How to adjust to new glasses
Adjusting to new glasses, whether you’ve switched to a new prescription or are wearing them for the first time, can be a challenge for some people. If you’ve never worn glasses before, simply having frames on your face may seem strange and take some time to get used to. On top of this, some people may suffer from problems such as headaches, dizziness, or their eyes may water. At Mountain Eye Care, we understand that some people will have a learning curve when they get new glasses, which is why we take the time to make sure you are completely comfortable, and your glasses fit your face properly. In this article, we will be talking about a few ways that you can get used to your new glasses!
Make sure the fit is right!
While it’s important to have an optician take measurements before ordering, so your new glasses fit your face, have your optician adjust and optimize the fit before you take your new eyeglasses home. These minor tweaks can eliminate the discomfort common with new glasses, including the fit on your nose and behind your ears.
Understand the purpose of your prescription
Understand your corrective lens prescription, so you know what to expect. If you have single-vision lenses, which correct vision for reading or distance only, you may find it’s easy to adjust to your new glasses. But it may take a little more time to adjust to multi-vision lenses, such as bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses, which correct more than one type of vision abnormality in the same frame.
Test them out – wear them for the whole day
Wear your new glasses all day. If you have any problems getting used to your new frames or lenses, such as a headache, itchy or sore eyes, or dizziness, take the glasses off until the symptoms go away.
Stop wearing your old glasses
Don’t wear your old glasses anymore, so you can more easily get used to the fit and prescription of your new glasses.
Making the adjustment to you new glasses doesn’t have to be stressful or uncomfortable. Our vision specialists at Mountain Eye Care will get you fitted with your new pair of glasses. Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or to speak with a representative.