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Can a "strong" glasses prescription cause long term dizziness?

Can a "strong" glasses prescription cause long term dizziness?

Shouldn't: If the prescription is proper, then you should adapt quickly and dizziness should not occur. If the dizziness persists then the glass might need upgrading. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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I have a strange dizziness. The room isn't spinning. It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism. What could cause it? no headache

I have a strange dizziness.   The room isn't spinning.  It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism.   What could cause it?   no headache

Vision has to adjust: The visual system is quite important in maintaining a sense of balance/equilibrium, & sensing "dizziness." This is because there are discrete connections between the optic nerves and the cerebellum as well as other areas of the brain important to control balance. When you get new glasses your eyes need time to adjust and the connections to the cerebellum need to "reset." ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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I'm wearing 3 yr. Old prescription eyeglasses. I'm having dizziness, migraines, & lightheadedness almost everyday. Do i need new eyeglasses?

I'm  wearing 3 yr. Old prescription eyeglasses. I'm having dizziness, migraines, & lightheadedness almost everyday. Do i need new eyeglasses?

Not necessarily: Your migraines msy be caused by a variety of different reasons from the food you eat to the lack of sleep you might undergo. A change in your eye prescription is not known to cause migraines. ...Read more

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Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

This is stated in re: Reverse to another question. Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision i guess but the room should not spin. Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I was wondering is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

I was wondering is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Yes: But if it lasts more than 2 or 3 days go back to the eye doctor and tell them. ...Read more

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How long is the average time period you experience dizziness and off balance when first time getting new glasses?

How long is the average time period you experience dizziness and off balance when first time getting new glasses?

Not long: Dizziness and off balance should not be experienced for long after new glasses. Either something else is going on or the corrective prescriptive is incorrect. ...Read more

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What can be done to combat dizziness when switching between glasses and contacts?

Check power: This is usually due to a significant power difference between the eyeglasses and the contacts, or sometimes an uncorrected astigmatism. Rarely it could be due to the fit of the contact. Check with your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Can you tell me is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Should NOT happen: First, see an ophthalmologist and get this addressed. Your new glasses may have been designed improperly, but you may be experiencing changes in health, such as diabetes, or glaucoma, or cataracts. Get this addressed ASAP. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and my eyes were bothering me i went and got glasses now that I'm further along I'm having a lot of dizziness and my eyes hurt what to do?

Im pregnant and my eyes were bothering me i went and got glasses now that I'm further along I'm having a lot of dizziness and my eyes hurt what to do?

Pregnancy vision: During pregnancy, vision may change due to hormonal and fluid changes. These can change the refractive power of the eye, thus the prescription glasses may lose their accuracy. While these changes may be short lived, vision changes may stem from more serious health changes (diabetes and high blood pressure) which can start or worsen during pregnancy. This makes prenatal care critical. ...Read more

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Lately i've been getting these headaches & dizziness ... I personally think it's because of my glasses my lenses r a little old but the random dizziness scares me -- like i could be doing something & i'll get very dizzy like my brain or something feels li

Lately i've been getting these headaches & dizziness ... I personally think it's because of my glasses my lenses r a little old but the random dizziness scares me -- like i could be doing something & i'll get very dizzy like my brain or something feels li

Yes you need exam: Your glasses are not the problem. You need to see your primary care physician to evaluate you. It's possible you have a migraine variant with dizziness, but other possibilities like low blood pressure, heart condition, inner ear problem to name a few. Make an appointment right away and get some help. ...Read more

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PVC,s w/low dizziness BP fluctuates 120/80-140/90 HR 75-90.Heart is good seen cardio.Slgt earache.2 y ago could read fin print now wear rding glasses?

PVC,s w/low dizziness BP fluctuates 120/80-140/90 HR 75-90.Heart is good seen cardio.Slgt earache.2 y ago could read fin print now wear rding glasses?

Welcome to the club: As you approach 50, it's normal to lose near vision and require non-prescription reading glasses. This is due to the normal aging process and you can't prevent it, but you can pick up some terrific, lightweight magnifiers at Walmart for about six bucks. BP's normal. Everyone has PVCs. Sorry about your ear. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more