Changing eyeglass prescriptions and adjusting to it

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Changing eyeglass prescriptions and adjusting to it

Chilipepper Chilipepper
Had my first eye exam in six years and had to get a new prescription as a result, and I just got the new ones today. I had quite forgotten the adjustment period annoyances I usually have - the slightly blurred vision, vertigo, mild headache (or this may just be Florida weather), and getting used to a different frame - and wondered if anyone else has the same "need to adjust to the new pair" period. Do you have any tricks for your transition between prescriptions?
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epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
No tips just sympathies. my hubby got his first pair after needing them for years and he had all those issues he even had some depth perception problems, he was reaching for a pop and thought it was farther then it was and ended up knocking it over and spilling it all over our laptop. he felt pretty stupid though couldn't be blamed due to his adjustment period, lol.

Just know your not alone, and it will pass.
jr2012 jr2012
oh boy do I ever know this feeling! Unfortunately I don't think there's anything you can do about it other than wait it out. Keep them on all day to make the transition as fast as possible, and pop a painkiller.

A family member of mine is in the eyeglass business and said it can take weeks to adjust sometimes, and it's unlikely they made a mistake with the prescription. If they still hurt in a few weeks give the office a call!
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Thanks for the assurances. The temple pieces are much wider, so my peripheral vision is more limited - definitely need to adjust to that for driving.
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
It drives me bats at first, but then after I've adjusted, it's great! The headache initially is a little annoying.
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
It's always like that at first. Like the others have said, wear them all the time and you'll get used to them soon! I've always hated that feeling though!
indiglo indiglo
I can sympathize as well! While it's nice to be able to see better, the dizziness & headaches are no fun. I wear them as much as I can, with occasional breaks so I don't get too sick. Then usually within a couple of days I'm used to them.

I hope you adjust soon!
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Its like buying new shoes, there's always an adjustment especially when I went from transitions and back to the non-transitions. I had to get used to seeing my eyes stare back at me. I always keep my old pair and if the problems are severe enough I switch back and forth between the old and new until I adjust. It usually only takes a week for me. Fortunately I don't get any dizziness or other physical side effects. I can already "see" I will be getting a new prescription this year so will keep the current ones handy as usual.
Hoshigetsu Hoshigetsu
I usually have the same problem adjusting to new lens, and I actually have to wear smaller glass frames because it annoys me really bad if I have bigger glass/ thicker frames. If I get something similiar to my old lens shapes I don't have too hard of a time adjusting. Try blinking a few times rapidly to adjust too.
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