So, to give a brief history. Five years ago, I went to the optometrist for an eye exam. My vision was okay, but the doctor suggested that I wear glasses and gave me a prescription. Once I got the glasses, I put them on and could see a bit better, but my vision was still a bit blurry. I felt that my vision should have been better, sharper. So, I went back to the doctor and he gave me a new prescription, but my vision was still not the best. Honestly, I could see better without the glasses. I ended up never wearing the glasses.
Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed that my vision has been getting worse. Nothing significant, just normal vision change (per the doctor I saw this weekend). This weekend, I saw an optometrist and had an eye exam. She said my vision was pretty good for a 43 year old guy, my left eye is 20/40 and my right eye is the one that needs help (I can’t remember the exact number). Anyway, I decided to try contacts and got my prescription. When I tried them on, the girl handed me one and said, “put this in your left eye”, which I did. Then, I put the other one in the right eye. After I had them in, I noticed that everything was blurry, and my vision was much better without the lenses in. I asked the lady who helped me if it was normal for vision to be blurry, and as I suspected, she said “no”. She went on to say that it might take my eyes a little while to adjust. Two hours later, my vision was so bad I took out the lenses and as soon as I did, I could see a lot better. I put them back in the next morning and wore them for about an hour. My vision was so blurry that I couldn’t even function. I took them out again and go to thinking about something. When I got the lenses, the lady who helped me told me to always put in the right lens first, to avoid putting in the wrong lens in the wrong eye. But, when I put them in (under her supervision), I put the left in first. I decided to flip flop the lenses and noticed a big improvement in my vision, althought it was still a bit blurry. Although my vision was better, it still was not as clear as I think it should be.
I tried to wear them again today, but had to take them out due to blurriness. Since I took them out, my vision is still bad. It’s almost as if I have a film over my eyes which is preventing good vision. I never had that before (the film feeling).
Am I a freak of nature and there are no glasses or contacts that will correct my vision? Is it normal to get a bad prescription and have to return for another eye exam? I do have another appt for this coming saturday. Am I doing something wrong? It’s just frustrating that this is the 2nd time I’ve tried to do something about my vision and both times have failed.