If you wear glasses, you know there’s nothing better than replacing your old, outdated lenses with an up-to-date prescription and a stylish new pair of frames.
We all know the drill: you get your eyes checked, get a new prescription, choose your frames, and wait a week or so for your new specs to arrive. You get the call, pick up your new glasses, slide them on expecting to see the world in all its crystal clear brilliance…. But woah! Something doesn’t seem quite right.
The truth is new glasses, especially with new prescriptions, don’t always produce the expected outcome right away. It’s actually quite common to experience an adjustment period.
In other words, the new glasses that are designed to help you see better, reduce headaches, and improve your eyes’ stamina and ability to focus can actually produce the opposite effect—at least initially. It’s common to feel like you are wearing the wrong prescription.
We’ve researched the topic to shed some light on the most common concerns of eyewear patients who are getting used to new glasses and answered the most common questions about adjusting to new glasses.