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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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I'm wearing 3 yr. Old prescription eyeglasses. I'm having dizziness, migraines, & lightheadedness almost everyday. Do I need new eyeglasses?

I'm wearing 3 yr. Old prescription eyeglasses. I'm having dizziness, migraines, & lightheadedness almost everyday. Do I need new eyeglasses?

Not necessarily: Your migraines msy be caused by a variety of different reasons from the food you eat to the lack of sleep you might undergo. A change in your eye prescription is not known to cause migraines. ...Read more

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Can a "strong" glasses prescription cause long term dizziness?

Can a "strong" glasses prescription cause long term dizziness?

Shouldn't: If the prescription is proper, then you should adapt quickly and dizziness should not occur. If the dizziness persists then the glass might need upgrading. ...Read more

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I get really dizzy at night when using my glasses because it doesn't have the right prescription. How bad is it to continue using it?

I get really dizzy at night when using my glasses because it doesn't have the right prescription. How bad is it to continue using it?

Get a new pair: Although wearing the wrong prescription glasses is not dangerous to your eyes, it can certainly be risky for certain tasks such as driving. Have your prescription updated and you will feel more comfortable. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

How can I reduce the dizzying effects of high prescription glasses?

Many choices: This is a discussion to be had with your eye doctor. Usually, this discomfort will subside aas you become used to the new prescription. If not, you could consider not wearing glasses and wearing contacts instead or perhaps even laser vision correction. If these are not an option, changes in the material and shape of the glasses lens can sometimes help. ...Read more

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I recently got a stronger prescription for my eye glasses, it's been a week and I still haven't gotten used to them. I feel dizzy and a little bit of?

I recently got a stronger prescription for my eye glasses, it's been a week and I still haven't gotten used to them. I feel dizzy and a little bit of?

May be normal or too: The scrip may be too strong or it may be just difficulty adjusting. Try for another week in short intervals. If you are still having trouble, go back to the doc. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. Prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. Prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and: Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine, abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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I was wondering is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

I was wondering is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Yes: But if it lasts more than 2 or 3 days go back to the eye doctor and tell them. ...Read more

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New glasses get me dizzy. How do I get used to them faster?

New glasses get me dizzy. How do I get used to them faster?

Wear them: Wearing the glasses as much as possible is the best way to get used to them. ...Read more

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Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

This is stated in re: Reverse to another question.

Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision I guess but the room should not spin.

Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...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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I have a strange dizziness. The room isn't spinning. It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism. What could cause it? No headache

I have a strange dizziness. The room isn't spinning. It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism. What could cause it? No headache

Vision has to adjust: The visual system is quite important in maintaining a sense of balance/equilibrium, & sensing "dizziness." This is because there are discrete connections between the optic nerves and the cerebellum as well as other areas of the brain important to control balance. When you get new glasses your eyes need time to adjust and the connections to the cerebellum need to "reset." ...Read more

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Can you tell me is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Can you tell me is distortion or dizziness normal for new glasses?

Should NOT happen: First, see an ophthalmologist and get this addressed. Your new glasses may have been designed improperly, but you may be experiencing changes in health, such as diabetes, or glaucoma, or cataracts. Get this addressed ASAP. ...Read more

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My new glasses make me dizzy. What can I do to get used to them faster?

My new glasses make me dizzy. What can I do to get used to them faster?

Full time use: You should wear them full time for at least a week. If you are still having problems then return to the optician to see if they need an adjustment. If the problem still persists go back to the prescriber to see if a prescription modification is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a nearsightedness to feel a little dizzy or headache after fitting new glasses? It just increased by 100.

Is it normal for a nearsightedness to feel a little dizzy or headache after fitting new glasses? It just increased by 100.

