Adaptation to glasses with a new prescription

When wearing a new pair of glasses, always take the time for your eyes to adjust to a new prescription. You may feel mildly off-balance or dizzy when you first wear your new prescription eye wear. It is completely normal and almost everyone goes through it. We don’t recommend  that you plan a long-distance drive or any strenuous activity during the first couple of days with your new prescription.

It’s best not to alternate between wearing your old glasses with your previous prescription while you are trying to adjust to your new prescription. This will only make the adaptation more difficult. A full adjustment process can take up to a few weeks, especially if the change in your prescription is significant or if you are changing from single-vision to progressive lenses. If after wearing your glasses consistently for one week, your glasses still do not feel right and you are experiencing headaches or blurred vision, it is recommended that you contact your glasses’ supplier or eye care professional.

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● No lost time traveling or waiting for your appointment. The only minutes spent is on the test itself.

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● Your prescription powers your eyewear. Our optometrists use your old one as areference for validating your new prescription.

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