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Is it ok for my eyes to feel weird when I first wear new glasses?

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

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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If I wear glasses and my eyes become tired, does this mean that I need new ones?

If I wear glasses and my eyes become tired, does this mean that I need new ones?

Sometimes: It also may depend on what you are doing before your eyes get tired, either close work, or driving. Check with your eyemd, especially if it has been more than a year since your last eye exam. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

No but you should: You can be fit just with contacts. "back up" eye glasses are a good idea in case you have a problem with your contacts. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Get eye exam: You should have your eyes examined. Changes in blood pressure or elevation in blood sugar levels can occur during pregnancy and can have eye consequences. It is important to rule out any ocular health problem. ...Read more

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Eyes to adjust to new glasses, how?

Eyes to adjust to new glasses, how?

Perception: Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism may ellarge, minify or distort your perception of the visual world around you. The brain takes a while to get use to the perception change. ...Read more

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How much time until eyes adjust to new glasses?

How much time until eyes adjust to new glasses?

1-2 weeks: You should wear your new glasses exclusively for 1-2 weeks. If you are still having issues, return to wear you bought them. ...Read more

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Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

Does everyone's eyes have to adjust to new glasses?

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

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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 a new pair of glasses today but im scared incase they don't work. How long do they take to settle into your eyes?

Fine: Assuming you saw an eye dr. Who evaluated your visual acuity and the glasses have prescription lenses in them, specifically to improve your vision, you should be fine, and hopefully they will open up a whole new world to you of more clear vision. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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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 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?

Adaptation: In many cases, symptoms like you are having will disappear if you continue to wear the glasses. Do this for a week or two. If the problem persists, then return to your eye doctor. If you cannot stand to wear the glasses, return this week. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I'm wearing new glasses. Why are my eyes sore?

Go back: And see the doc who prescribed the glasses. They may need to be tweaked. ...Read more

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How I can be more careful to my eyes? Because I wear glasses.

How I can be more careful to my eyes? Because I wear glasses.

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

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When I wear my glasses, my eyes start flickering. What should I do?

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

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Please explain why does one of my eyes go inwards when I don't wear my glasses?

Please explain why does one of my eyes go inwards when I don't wear my glasses?

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

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Is it possible to strengthen your eyes-should I make my 6yr old wear her glasses?

Is it possible to strengthen your eyes-should I make my 6yr old wear her glasses?

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

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If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

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

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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

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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??

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??

Not in adults: In children, the appropriate prescription should be warn so that the vision centers of the brain develop normally. In adults, a weaker prescription can be worn with the trade off that the vision won't be as sharp. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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