I have a question regarding headaches tied to change in axis of my lenses. So I have had glasses prescribed for a long time, but only ever wore them for driving and stuff like that. However, I wanted to get into Endmyopia and wanted to get a solid reference starting point, so I visited an ophtamologist for a new prescription.
I got a new prescription, had close-up glasses made based on that, so far so good. However, after a few days, the headaches started . So I looked at my old prescription (which was way undercorrected btw) and realised that values for astigmatism have changed from 40 /150 to 20 / 0. This seems like a pretty huge change. Yes, I know that 0 is the same as 180 but still, 20 and 30 degrees. I suspect that this is what is causing my headaches.
So now I have 3 options I guess:
1 - suck it up and try to get used to it.
2 - make glasses with new spherical value but old axis value
3 - make glasses with new spherical value and get rid of the astigmatism altogether.
What do you guys think? Have you dealt with this before? Btw. Im experiencing headaches in all of my new glasses, so I really think it must be the axis.
For more information, here is info about the glasses themselves:
R: -0.75, cyl -0.5, axis 40
L: -1.50, cyl -0.5, axis 150
( no longer wearing these, weak and not equalized, however they did not cause headaches)
R: -1.75, cyl -0.5 axis 20
L: -2.75 cyl -0.5 axis 0
(I wear 0.5 reduction of these as normalised when outside)
New close-up glasses:
R: -0.5, cyl -0.5 axis 20
L: -1.5, cyl -0.5 axis 0
(based on the new prescription, for working close-up)
As you maybe noticed, the difference between my eyes went up from 0.75 to 1. I realize this might be causing some headaches as well… however what I’m experiencing is really uncomfortable, sort of like vertigo at times, sometimes preventing me from sleep . My eyes feel good, relaxed and I’ve even made some centimeter gains. But brain doesn’t seem to be happy. Will appreciate any advice!