Could my eyeglass prescription be wrong?

Last week I had an eye exam and received new glasses. They are progressive lens and my outdated glasses were also progressive, so I know they take a bit of getting used to. I put my trial glasses on in the optical store and couldn't see out of the left eye as it be extremely blurry. The optician rechecked the lens, made some adjustments (several times while I was still there) but still I just couldn't see ably. They told me to go home and "try to get used to them", which is what I reluctantly did. The next daytime, not being able to see well at adjectives and being very frustrated, I went wager on to the optical store. They then said maybe it was the frame style cause some distortion and also maybe it was the fact that they used a different brand progressive lens than what I previously have. So we started over. I picked out new frames and they remade my glasses using a different type progressive. Ok, so next daylight my glasses were ready. In the store, they did give the impression of being to be better, but again the left eye just seemed wrong. I disappeared with them again and just thought I would get in tune to them. That's been 3 days ago and I am back to wearing my old specs because I still can't see with the new ones. I am so frustrated. The glasses be expensive and more importantly, I don't have good vision. So I am considering going to a different optometrist tomorrow and acquire another eye exam to see if it comes out different, then I plan to get my money back (they do hold a 30-day guarantee) on the glasses and go somewhere else and start over. I'm leaving within a few days to go on vacation out-of-state and I need to be capable of see well and will also be driving.

My question is to anyone with optical experience...Could the optometrist enjoy gotten my prescription wrong? Is the eye exam based on my subjective responses to the test? Or is it mostly based on the computer measurements they also appropriate during the exam? Sometimes I have a hard time answering "is this better or worse" because of a muscle imbalance problem I own had since birth (I had strabismus surgery as a child and I always convey the optometrist that.) Would a different optometrist most likely get the very same results from my eye oral exam? Here is my prescription just so you can see how each eye varies. I would also similar to to ask you how common is it to have such a big variation contained by each eye.

Right eye: sphere -2.50 cylinder -1.50 axis 120
Left eye: sphere -4.75 cylinder -1.00 axis 171
Add +2.25 (but doesn't say right or left)
PD 59/55

Also, here's my old prescription from goggles I wore for 3 years:

Right eye: sphere -2.50 cylinder -1.25 axis 115
Left eye: sphere -5.00 cylinder -1.00 axis 80
Add: 1.75

I really would appreciate any feedback from knowledgeable people. Thanks in finance.
Answers:
Chances are your left eye have been getting a lot worse, in certainty, according to the numbers, your left eye is a lot worse than it was at the time of your second exam. Because of this, it's a large adjustment to get used to. My eyes changed dramatically between my last eye exam and the one up to that time it, it took me nearly 2 weeks to adjust to the new prescription. However, since yours is such a huge difference, I would get a second opinion from a different optometrist if you are competent to do so, that way you'll know if the first one got it wrong (they are after all human beings, and adjectives human beings make mistakes, and every pair of eyes are different), or if you just requirement to get used to wearing new glasses.
It maybe wrong it happens adjectives the time, especially of a student did your refraction. Next time ask the doctor to refract you to be sure it is accurate. Most of the time your eyesight gets worst over the years. Your axle on your left looks like the problem to be exact why it is blurry. Bring your glasses back again so they can be corrected.
90 degrees difference in the left eye axis is of course a reason not to see well.

I would think the Dr. expected to write 71, not 171 on the new Rx. Source(s): Optician
The outdated and new prescriptions are very similar the only trunk difference is the cylinder component for your left eye seems to be about 90 degree different from the old one, I wonder if this is where the problem lies.


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