Guide to Adjusting to New Prescription Glasses
You’ve checked in with your optometrist, added your prescription glasses to your cart and finally have your new specs. Although you’ve done most of the hard work, adjusting to your fresh pair of prescription glasses, whether they're regular glasses or sunglasses, can be a process. If you’re wondering how to get comfy in your new prescription glasses, we have tips and tricks to make the transition smooth.
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to New Glasses?
If your new glasses feel slightly off when you get them, you’re not alone. It’s normal to go through an adjustment period when you first receive your new specs; you may even feel a bit off balance for anywhere from a few hours to two weeks.
Why Do My Glasses Give Me a Headache?
You might experience everything from blurry vision to headaches as your eye muscles get used to your new lens power. Symptoms may be even more noticeable if it's your first time wearing prescription lenses or if your prescription has changed dramatically. If you have progressive, bifocal or trifocal lenses, it can also be tricky to learn how to look through your glasses.
Wear your new specs as often as possible for a seamless transition. Though you want to avoid wearing them during challenging activities, like long drives, you can flex them during work Zoom calls or casual hangs with your crew.
While you should take time to break in your new glasses, you should contact your eyecare provider if symptoms, like headaches and eye strain, last over two weeks. It’s possible your eye muscles are working extra hard because the prescription isn’t quite right or you have the wrong pupillary distance. It’s worth getting your eye re-examined for specs that feel just right.
How Do You Adjust to a New Frame Shape?
Adjusting to new glasses doesn’t just mean adjusting to the prescription; it also means adjusting to the fit. Before you get your glasses, try to choose a silhouette suited for your face shape. For example, people with heart-shaped faces should generally look for frames that work best for heart-shaped faces (think modified frames and circular shapes). Moreover, your face size and nose bridge will also impact how comfortable your specs feel.
What should you do if your glasses hurt your ears? Depending on what your frames are made of, you may be able to adjust them as needed by carefully working with eyewear accessories and tools. With metal frames, you can use pliers with plastic tips and a cloth to gently bend the metal to adjust it. With plastic frames, you can gently loosen the screws at the hinges or place the frames in warm water to slightly bend the arms. However, be extra cautious while doing so to avoid lens damage. For peace of mind, consult a professional optician to adjust your new specs if you have any doubts.
How Long Do Prescription Glasses Last?
Eyeglass prescriptions are usually good for one to two years. Check with your optometrist or carefully read your prescription to find out if yours is still valid. There’s no set-in-stone rule for when to replace your glasses, but it’s a good idea to get an eye exam annually to detect any vision changes.
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