I recently went to an optometrist and I came back with this prescription:
OS -4.75, -0.25 cyl axis 105
OD -5.25, -0.5 cyl axis 30
(I previously had OS -5.50, no cyl, and OD -5.50, -1.25 cyl axis 60 = my eyes improved both sph and cyl after my first differentials!)
So seeing how little cylinder I had now, I decided to order my glasses ditching the cyl and not changing spherical: OS -4.75 and OD -5.25, and see what happened as many of you I remembered could drop it with no problem it being so low. I also tried that new no cyl prescription with my contact lenses for a few days last week and was fine.
Well, I started using the new glasses last night for the first time and I get dizzy and nauseous, and feeling some strain. Today I could tolerate them better but I still feel nauseous because I can see crystal clear through my left eye and my right eye can’t due to its 0.50 cyl.
So now I’m sitting here wondering if I did something stupid, and should had ordered the glasses including those low cyl corrections instead, or whether this is normal and my eyes are just trying to adjust and should give them time.
So I guess my question is: was I reckless trying to go no cylinder? I thought about compensating the 0.5 cyl in my right eye with spherical (making it -5.50 instead of the -5.25 sph my eye exam showed) but really wanted to see if my eye noticed the change.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this, or whether anybody has had a similar experience with such low astigmatism. Should I give it time and see if they adapt? Or is it wiser to reinclude the cyl for distance? I really wish I had tackled the cyl on any diffs first instead.