@baltimoron I tried both the Ronsir and the Revolutions. I don't think they have AR coating because daytime glare is an absolute bitch, but still manages to be less of a problem than the distortion. (Would AR coating help here at all though?) I started with -11 / -11 but the distortion was too great, so based on my optometrist's recommendation dropped to -10.25/-10.25... and now things are both distorted and blurry.
@ghdvfddzgzdzg I had never actually considered focal height, but it makes a lot of sense why that would be important. That might be the bigger issue actually. I've had relatively small glasses all my life (from the tender age of four, rofl) so it's never come up.
I am not as nearsighted as you, but I'm up there. My father is something like a -15. Unfortunately, there is really only one solution if the distortion really bothers you, which is a smaller frame. The trend towards frams right now is really big, and it seems like most frames are 50 and up, closer to 53 in many cases. You probably need something closer to 48-50, tops. Unfortunately, yes, that will rule out a lot of the "modern" frames. But hey, in 5-10 years, people will think that you are way cool, and look at the picture of all the dorky people in their heavy black frames.