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New eyeglasses, right eye vision still blurring at the edge of the lens. When will this get back to normal?

New eyeglasses, right eye vision still blurring at the edge of the lens. When will this get back to normal?

Adjustment period: All eyeglasses have "edge" effects due to the difference in power between the center and the edges. This frequently produces some edge blur and changes which, for instance, mean you have to re learn where your feet are when you walk. Your brain will rapidly adjust to this in several days or so. ...Read more

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Why is my distance vision still blurry after new glasses? Snellen chart not working for the real world?

Why is my distance vision still blurry after new glasses? Snellen chart not working for the real world?

Return to eye doc.: If your vision is blurred with new glasses, there maybe a problem with them. Return to the eye doctor who prescribed them for evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. Snellen chart not working for the real world?

What do you suggest if my distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. Snellen chart not working for the real world?

Second exam: Consider a second exam with the same or different doctor. Also, there are other vision test, such as color vision, stereo acuity, visual field tests, contrast sensitivity, and others. You may have an underlying eye problem, or your prescription may have changed slightly. ...Read more

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My new glasses are causing my distance vision to be blurry. What should I do?

My new glasses are causing my distance vision to be blurry. What should I do?

Recheck: Go back to your original eyeglass correction prescriber (this was an ophthalmologist?) and have the power re-checked. If your vision in the office originally was excellent, then the power likely will need adjustment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not see completely clear when getting new glasses? It's still slightly blurry like before the glasses. How long should I wait to know?

Is it normal to not see completely clear when getting new glasses? It's still slightly blurry like before the glasses. How long should I wait to know?

You should be able: To see clearly within a few minutes of wearing new glasses but it might take a few days to completely adjust to them. If they are still blurry after a few days you should check with your provider to be certain the correct prescription has been made. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. Snellen chart not working for the real world?

Could use your help docs! My distance vision is still blurry after new glasses. Snellen chart not working for the real world?

Need to have: The glasses and prescription repeated. Some times to person doing the test stops before rechecking and the strength of the glasses may be off. ...Read more

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Do I need new glasses if I have blurry vision?

Depends: The most common cause of blurry vision is a need for improved eyeglass correction. But there are many other things that can lower the vision. That is why an examination by your ophthalmologist is helpful and comforting and can detect problems which might be visually threatening in the long run. ...Read more

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What to do if I got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

What to do if I got new glasses, left eye is clear, my right improved a bit but still blurry. Please have time to read :)?

I would bring: The glasses back to have them check the prescription - it might not have the correct prescription for each eye. We have had to bring glasses back several times for that problem. ...Read more

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I just got new glasses with a stigmatism prescription, which I didn't have before. Is it normal to have blurry vision while getting use to them? Howlong?

I just got new glasses with a stigmatism prescription, which I didn't have before. Is it normal to have blurry vision while getting use to them? Howlong?

Prescription: Hard to answer without knowing your age, actual prescription, and how long you've had the glasses. But generally speaking, you shouldn't be blurry while getting used to the glasses. Go back and share your concerns with the doctor that prescribed the glasses. ...Read more

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Its been a week since I got new glasses with a stronger prescription. I havenot gotten used to the change. I have dizzyness nausea and blurry vision?

Its been a week since I got new glasses with a stronger prescription. I havenot gotten used to the change. I have dizzyness nausea and blurry vision?

Go back to Doctor: First have the doctor check that the prescription in the lenses is that same that they gave you. It is possible that the lens were not made properly. Second have them check that the lenses are mounted in the frames correctly. Finally if these are both fine, then have them redo the eye exam and check if they get the same result. Obviously something is not right. ...Read more

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With new prescription glasses, my left eye sees clearly if right is covered, but right eye is blurry if left is covered. Sign of wrong rx?

With new prescription glasses, my left eye sees clearly if right is covered, but right eye is blurry if left is covered. Sign of wrong rx?

