Brinton Vision – Lasik St. Louis

*Please note that requests require seven (7) business days of processing time.

Some believe that if they just get a new pair of glasses with the “right prescription” that they will see comfortably and well despite having naturally poor eyesight. This is true some of the time but not all of the time. Patients with strong nearsighted and farsighted prescriptions will often not like the quality of their glasses vision even with the “right prescription. Glasses can make the world look smaller or magnified and cause distortions in the vision such as pincushion and barrel distortion. Even the correct glasses prescription can be difficult to adjust to with significant astigmatism.

Other parameters / features of glasses having nothing to do with prescription can make for sub optimal glasses vision, including:

  • Bifocal, trifocal, and progressive add power
  • Bifocal, trifocal, and progressive add location and height
  • Optical center of lenses
  • Distance between lenses (often captured by “pupillary distance” or PD)
  • Frame width
  • Lens height
  • Bridge size
  • Temple arm dimensions
  • Lens width
If you get glasses made from our prescription — e.g. in the case where you are not a candidate for LASIK or a vision correction treatment — and you find that you don’t like your vision in the new glasses, please reach out and we would be happy to work with you to evaluate the factors above. The best way to manage the non-prescription issues related to wearing glasses to see is to go to a glasses specialty shop. Feel free to reach out to us and we would be happy to recommend one to you.