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Im wearing new glasses.Why are my eyes sore?

Im 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

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 feel really ill and don't know what to do. Could it be from wearing my new glasses?

I feel really ill and don't know what to do. Could it be from wearing my new glasses?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: It could be the incorrect prescription. It may have been transcribed wrong or may have been made incorrectly. It could also be a large change from your last glasses which could be difficult to get used to. Also could be that you dont tolerate the lens type you have (progressive etc.) or the frames (to narrow or too wide). If it persists beyond 3 weeks or so of full time wear then get them checked. ...Read more

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Wearing new eye glasses weird feeling?

Wearing new eye glasses weird feeling?

may need adjustment: There is a period of adaptation to new glasses for most that should be over in 1-3 days. If they do not feel correct after that, then check with the optician who made the glasses and then with the eye doctor who prescribed them to be sure they are correct. ...Read more

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How to get me new glasses?

How to get me new glasses?

Evaluation at eyedoc: New glasses can be made for you at optical shops and in some cases on line. You will need an evaluation, preferably at the office of an ophthalmologist who can best detect if there is anything else wrong with your eyes. Then you will receive an eyeglass prescription which has the information need to make proper eyeglasses from wherever you choose to go. ...Read more

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I got new glasses that distort my vision?

I got new glasses that distort my vision?

Retest: Glasses generally improve the vision noticeably. If you have been used to good vision from each eye and have gotten a new pair which does not provide this, then go back to the doctor (you were seeing an ophthalmologist -right?) who can check this out and get a proper correction. Most optical shops will fix a lense for any reason in a two month window from the first eyeglass made there. ...Read more

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How do I get my new glasses covered by insurance?

How do I get my new glasses covered by insurance?

Vision insurance.: Most vision insurance is separate from health insurance policies. This covers glasses, eye exams, etc. You will need to call your vision carrier - they have their own certain ways for you to get reimbursed for your glasses purchase. And usually the only cover part of the glasses' full cost. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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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Is it normal to feel disoriented after getting new glasses?

Commonly: The eyeglass edges induce a little distortion and this is also true with bifocals and so you have to relearn to orient yourself inclduing things like going down stairs and curbs. This is a rapid adaptation process that usually takes a couple of days. ...Read more