjusted to correct for that)
- Staring at the computer for too long
- 'Unsteady' frames that keep on shifting around my face or gets misaligned easily
- Tightness of the nose supports against my face
- Dry eyes
- Dark lenses (e.g. sometimes I wear prescription sunglasses when working at home to feel less dizzy and be able to concentrate LOL)
- Certain kinds of cheap lenses (brandless ones, the cheaper the better my eyes seem to take it)
- Frames with smaller glasses
- Stiff plastic frames
That being said, none of these measures solves my problems permanently. Even when all stars are aligned, my eyes seem to adjust to whatever I try after 2-3 weeks, and the symptoms start slipping in again.
I've been to SOOO many opticians, eye doctors and even orthoptists, but none seem to be able to provide a satisfactory explanation as to why my eyes are so sensitive to misalignment with some glasses, and less with others.
Kind souls of Reddit, what do you guys know that might point me in the right direction ?