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How to Adjust to New Glasses

author image Brynne Chandler
Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.
How to Adjust to New Glasses
Adjusting to new glasses can take a few days.

New eyeglasses can change your whole outlook, not to mention your fashion look. But as with so many things, getting new glasses is not always as simple as you expect it to be. Adjusting to a new prescription, or even just differently shaped frames, can take awhile. According to the American Optometric Association, most people adjust to their new eyeglasses within a few days if the change in prescription isn't significant.

Step 1

Clean your new lenses before you put your glasses on for the first time each day. Lens cleaner or clear water and a soft, scratch-free cloth are all you need to keep the lenses clean. Dust and smudges on new lenses will make it harder to adjust.

Step 2

Wear your new glasses all day. Take them off only if you experience a headache or dizziness, and put them on again when the headache or dizziness passes.

Step 3

Turn your head instead of moving your eyes if you're wearing graduated lens such as bi- or trifocals. This takes a little practice, but after a few days you'll do it naturally.

Step 4

Put your glasses in their case overnight to keep them safe. Bent frames or scratched lenses will make the adjustment period harder.

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