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Is this normal for first time glasses to feel dizzy?

Is this normal for first time glasses to feel dizzy?

Yes, but: It is normal the first few days you use them until your eyes get used to the new glasses but if this problem continues you should see the eye specialist again to fix the correction for your eyes sometimes could be more than you need. ...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


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First time wearing glasses - I have funhouse effect, what should I do?

First time wearing glasses - I have funhouse effect, what should I do?

Wear them: This will go away if you wear the glasses. Wear them as much as possible. If it does not resolve in 1-2 weeks, return to where you got them. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Better results: You certainly will get better results if you wear them consistently. You could take them off for reading, but should definitely be wearing them to drive or operate machinery where better vision is essential ...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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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.

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

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What can I expect when getting new glasses for the first time?

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

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Having a hard time getting used to my new glasses. Any tips for a first timer?

New glasses: Usually take 2-3 weeks to get used to, if you always go back to the old glasses you will unlikely get accustomed to the new glasses. Try 2 weeks with the new lass perscription then if it does not seem right have them remeasured. ...Read more

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How can it feel like when you wear glasses for the first time?

How can it feel like when you wear glasses for the first time?

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

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Can you tell me how it feel when you wear glasses for the first time?

Can you tell me how it feel when you wear glasses for the first time?

Great!: Most patients love their first pair of glasses since the new clarity of vision is remarkable. If the glasses correct astigmatism some may note the ground or floor feeling like it's tilting but this passes very quickly. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

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

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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.

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.

Don't drive: If you consider the lorazapam to be like 3 or 4 glasses of wine, expect to feel like you had 5 or 6 if you have a couple of glasses of wine--so avoid machinery / driving / etc. Not particularly a problem, if can moderate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get misalignment of your eyes when wearing glasses for the first time?

Is it possible to get misalignment of your eyes when wearing glasses for the first time?

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

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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?

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

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Can glasses get worse over time?

No: Your eyes cam became more nearsighted or farsighted with time. Your glasses will have to change according to the prescription needed to see better. ...Read more

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I have a hard time getting used to new glasses, what to do?

Should not be hard: If the glasses are the proper fit and the proper power, then you should quickly get used to wearing them - especially if you are an experienced wearer. If you are struggling, then check with the doctor who prescribed them to recheck the power and fit. ...Read more

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After 10 glasses of h20 I went to the br 4 times. Should I be concerned?

H2O: Not sure if I understand the question. Sounds like you drank fluid and went to the bathroom. A natural occurrence. Not sure how much fluid was consumed or how much was urinated. If you meant urination. On the surface it sound normal. ...Read more

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Having a hard time getting used to my new glasses. Do you have any tips?

Wear them: The easiest way to get used to new glasses is to wear them as much as possible, and do not wear any previous glasses. If you do not adapt to them within 1-2 weeks, return to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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I just got new glasses and I see dots through them all the time what's wrong?

Dots: Without the glasses are the dots there? If only see with glasses on there is something
strange/wrong with the lenses, have them checked thoroughly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have never had glasses -- should they warp my vision at first?

No effect: Glasses modify the incoming light waves so that you can see clearly. They have no effect on the health of the eye, its shape or progression if any of the eyeglass power needs. If made properly, the vision should be more clear and comfortable. ...Read more

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Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

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

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How did you react when you first got glasses? Are you suppose to feel off balanced?

How did you react when you first got glasses? Are you suppose to feel off balanced?

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

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How normal would it be for my kids' glasses to get stronger every time they have an exam?

Yes: When children grow so do their eyes, hence a change in glass perscription. Can be a big change with a growth spurt year. ...Read more

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Should I put my glasses every time or only when I need it? Because when I putted it every time. It become worest.

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

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How much time should I wear glasses?

How much time should I wear glasses?

When you need them: Based on your vision requirements. If you are driving, wear the glasses. If you are lounging on the couch, you don't need to. Be well. ...Read more

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Do I need to wear glasses all the time?

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

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Could I wear reading glasses all the time?

No necessary: Reading glasses provide good vision at near for those who are in the over 40 age group. You can wear them as much as you want although they will blur the vision at distance. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Is it healthy to wear glasses all the time?

Better vision: Spectacles, with proper prescription, correct the refractive error of your eyes. The benefits to wearing them is for clear vision. There is no downside to clear vision. Wear them when your vision requires the benefits of enhanced vision. ...Read more