If you have just obtained a new pair of glasses, but whether you have changed your prescription or not, it will take some time to adjust to the new glasses. The new glasses may bring you dizziness and uncomfortable wearing. This is a normal phenomenon and almost everyone has experienced it. In addition, we recommend that you refrain from long-distance driving or strenuous exercise in a few days to adapt to wearing new glasses. And wear as many new frames as possible, which will speed up the speed of the eyes to adapt to the new prescription. Do not mix them, otherwise it will only make adjustments more difficult. The complete adjustment process may take up to several weeks. If you still feel unwell after a week of trying new glasses and have a headache or blurred vision, consult an ophthalmologist.In this article, we will explain the causes of discomfort and how to adapt to new glasses.
How long does it take to get used to new prescription glasses?
Wearing a new pair of glasses should be a pleasant and exciting thing. However, for some people with sensitive eyesight, things are often counterproductive. Some visual problems may occur after wearing new glasses, such as dizziness, tilted eyesight, and eye fatigue. Most wearers who wear glasses for the first time or who change styles, that need more time to adjust to the new glasses until they are completely comfortable. Before your eyes adjust to them, in comparison, you may feel that new glasses cannot correct your vision like old glasses. Even if the prescription of your glasses changes very little, the power will be slightly affected due to the different sizes of the old and new frames. However, it is important to understand that this is usually a normal sign. So, how long does it take to adjust to the new glasses? This often depends on the individual, and some people don’t even need time to adapt. Wearing is perfect. But in most cases, the problem will be resolved within the first week. In some cases (such as buying progressive), it may take longer to get used to it.
Frequently asked questions about new glasses
It is important to know that people will encounter problems when adapting to new glasses, but at the same time they must also be aware of the problems they may encounter. You may experience various types of discomfort. Most of the new glasses feel a bit "different". The impact of the new glasses on you is probably:
# Eye fatigue: Especially in the first few days, you may feel eye fatigue. If you haven't fully adapted to these glasses by about two weeks, then there is a problem. Eye fatigue is severe enough to cause headaches and should be reported by the optometrist immediately.
# Distortion-this is the fish tank effect, it looks like a pen rolling off the table, you know it is actually flat. This is more common in the newly corrected astigmatism. You may feel a little unbalanced or even dizzy. If this situation persists for more than a few days, please contact your optometrist.
# The problem of depth perception-this is the ability to judge how far things are. This is a problem that most people encounter when wearing new glasses, especially when the prescription of the lens changes significantly. If you have difficulty judging the distance, avoid driving or operating machinery with new glasses. If necessary, wear old glasses while driving and new glasses the rest of the time.
# Dizziness: New glasses may make you dizzy, which is the most common problem people encounter. Dizziness is even more common when it comes to multifocal lens correction and astigmatism.
When to see the optometrist
The most uncomfortable symptom when wearing new glasses is headache. After wearing new glasses, blurred vision and dizziness may be common, but you should not ignore the problem that the headache will not go away. In case your new glasses cause headaches and do not improve in a day or two, you should consult an optometrist.
Some frames enter the field of view differently, so you need to adjust them to fit them correctly. If you have adjusted the frame to the perfect position, the type of lens has not changed from the previous pair of glasses. Even if you still feel unwell after a few days, you should see a doctor.
Tips for quickly adapting to new glasses
In fact, there are no specific tricks or secrets to help you adjust to the new glasses. However, please remember the following 4 points, which can make the process easier.
1. Put them on. When you wake up from sleep, you should put on new glasses immediately. You can wear it freely for 2-3 hours according to your personal situation. The use of glasses can be gradually extended from short to long. If there is no discomfort, try to wear it all day long.
2. Avoid frequently putting on and taking off glasses or swapping them with old "more comfortable" glasses. These things will only extend the adjustment time and make it difficult for you to adapt to the new glasses.
3. Try to wear them during the day. Don't wait to wear them later in the day. Things must be reversed.
4.Please give yourself more time and patience to adapt to the new glasses. Most symptoms will disappear within a few days, but if the symptoms do not disappear, be sure to ask an optician for examination. Optometry at the same place is the best.