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Thread: Headache from bad glasses

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    I was so happy the other day, my DH said, "For your birthday this year I'll get you some new glasses, make an appointment." I did, then went to Walmart and got new glasses. I picked them up Sunday afternoon. Since my prescription is so strong I didn't start wearing them until Monday morning. Different everything---so much so that my stomach got a little upset. Okay, I just need time to adjust to new lenses, right? Wrong! I tried to drive last night and had a horrible time. Today the same thing. I found out that if I close my left eye the headache isn't quite so bad and I can see fine. If I close my right eye my vision must be twice as good in my left eye because I'm seeing two of everything. AAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK! I'm going back tomorrow, something just isn't right with these things.

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    Take those glasses back ASAP

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    I called them today while I was in town but I didn't have my old glasses with me and they said that they might have to keep these to redo them. I'm going tomorrow. The longer I wear these the more nauseous I become---especially after having to drive all day.

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    Aw, hope they get fixed soon!

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    probably ground incorrectly. it happens sometimes.

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    Take them back.

    I have heard from others with problems from Walmart.
    Don't let them give you any hassle either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I called them today while I was in town but I didn't have my old glasses with me and they said that they might have to keep these to redo them. I'm going tomorrow. The longer I wear these the more nauseous I become---especially after having to drive all day.
    Our Wal-mart is good at (trying to) making things right....DH had to take his back they had to redo the lens...but then when he was checked at different eye doc...we found out he had cataracts..had them removed and got multi-focal lens..never needs any glasses not even to read....not covered by insurance because they are new. I changed eye docs too.

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    Sounds like they got the prescription wrong!! Yikes!!

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    It took me forever to used to my new glasses this time, i usually get a new pair about every 2 years, (that is when insurance allows), but it was over a week of getting used to them, i thought i was going to have to take them back but it finally became ok. I was going through the same things.

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    Stop wearing them, and take them back tomorrow. Sometimes problems happen with them. I used to have 2 stigmatisms and sometimes it was a matter of being tweaked the wrong way. That's all it takes to have them make you feel that way. The BEST pair (and I work glass for almost 50 yrs) I got at Walmart!!! But there is definately something wrong with them. And I don't buy the "they'll take a while for you to adjust" comments either. I had a specialist that told me that that isn't true and to NOT accept them when you're in the office if they're off. You'll sometimes notice a SLIGHT difference....but should NEVER make you nauseous or dizzy!

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    I buy glasses online. The dr. will give you your prescription and you can order online for 1/4 the price. I've never had any trouble with customer service or quality. I have used several online glass lens business. I asked someone in the eyeglass dept at Walmart if she would measure my glasses size and she did. Ask when they aren't busy. She even fitted the glasses for me when I got them. I buy new glasses a lot, I like different styles of frames. It is so much cheaper online. I wear no line bifocals too.

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    I'm hoping to get there today to have them checked out. I put my old ones on this morning but from having to do so much driving yesterday my left eye is red and very sore today. I know it's eye strain.

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    Take them back!!! You have only one set of eyes!

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    They just don't sound right. I'm glad they are going to fix them for you.

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    Well, I've been to Walmart and they said, "Nope the lenses are ground right, must be the wrong prescription." So now I have to drive back into town Monday to go back to the doctor. Meanwhile I'm wearing my old glasses.

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    This happened to me one time, not a Walmart, but the Dr. office. The lens had been rotated to the wrong side!

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    That happened to me once, and ever since, I go to a doctor that has an optician to make the glasses. I have been glad once, but it was a $275 mistake. It cost me nothing, of course.

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    Here is a price chart from one place I buy my eyeglasses online.

    http://www.goggles4u.com/US/price.asp

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    Went to a new eye Dr. 3-4 years ago, he threw my glasses in the trash and gave me a $10.00 pair of reading glasses. He said if I continued down that road I would never be without glasses 24/7. Now I only use them for reading and sewing. Just took my drivers visual and aced it. Up until then I bought glasses every 2 years for 30 years.

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    Laughter has been said to be the best medicine.


    Today is the last day that I have to work on a costume for a play tomorrow night at church. So I cut it out and sat down at my vintage Singer to get it done. Black fabric, black machine, dark cabinet---I couldn't see what I was doing. I got up, turned on the light to my left, turned on the light to my right and started sewing again. I couldn't see. So, I pulled open not only the curtains but also the sheers and started sewing again. I still can't see what I'm doing. At this point I'm just sewing along sort of guessing where I'm at and getting more frustrated by the minute. I'm almost in tears! My eyes, my eyes! They're deteriorating every second it seems! Then I realized that I hadn't turned on the machine's light. LOL Once I turned it on I could see fine. Now I'm wondering which is going to be gone first, my eyes or my mind. LOL

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