Prescription eyeglasses are meant to correct your vision. If the new eyeglasses start making you feel uncomfortable, chances are the lenses are not of the correct strength. Vision Care Plus takes a look at your options if you happen to get wrong prescription eyeglasses.
Signs That You Have the Wrong Prescription Eyeglasses
The good news is, the worst that wearing wrong prescription can do to you is give you eye strain, which you can recover from by resting your eyes, or better yet, getting a good night’s sleep. If this is your first time wearing prescription eyeglasses, or if you have just replaced yours years after the previous one, nausea and a sense of vertigo is normal. Your eyes should adjust in no time.
There are, however, indicators that you may be wearing lenses with the wrong strength. Headaches are a common symptom, which usually happen a few hours after you’ve started wearing your glasses for the day. Vertigo that persists after the first day is another sign. Blurriness that persists after two weeks is a clear indicator of the wrong lens strength.
Should You Get Your Eyeglasses Replaced?
Most eye care doctors will be happy to help you adjust to your new glasses. Getting the wrong prescription does happen, especially with first-time eyeglass users. Don’t worry about picking new frames, as the lenses are entirely replaceable. Make an appointment if the discomfort is disrupting work, school or even your daily activities at home.
However, you should also talk to your eye care specialist about other possible eye problems. If your discomfort is rooted somewhere else, it only makes sense to have a full visual examination performed. One of these is a dilated eye test, a noninvasive eye test where a few drops of ophthalmic atropine is applied to the eyes. This dilates the pupils, allowing the eye care specialist to look into the retina and properly assess the condition of your eyes.
To learn more about prescription eyeglasses or to schedule an eye health exam, call Vision Care Plus today at (844) 201-5900. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We serve Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin and Beaumont, AB.