The short distance glasses may correct astigmatism.
Interesting which sets my statement of the subject slightly... patients please
Several Eye Doctors explained to me that I have the refractive error of the astigmatic eye.
A step in the diameter of the cornea.
When contacts were only hard type and a trial and error fitting process, I was being fitted.
Well the first set that I tried hurt like spikes in my eyes, this old school eye doctor, told me to wait a little bit so I can get use to them...
When he sat me down to take an eye test even though the pain was still there, I was able to read the chart at 20/15 and below that some of the copyright print. I guess what happened that the pain was from the cornea was being reformed, forced by the hard contact. This was before they ever had cornea curvature correction.