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Vision looks slanted in new first time glasses


I have just got glasses for the first time thee days ago and when I look at my laptop/PC monitor or anything square/rectangular within a couple of meters distance, they look all slanted, it's like the left side is being pinched in and when I take my glasses off it's the right side that looks pinched and depending of the angle I view the screen to how servere the slated/trapezoid the monitor is.

When other people look through my glasses they see the same thing. Other than that the glasses has made everything crystal clear and my long vision does not appear slanted at all.

My prescription is below, are my eyes just still adjusting or is my prescription wrong?

R +0.25 -0.25 85.0
L +0.25 -1.00 80.0

Answer Written answer:

This is normal at first, particularly with a correction for astigmatism which is significant in the left eye. If your vision is clear then they should be correct and may perhaps take a couple of weeks to settle. 

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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