Tips For Adjusting To Your New Eyeglass Prescription

Posted on: 26 April 2017

If you went to the optometrist today and now have a pair of prescription eyeglasses that have a stronger prescription than your last glasses had, then you should realize that it will take at least a couple of weeks to get used to wearing your new glasses. Since your brain needs some time to get used to seeing through your new prescription lenses, there isn't anything you can do to completely eliminate this adjustment period. However, there are many things you can do to make this time easier and less frustrating for yourself, including following each of these tips:

Tip: Know that Your Vision May Not be Crystal Clear at First

It is important that you understand that your vision may not be crystal clear at first through your new glasses prescription. In fact, it is expected that your vision will be blurry and your peripheral vision will be disoriented for a bit. While this isn't fun when you have work to do and your life to live, the weird vision at first is helping your brain and eyes adjust to your new glasses and is a necessary part of the adjustment process.

Tip: Avoid the Temptation to Wear Your Old Glasses During the Adjustment Period

While you may be tempted to rest your eyes by wearing your old prescription, this is one of the worst things you can do. Wearing a combination of your new glasses and your old ones will make the adjustment period last a lot longer.

Tip: Put Your New Eyeglasses on First Thing Each Morning

To help your eyes and brain to quickly adjust to your new glasses prescription, you should put on your glasses as soon as you wake up each morning. Doing this forces your eyes and brain to work on normalizing your vision. If you wait too long into the day to put on your new glasses, then it is harder for your eyes and brain to adjust to your new prescription.

Tip: Seek Professional Help if Your Vision Doesn't Clear After a Couple of Weeks

Since it is always possible that your prescription eyeglasses were manufactured with the wrong lens prescription or your optometrist accidentally made an error on your prescription, you should seek professional help if your vision doesn't completely clear up within the first couple of weeks after getting your new pair of glasses. The first thing you should do it to take your glasses back to the shop where you purchased them to have them tested to ensure they were ground down to the right prescription. Finally, if your glasses match the prescription, then you should go back to your optometrist for a second eye examination. Contact a business such as American Medical Care for more information.