I've been feeling a bit off today, so worked back the last 24 hours to see what was causing it. I found it....
Yesterday, I had an optician's appt to get my new glasses prescription sorted. I wanted a pair for computer use as my eyes are straining a bit. I already have reading ones. New glasses arrived and I couldn't read >8" from my face, never mind see my computer screen. They were worse than my old reading glasses for both reading and seeing the screen.
The optician was insistent I was wrong, he would not listen. I simply could not be experiencing what I said. I think he really wanted to say I was lying but knew that wouldn't go down well.
It took me getting my "this is how it will be" voice out to solve it. He would not have listened to me without me bringing out every bit of assertiveness I could. He was even refusing to look away from his screen when I was trying to show reading distances, he was furious that I was challenging his professional competence.
He put the glasses in the lens tester and showed me "see, this is what I prescribed last time". I think he must have entered the wrong figures when he did the prescription last time, no other reason for such a huge prescription error. My eyes haven't deteriorated in the two weeks from prescription to getting them, I'm still using my readers for this computer with no difference.
When I had my initial eye test with him, he rushed it, reusing my old prescription and the whole appt was <15 minutes rather than the usual 30-40 minutes I'm used to for eye tests.
We eventually sorted the prescription but he was clearly bitter at having to redo them. I didn't want anything beyond getting the lenses sorted, I didn't want money back, I just wanted my glasses working as promised.
Such a simple thing but effectively being accused of making it up has derailed me slightly. Now I know the cause, I can shuffle it behind me. Typing this has been the therapy I needed to move on!
I'll get my new glasses, if they're right then that's when I'll make a formal grumble to his bosses. I can't believe I'm not the only one who he's been like this with.