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Is It Ok For My Eyes To Feel Weird When I First Wear New Glasses
Sometimes: You are probably experiencing edge effects. A new eyeglass, frequently with a higher power lens than before, will distort the vision around the edges (you will have to relearn where your feet are). This causes some strangeness but if the prescription is ok (can you see clearly straight ahead with each eye?) then you will quickly adapt with regular wear. ...Read more
My sister has stribismus and now wears contacts instead of glasses. Her eyes keep crossing though which she claims is due to dry eyes messing up contacts. Does she need new perscrip/go back 2 glasses?
I'm pregnant, due date nov 2. Female 30 years old first pregnancy seeing spots before my eyes. Have always had excellent vision. Do not wear glasses, as I don't need them.
Right eye feels like something's there when I wear contacts. I wore glasses for a while it went away, then put new contacts and the problem came back?
Need refitting.: You are experiencing contact lens intolerance. It's likely you need refitting with a different type of contact lens. ...Read more
My name's Julie. I got my glasses 2day. I've had to wear my old ones longer than needed. I still have eye strain. Is it from the old or new glasses?
I wear glasses and am getting an eye exam today. Exactly what percentage of vision loss requires a new prescription?
It really depends on: Depends on your visual needs. It would be good to know that you are legal to drive in your state. ...Read more
I presently wear eyeglasses for distance. Left eye needs cataract surgery only; one month for new Rx. How can I drive wearing present glasses?
Your depth perception may be off, so drive carefully, particularly at night and on freeways.
Best wishes ...Read more
Not necessarily: People who need glasses to see properly often see great immediately. If the glasses are too weak or strong, do not sit at the right position, are tilted, or have their "sweet spot" off center, there can be difficulty getting used to them. In these cases, the glasses need to be adjusted. If you never wore glasses or there is a big change in prescription, it may take some time to adjust to them. ...Read more
I got a new pair of glasses today but im scared incase they don't work. How long do they take to settle into your eyes?
I got new glasses and it feels like they tug on my eyes & they hurt & blur my vision even more when taking them off. Should I keep wearing them?
I've got glasses but I don't wear them. I'm scared to wear incase they don't help my eyes. I got glasses to watch tv but never wear them? Is this bad?
Important to see: Glasses are intended to help you see well at 20/20 vision. If you're only using your glasses to watch television, and don't feel you need to wear them full time then that is your prerogative. However, if you're driving, or going to drivers ed to learn to drive, you need to have 20/20 vision, so that you can see the details of the road, the traffic, and the people crossing better. Most people like seeing well. ...Read more
Just got glasses for far away seeing. When I wear them and look at things at different distances it always blurry but eyes adjust 2 that distance. Why?
Accomodation: You should first return to the doctor who ordered the glasses to make sure the rx is correct. It takes some time to adjust to various types of glasses and your optician could advise you of these items, eg, pupillary distances, optical centers, vertex measurements, frame size and possible prism effects. There is more than the power of the lens in making comfortable glasses. ...Read more
Safety & caution: Eye glasses should be properly fitted and updated periodically for optimal vision. The fact that you wear glasses offers protection. Shatter proof plastic lenses (polycarbonate) are particularly protective for people involved in riskier activities involving projectiles. Be smart and cautious to avoid unnecessary injury. ...Read more
Check your glasses: Do you mean that your eyes feel like they are quickly twitching back and forth, or is there a flickering of light? The first could be related to the wrong prescription. The second sounds more like an ocular migraine. Both can be set off by straining through the wrong lenses. Either way, you should see your eye doctor for a dilated exam to evaluate your prescription and the health of your eyes. ...Read more
Your eyeglasses may: have a prism in it to keep your eye from going inward. Or you may just have a condition in which when you're tired, your eye wants to go inward, known as an esophoria. So that's nothing to be alarmed with, as long as you're wearing your glasses that help correct it. If its a new problem, see your eye doctor immediately, so s/he can determine the cause. ...Read more
Absolutely: Children's prescriptions can continue to change into their early 20s. If the prescription is not treated when they are young, they may develop amblyopia - the inability to see well despite wearing the appropriate glasses. If your eye doctor prescribed glasses, then your child should be wearing them full-time while awake. Speak with your doctor about ways to help keep the glasses on. ...Read more
You will see better: Think of the eye as a camera, and glasses as a new lens; the camera does not wear out because the lens was changed. We tend to think that glasses or contacts can make the eyes weaker and more dependant on them. In fact, the eyes do not "wear out" when the proper prescription lenses are used - you just see better! You may also have less strain and fewer tension headaches caused by squinting. ...Read more
If we do not wear glasses and we need them will it make our eyes more blurry or improve our eyesight?
Myths about glasses: Not wearing your glasses can contribute to eye strain but, in adults, will not affect the refractive status of the eye. You can not make your vision "better" by wearing or not wearing your glasses. Children are different, however. If a young child is prescribed glasses, then he/she should wear them as instructed in order to avoid amblyopia (in lay terms called "lazy eye"). ...Read more
I have perfect vision up close and far away. If I wear reading glasses for fun and just for reading will it do any damage on my eyes?
No damage: But they may not work so well for you to see distance, as they are only useful for near work. ...Read more
If someone wears glasses of weaker number. A little lesser number. Like -3.45 instead of like -4. does that affect eyesight?? or Make eyes weaker??
My glasses hurt my eyes a lot when I take them off. Is that normal? I've had them for about 6 months. I wear them for near sightedness & astigmatism
See your optician: Go see your optician or whoever made your glasses. Heck, go see your optometrist or ophthalmologist, whoever prescribed your glasses. Perhaps prescription isn't correct or glasses weren't made properly. Bottom line, glasses should never hurt your eyes, whether on or off. ...Read more
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