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Mastic, NY
A 28-year-old female asked:

New optometrist changed myopia prescription to astigmatism prescription and have had a migraine ever since. my old glasses don't do that. what happened?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Takes time to adjust: To the new RX, but this will never happen if you always go back to your old glasses. It would be worth having the glasses rechecked.
Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Go back to optom.: Glasses are sometimes made incorrectly. Other times the refraction (measurements) are done incorrectly. You shouldn't be having headaches from a prescription which is supposedly 'better' than the old one. Go back to the optometrist.

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