Possibly: It is definitely possible the rx is incorrect. However, if the glasses are not lined up appropriately, it may seem like your prescription is off. I would take the glasses back where you had them made to ensure proper alignment and if that seems ok, recheck the prescription. ...Read more

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My symptoms should I be worried about for cancer-knee&elbow. Pain-blurry. Vision with new glasses legs tired easily random indeestion legs easily tired?

My symptoms should I be worried about for cancer-knee&elbow. Pain-blurry. Vision with new glasses legs tired easily random indeestion legs easily tired?

.Medical exam: If you have any such concerns, get a medical examination from a primary care (internist or family physician). A complete physical, some blood tests and if needed x-rays and scans can be done to exclude any cancers. Depending on your age (?) you should undergo cancer screening tests. ...Read more

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I just got new eyeglasses and I'm seeing dotsthrough the lenses all the time why is this happening?

Spherical abberation: You should return to the optician who filled the prescription and have him/her check for an aberration in the lens material. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing dots all the time out of my new eyeglasses is this part of adjusting to them will the dots go away?

Floaters?: If these are new dots in your vision, you should see an eye doctor soon. This could be floaters, which can be very serious. ...Read more

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Current eyeglasses script helps me, -.25/-.50. Now new script changed to nothing/-.75. What if I can't see as good with new script changes?

Change over time: Give the new Rx 1-3 days to see if eyes adjust to new strength effectively and vision better. If not, tell eye Dr there is issue with new glasses and get recheck. ...Read more

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Can I use the glass from my old eyeglasses to my new eyeglasses?

Can I use the glass from my old eyeglasses to my new eyeglasses?

Unlikely: They would have to be a perfect match to fit into the new frame and that is unlikely. There is no harm otherwise. You could hold them in with duct tape if you don't care what they look like. ...Read more

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Getting new eyeglasses, need your opinion on plastic or glass?

Plastic: High index plastic (high prescription)
higher refractive index, then thinner
polycarbonate (impact resistant if monocular)
glass is rare now. ...Read more

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Where can I buy new eyeglasses without a prescription by using my current lenses for them to copy?

Eyeglasses: If you want use your current lenses and want to chage just the frame, you may be able to get it done any of the local eyeglasses center. But it hard to find a suitable frame for old lenses. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Where can I buy new eyeglasses without a prescription by giving my current lenses for them to copy?

Optical shops: Some optical shops will do this with the advice that they take no responsibility for the quality of vision and will not correct problems. In many States, laws forbid this practi ce. You might have to hunt around and of course you could probably get this done with no issue in many foreign countries. ...Read more

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My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

Check with optician: First check with the optician who made the glasses to see if the prescription was followed correctly. Optical centration is important that can also be checked by the optician. If these are fine, then return to the prescribing ophthalmologist with the glasses in hand to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

Can I bring the eyeglasses frame to an optometrist to insert new lens into it?

Usually yes: If the frame is not damaged and has a contemporary design, then usually lenses would be able to be cut by the optician to fit the frames. There are some older frames where it can be very difficult to fit lenses. ...Read more

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Chronic migraine started 3 months ago non stop, around the same time I also got my new prescription eyeglasses. No medication works. Is it glasses?

Migraine/ glasses: Possible, it could be would go back to the prescriber of the glasses and discuss the issue. But may be that the problem causing the vision issue is causing the headaches as well. Check for eye pressure, also go to doctor neurologist to check for any brain issues causing headache (pituitary adenoma), chronic sinusitis (usually no eye issues) or infection like lyme, chikunga, West Nile, ...Read more

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I am seeing white dots through new eyeglasses will my eyes adjust to this or is something wrong and its not floaters thank you?

I am seeing white dots through new eyeglasses will my eyes adjust to this or is something wrong and its not floaters thank you?

New Eyeglasses: If you are seeing new white dot only when you put the glasses on and you are sure they are not floaters (usually black small, floating objects in vision) nor due to ophthalmic migraine (vision lights, dots, zagging white lines in vision with or without headache), it is due to the glasses material. The office who made the glasses can be sure it was made properly and perception of dots will go away. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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