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High Prescription Glasses Like a Fish Bowl

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:03 PM
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Default High Prescription Glasses Like a Fish Bowl

If somebody has a very high prescription, like a -10 or something, will their view of the world look like they're inside a fish bowl? Would a bigger lens help spread the distortion out so it's not so, er, distorted?
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In a -10 glasses prescription, you will get that "fishbowl" (fun house mirror) effect when not looking through the center, you'll actually see better in contacts & worse in glasses,
better vision in the very center, worse vision towards edges, and thick edge no matter who makes the glasses or what frame they're put into or how much money you invest.
A larger lens wouldn't really help, either. It would not make the "20/20" area larger, it would only make the lens thicker. It's an optics problem, not a frame/lens size problem.
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In a -10 glasses prescription, you will get that "fishbowl" (fun house mirror) effect when not looking through the center, you'll actually see better in contacts & worse in glasses,
better vision in the very center, worse vision towards edges, and thick edge no matter who makes the glasses or what frame they're put into or how much money you invest.
A larger lens wouldn't really help, either. It would not make the "20/20" area larger, it would only make the lens thicker. It's an optics problem, not a frame/lens size problem.
That's a good answer, oingoboino, even if you've got a funny name. Thank you for your help.
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That's a good answer, oingoboino, even if you've got a funny name. Thank you for your help.
Thank you for the compliment, Little Elvis, and you're welcome for the help.

Have you heard of the band Oingo Boingo? They had a big hit with the theme from the movie "Weird Science." (I think that's someone's screen name around here too.)
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In a -10 glasses prescription, you will get that "fishbowl" (fun house mirror) effect when not looking through the center, you'll actually see better in contacts & worse in glasses,
better vision in the very center, worse vision towards edges, and thick edge no matter who makes the glasses or what frame they're put into or how much money you invest.
A larger lens wouldn't really help, either. It would not make the "20/20" area larger, it would only make the lens thicker. It's an optics problem, not a frame/lens size problem.
I hope the "fishbowl" effect isn't this bad . . .
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I hope the "fishbowl" effect isn't this bad . . .
No kidding. Can you imagine the whole world looking like that?
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