About a month after I have been prescribed an update to my prescription, I've finally managed to scrape together the funds to purchase a new pair of glasses. The main change is that I have become more myopic (It's beginning to look like I won't be suffering from mixed astigmatism for too much longer...), with a change on the axis by about 10 on each eye. I've always managed to deal with blur rather well, quite regularly heading out with no correction and generally the correction I wear being the cheapest frames and lenses that I can find. Several of my colleagues had picked up on this at the start of my course and have constantly wound me up for it. Obviously at the beginning, I was unaware that what lenses you had and how the frames were set up for each patient made a difference to the quality. Now actually taking the time to maximize my vision and start taking care of my professional image (who wants an optician that squints through bad glasses..?) I am beginning to see what I have missed out on. I decided to go for a pair with a more sturdy frame, as most of the time they are whipped on and off my face for various reasons (generally vanity, but we won't talk about that...). With this bad spec-wearing practice in place, the most common problem is damage to the sides. Since wearing my new, sturdier pair, they actually feel more comfortable and fit much better. Until recently, I had no idea about what benefits anti-reflective coating the lenses had (until the lectures explained it all). I am now wearing such a coat on my new lenses and I'm literally amazed at how they make the world appear so much more vivid. As I have seen first hand at how the quality of my vision has increased with taking the time to choose the right frame, lenses and coatings, I now have a lot of belief in the products I'll be selling in the future. Hopefully my enthusiasm will help me sell them in the future. I have had, however, a few adaptation problems, but they were to be expected. They are more powerful and I have noticed that I've been experiencing only what I can call " Star Wars vision", as the tops of everything are much wider than the the bottoms. It made writing my last lab report akin to writing the opening sequence of Star Wars . However, after a week of wearing them, moving about and using them for their intended purposes, they are now fine. I don't think I'll be taking them off any time soon and I believe my world of blur is now a thing of the past.