Turns out it’s the distortion. My glasses are strong enough that things get quite distorted at the edges. Couple that with the fact that I’m a person who enjoys and relies on peripheral vision, and who tends to make use of eye movements to look around, and you can see why I’m sensitive to normalized and have tolerance issues. The only thing worse for me are contacts; I don’t tolerate those at all due to problems with foreign body sensation and irritation, probably from allergies.
I’m sticking it out. Hopefully the distortion does not wreck my visual system. I can’t wait to start reducing powers.