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Looking for hints on adjusting to new glasses

I recently got new glasses, after many years of not wearing them. If I am looking straight ahead, I can wear them for short periods. If I am looking anywhere else, I have trouble focusing. I've been trying to wear them for a few moments each day to become accustomed too them, but it's not working. Do you have any suggestions?


Asked by aliceinalgonac at 8:40 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Health

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  • Wear them as long as you can each time. Are they progressive lenses? Thay are harder to get used to. If so, give it time and make sure you are looking straight at the object not moving your eyes to the side. I hope this is making sense. But you have to turn your head, not just move your eyes. This is the tip the Dr. gave me and it helped me adjust quickly. message me if you want to. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 8:49 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • When I go a while without mine (really can't keep track of them, I'm worse than my child!), I always have a headache the first day or two. By the third day, it's gone. When you get up, take some Tylenol (or something similar) half an hour before putting them on. It makes the headache so much more bearable.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 8:48 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • If it is causing you a great deal of pain after a few months, I would speak with your eye doctor. Just give him a call and ask him what is going on. You could have gotten the wrong prescription, and he could fix it for you.

    Answer by serioussifL at 8:49 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • wear them all the time. you won't adjust on a few minutes a day

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:41 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • The time I had trouble adjusting to new glasses I took them back to the glasses place and the prescription was changed. You are having so much trouble, it would be a good idea to make sure it is the right prescription for you. My eye doctor had bumped mine up too much.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:43 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I would wear them more, but the result is blurred vision and blinding headaches. I need to find a way to adjust without becoming incapacitated.

    Comment by aliceinalgonac (original poster) at 8:44 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Just saw that you are getting headaches. the Dr and explain that and the blurred vision.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:53 PM on Jul. 31, 2010