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First Time Glasses
I've been diagnosed with normal astigmatism with nearsightedness. First time wearing glasses! I'd like to know, if I need to wear it all the time.
How long is the average time period you experience dizziness and off balance when first time getting new glasses?
Doctor told me that eyesight is weak and glasses of. 25 would be needed for both eyes. I worn the glasses first time for 10 min and having headache.
May not be correct: You may not have a correct diagnosis, but this needs to be clarified. You can discuss it with your physician or have your physician have you see another eye doctors like a medical eye doctor like an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Better vision: Some people a feeling of distortion when they put on a new pair of glasses. This usually resolves as you continue to wear them. If you are getting multi-focal or bifocal glasses. You may experience some distortion or blurriness from the bottom the glasses. Again this usually resolves as you wear the glasses. ...Read more
Like you can see: For most people, there are no symptoms when wearing glasses for the first time (or changing glasses). A few people have a feeling of distortion or dizziness that usually goes away by continuing to wear the glasses for a few weeks. If you get nauseated or get a headache, then return to the place you got the glasses for evaluation. ...Read more
Usually not: Headache may occur from the fit of the frames around your temples and ears. The optics usually will not cause headaches but should clarify the vision - if not recheck with your ophthalmologist. There are sometimes adjustment effects related to the prism effect of the ends of the glass which you will compensate for in 1-2 days usually. ...Read more
My daughter (6) just got glasses for the first time. Sph +2.50. Supposed to wear them full time but says everything is blurry. Wrong prescription?
Bet you're right: Get her seen by someone else. I'm sorry this happened. ...Read more
I took a. 5mg lorazopam 9 hours ago (for the first time ever). Is a couple of glasses of wine tonight a bad idea? I am not on any other medications.
Yes: Your eyes may feel misaligned with certain glasses prescriptions, especially those where the lenses are very different from each other or the axis of astigmatism is different on each side. If the glasses are made poorly and the optical centers aren't lined up with your pupils, you can see the effect of induced prism, causing double vision or eye strain. ...Read more
I had two glasses of aloe king aloe drink last night and im pregnent, first time, im concerned I'm 13 weeks and I have had no contractions thank you?
No reason to worry: Hardly any drugs or herbs have been studied for safety in pregnancy. There is no evidence aloe juice is dangerous during pregnancy; many women report using it regularly during pregnancy without problems. Some manufacturers of aloe juice claim it's safe during pregnancy. But most authorities say to avoid it as its safety in pregnancy has not been established. But there is no real reason to worry. ...Read more
I got contacts for the first time a few days ago & I updates my prescription for new glasses. When I switch from contacts to glasses, my glases makes me dizzy, nauseated & gives me headaches.
No: I am assuming you are wearing someone elses eyeglasses because they help your vision. But since they are not fit to your need, you might feel some strain. This is not harmful but it might be uncomfortable. At some time you should consider going to an ophthalmologist and getting the proper correction for your eyes. ...Read more
Trees Have Leaves!: I was age 5 when I got my first glasses and I distinctly remember leaving the optical shop and remarking to my mom that "trees have leaves! " she thought I was just being my normal weird self. People who have never been nearsighted cannot relate to that experience. It's common to feel a little off balance until your brain adjusts to your new vision. ...Read more
Should I put my glasses every time or only when I need it? Because when I putted it every time. It become worest.
When needed: If your prescription isn't too strong, it's fine to wear your glasses only when needed. If your nearsighted they'll help most at far distance; if farsighted, they'll help most for small print up close; if astigmatism at all distances, but not mandatory for mild prescriptions. ...Read more
No: For most eyeglasses provide improved vision and you will want to wear them to see better. For a few the eyeglasses provide corrections of things like eye misalignment in which case you will need to wear them. Not wearing the glasses for most cases simply prevents you from seeing clearly but does no harm to the eyes. ...Read more