Ok, I'm about at my wit's end with my new glasses. This evening I went and picked up my second new pair of glasses and I'm still having issues with distortion and I'm beginning to think it is the polycarbonate lens more so than the prescription (this time around).
Long story: First prescription I got with my new frames I had a high Cylinder number (2.50 I think) in the right eye. As soon as I put them on I immediately knew something was wrong. I was feeling almost like vertigo when I was trying to walk and my depth perception was all thrown off. Looking at a computer screen I could see a very pronounced Trapezoid shape to what should have been a perfectly square screen. I went back to the Optometrists and we adjusted the Cylinder down to largely eliminate that effect.
Now I'm seeing a lot of distortion at the outer edges of my glasses, I can actually look at the top of a telephone pole, nod my head up and down slightly and see the pole get stretched with the angle that I'm looking through the lens at.
So, any input? Honestly, the gentleman who I'm getting the glasses through has fairly broken English and trying to discuss this with him isn't going very far. And I have this feeling that the optometrist I went through is quite happy kind of fishing for the right numbers and blaming the polycarbonate lens for problems. Guess it's one of those you get what you pay for kind of deals.
I'd like to stay with a lightweight polycarbonate lens if I can, esp since one of these are going into a set of cycling sunglasses.