Change in glasses Rx: It is common to have some difficulty getting used to a new glasses prescription. Usually, this should get better in a week or two. If it doesn't, then you should have the glasses checked by the place that made them and have the prescription checked by the eye doctor that did the exam to make sure the power is correct. ...Read more

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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

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I felt dizzy a lot mainly in the day sunlight and now that I'm wearing glasses for stamia could that have been the problem all this time cause I put the Glasses on no problem soon as took the Glasses off and watch so television notice some symptoms coming

I felt dizzy a lot mainly in the day sunlight and now that I'm wearing glasses for stamia could that have been the problem all this time cause I put the Glasses on no problem soon as took the Glasses off and watch so television notice some symptoms coming

Poor Vision and pain: Eyestrain can cause headaches and fatigue. You appear to have made a good diagnosis. Beware, although 1 and 1 make 2, we are all susceptible to suggestion. If, after using the glasses properly and your symptoms return, the DX was wrong and we must look elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can I use reading glasses without side effects like dizziness?

Can I use reading glasses without side effects like dizziness?

Yes: Most people can use reading glasses without any significant side effects. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy and fatigued every day. Should I change my glasses?

Feeling dizzy and fatigued every day. Should I change my glasses?

See your physician: In my experience, vision issues and the wrong glasses are blamed for everything from headache to dizziness. Only rarely does this turn out to be the case. I suggest a visit to your doctor. And if it's been a long time since your eyes were checked, then by all means see your eye doctor, too. ...Read more

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Why am I sometimes extremely dizzy after exercise? I work out frequently, eat well, drink more than 8x8 glasses of water a day.

Why am I sometimes extremely dizzy after exercise? I work out frequently, eat well, drink more than 8x8 glasses of water a day.

Get checked: Dizziness post exercise requires an examination. You should schedule this asap. I would back off any vigorous exercise until then. You may have a cardiovascular issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can wearing improper eye glasses make me dizzy thanks?

Can wearing improper eye glasses make me dizzy thanks?

Yes: The eyes are an integral part of the balance system. When your vision is not where it should be it can cause significant dizziness. ...Read more

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What can be done to combat dizziness when switching between glasses and contacts?

Check power: This is usually due to a significant power difference between the eyeglasses and the contacts, or sometimes an uncorrected astigmatism. Rarely it could be due to the fit of the contact. Check with your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My past glasses were 300 but im using 375 con lenses, then now my glasses were 400 bc the dr. Recommend it that way is it normal for me to feel dizzy?

My past glasses were 300 but im using 375 con lenses, then now my glasses were 400 bc the dr. Recommend it that way is it normal for me to feel dizzy?

No: First things first. Are you dizzy w/o glasses or contact lenses? If not, then incorrect lenses might be causing dizziness (also get your family doc to check for other causes of dizziness). Go back to where your glasses/contacts where made/sold & ask for re-exam of eyes or re-evaluation of glasses/contacts. With that said, I will defer to my ophthalmology colleagues for their expertise. ...Read more

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Do you really need 8 glasses of water a day? I only have 2-3 cups of 100ml juice a day as I don't like water. I'm always dizzy, am I dehydrated?

Do you really need 8 glasses of water a day? I only have 2-3 cups of 100ml juice a day as I don't like water. I'm always dizzy, am I dehydrated?

Hydration: You could be dehydrated, however none of the doctors here at healthtap have very much medical history on you. We have not examined you or done lab tests. We are not be able to tell you. Do you have nice, clear urine or is it straw to brown colored? If you have dark urine that is a sign that you are not hydrating well enough. I suggest that you be assessed by your doctor for your chronic sxs. ...Read more

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I drank 2 glasses of wine then took a sip of tabasco. I felt dizzy and fainted. What could be the reason? Is it vasovagal syncope?

I drank 2 glasses of wine then took a sip of tabasco. I felt dizzy and fainted. What could be the reason? Is it vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: This is a common cause of fainting. I doubt two glasses of wine would cause a fainting spell. Have some basic bloodwork done and get a doctor to examine you in person right away. Many doctors send patients who faint to the ER since it can represent a life threatening emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more