I'm having trouble getting my latest progressive lenses made to my satisfaction. Allow me to tell my tale of woe.... I always have to go with the cheapest progressive lens option, which of course is asking for trouble. But in 2011 I had a pair made that worked out pretty well; i'm still wearing them. The other week I went in for my eye exam and the optometrist wrote me a revised prescription. OK, so I get a new pair of glasses made -- and they don't work; everything is kind of blurry and eye-straining. I take them to the optometrist, who tells me that the lenses are way off from her prescription. She tells me to have them remade, and to ask the opticians to check the glasses with their machine, which is apparently much more accurate than hers. She also re-tests my eyes and decides to make one small change to the prescription. I take the glasses, and my new prescription, to the opticians, who check them and say no, these glasses are dead-on. But they remake them anyway to add the small change to the prescription. the glasses are much better now -- but they still aren't quite right. Depth perception seems exaggerated, and printed words on highly contrasted backgrounds show a bit of ghosting or "ringing" around the edges. My right eye also seems less well corrected than my left eye; this may well be the root of the problem. For you optometry students out there, this is how the prescriptions compare: (OLD) OD: Sphere -1.25; Cyl -2.25; Axis 035 OS: Sphere -1.50; Cyl -2.00; Axis 155 (NEW) OD: Sphere -0.50; Cyl -2.25; Axis 046 OS: Sphere -1.25; Cyl -2.00; Axis 150 The biggest difference is obviously the right-eye's cylinder. it seems like an error, considering how little everything else has changes, but the optometrist checked these numbers twice, and the only change she made was to reduce the right-eye Cylinder to 2.00. (That's the change that seems to have helped some, but not quite enough.) Anybody have any thoughts on this at all? I have a feeling i'll just keep going back, getting the same numbers (more or less) from the optometrist, and getting the same "We ground them perfectly, don't look at us" from the optician. I've already shot my annual vision insurance wad on these folks, so I guess I'm stuck with trying to make them get it right instead of shelling out of my pocket to start the whole process over again with somebody else.... If I'm still seeing clearly out of my 2011 glasses, should I just admit defeat and keep on wearing them?