Eye Care Expert Forum
Axis difference between eyeglasses and RX
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Axis difference between eyeglasses and RX

I got my glasses from an online optical and wear it for a few days and had a weird feeling. It's hard to explain, but somewhat like itch, dry feeling of my left eye and dizzy. I am trying to figure out whether it's caused by the wrong prescription glasses or my brain.

I have 2 glasses from the same online optical and ordered at the same time.
Since I have this itchiness, I have them checked at a local optometrist, and it turns out:

1)
Right -4.5 -.5 178
Left -4.25 -.75 29

2)
Right -4.5 -.5 177
Left -4.25 -.75 154

Looks like they made right eye correctly, but the left one is a bit off.
Especially the first one, the axis supposed to be 180(Please see my prescription below).
Should I send them back for a replacement? Or Is it okay to keep?

Thank you so much.

This is my prescription:
Right -4.5 -.5 180
Left -4.25 -.5 180
2078052_tn?1331936700
The astigmatism axis is way off for the left eye, worse in the first prescription.  I would have your optometrist recheck your left eye, and then have the glasses re-made.  It will not hurt your eyes to wear the glasses, but the vision won't be as sharp as it could be.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank