If you’re someone who has recently gotten new glasses or are considering getting a pair, it’s important to know that adjusting to them can take some time. Whether they’re your first pair or just a new style, there are certain things you can do to make the transition easier. Here, we’ll go over some tips and tricks for mastering your new glasses.
Adjusting To Your Prescription
Getting used to your new prescription may be the most difficult part of adjusting to your glasses. Here are some ways you can make it easier:
Wear Them Consistently
It might be tempting to take off the glasses when headaches hit; however, if you keep removing and putting on those spectacles throughout the day, it will be harder for your brain to adjust.
Give Yourself Time
The more consistently you wear them at first, the quicker this stage will pass. Don’t worry – eventually they’ll become second nature!
Practice Good Posture
Straining – without even realizing! – is common among people trying out their brand-new specs. The change in magnification might have an unconscious effect on posture too— so correct postural alignment is necessary after getting glasses.
Pro Tip: This Youtube video has great exercises for improving head position when wearing a mask with eyeglasses: https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=t_y8l5j2PZU&ab_channel=Dr. JasonC. Hooper
Getting Used To The Frame:
Frames also takes time getting used too – but here’s how it gets less frustrating:
Ensure Proper Fit
Making sure that they fit comfortably before walking out of office by checking its balance helps reduce much discomfort on skin pressure points later on.
Make Adjustments If Needed
Most places provide free frame adjustments within 30 days of purchase if required — give yourself permission beforehand to get it fitted especially if the discomfort is overwhelming.
Probably The Most Important – Be Extra Caution When Cleaning Your Lenses
Most likely, you’ll clean your glasses several times a day without even realizing! – the most common way people dirty their lenses if when they are cleaning them. Follow these steps:
- Use a clean microfibre cloth
- Use lukewarm water and mild liquid soap to rinse off any smudges.
- Avoid using any substances like alcohol or vinegar on eyeglass lenses
- Blow air through parts of frames by mouth so that excess moisture bed from lenses
Why avoid vinegar and alcohol on eyeglass lenses? This is because these organic solvents cause damage at lens coatings making them blurry! So, ensure what kind cleansers one comes in contact with glasses—no one wants foggy glass while commuting down the streets!
Here are some commonly asked questions about adjusting to new glasses:
Do I need to wear my glasses all day?
It’s recommended that you wear your glasses as much as possible during the first few weeks after getting them. Consistency plays an important role in giving ample time for eye-adaptation.
Will my eyes hurt after wearing new glasses for a long period of time?
You may experience some discomfort or headaches at first, but this should go away within a week or two.
Can I drive with my new glasses right away?
If your vision has drastically improved with stronger prescription, take precautions by having someone accompany you initially upon driving until you’re certain about your depth perception and can react quickly in response to different signals.
Adjusting to new frames can be frustrating but understand that each difficulty stage will pass by itself over time. It’s just essential not losing hope early on; give yourself extra grace universally knowing all types of adaptations feel uncomfortable at start point but once passed mastery gives us wings!