Author Topic: How to do pushing with high astigmatism?  (Read 5209 times)

Offline qofmiwok

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Re: How to do pushing with high astigmatism?
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 03:42:51 PM »
4-15 update
The progressives I had made with half the astigmatism are working out well.  (The prescription mentioned below.)  The only time I really notice my eyes are not fully corrected for astigmatism is watching subtitles on the tv.  I can read the subtitles, but I see what I'll call two overlapping sets of letters.  I am hoping that in time my muscles will change and allow my eyeballs to reshape to this lower cylinder.

I ordered these computer glasses which are now great for mid-range work such as playing piano and using a desktop computer.
R: -0.75 sphere with -1.25 cylinder at 170
L: +0.25 sphere with -1.00 cylinder at 165

i ordered these reading glasses but found the blur point is too far away for pushing. 
R: plano with -1.00 cylinder at 170
L: +1.00 sphere with -0.75 cylinder at 165
So I am going to reorder this with an additional +.5 in the left and +.75 in the right.  The reason for more in the right is to start trying to get my right and left eyes more even.  I figure at some point I need to get my eyes more even so I can stop wearing glasses except plus lenses for reading.  So I will push with only my worse eye as much as I can to start to even them up.

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Re: How to do pushing with high astigmatism?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2015, 06:39:24 PM »
In June I took my distance prescription to:
R: -1.5 sphere with -1.5 cylinder at 170
L: -.075 sphere with -1.25 cylinder at 165

For reading I'm using:
R: +.75 sphere with -1.0 cylinder at 170
L: +1.5 sphere with -0.75 cylinder at 165

I'm seeing well with more improvement in the left eye.  Right eye is 20/20 on the Snellen and left eye is 20/15, so based on my trial lenses I'm going to the following for distance:
R: -1.25 sphere with -1.25 cylinder at 170
L: -0.25 sphere with -1.0 cylinder at 165

and for reading:
R: +1.5 sphere with -0.75cylinder at 170
L: +2.5 sphere with -0.50 cylinder at 165

Remember, I started here in December, less than a year ago!  At first I reduced the spherical to just about nothing, but then jumped it back up and dropped the cylinder in half, because it's really the high astigmatism that was a drag.  If I didn't have so much astigmatism to deal with, I probably wouldn't be wearing glasses anymore by now.
R: -2.0 sphere with -2.75 cylinder at 170
L: -1.0 sphere with -2.50 cylinder at 165
« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 07:51:03 AM by qofmiwok »