I Hate Not Having the Secret Decoder Ring
A couple of weeks ago, I got an eye exam which resulted in a new eyeglass prescription. I ordered a pair of regular glasses and a pair of sunglass which were both supposed to be done in 10 working days. They got them in and discovered that the regular glasses had the wrong prescription. I was told they should be fixed and in today so I went to pick up both pairs.
The regular glasses are not in today. Okay, fine. I'll come back tomorrow.
Meanwhile, they sent me home with my sunglasses. I tried driving around town in them, but something just wasn't right. I kept repositioning them on my face thinking they just felt funny because they were new and a different style. However, after being driven sufficiently nuts, I started switching back and forth between the old sunglasses and the new to try and figure out what was wrong.
It turns out that the new glasses are better than the old when I look straight ahead, but when I look about 20-30 degrees left of center, the new glasses are much worse than the old glasses. The lenses are very clean so it's not a smudge. Also, I tried this with both eyes open and also with each eye closed one at a time. That region is just very blurry no matter what I do.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what is going on here? During the exam, all of the tests where you compare option 1 vs. option 2 (those of you who have gotten glasses should know what I'm talking about) were with me looking straight forward which is how it has always been. Shouldn't those tests account for all areas of the corrective lens though?
I am supposed to go back tomorrow to pick up my regular glasses, and I would like to have an idea of what I need to tell these people to get my glasses fixed. Do I need an exam recheck? Do they need to recheck the prescription for these glasses? Etc...