Simple Guidelines for Adjusting to New Glasses

For those who care about fashion, multiple pairs of glasses are an absolute necessity. After all, a single pair of glasses can’t possibly go with every outfit! We love hearing from our customers about how much they’re enjoying their new frames.

However, we always explain that with every new pair of glasses there will be a period of adjustment, just like with a new pair of shoes. So, don’t be surprised if it takes you a little time getting used to how your new glasses fit. Below are some helpful tips on adjusting to your new glasses.

Getting Used to New Prescription Lenses

If your new frames also come with new prescription lenses, your eyes will need time to adjust. When you first put them on don’t be surprised if you feel a little dizzy or a bit off-balance as this is perfectly normal. It would be best if you refrained from driving long distances or doing any strenuous activities for a few days while adjusting to your new prescription. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid social gatherings, so go out and have fun showing off your new glasses!

The more you wear your new glasses, the faster your eyes will adapt to the new prescription. While your old glasses might be more comfortable at the moment, we recommend that you stop wearing them if the lenses are your old prescription. Wearing your old glasses makes adjusting to the new ones more difficult. It can actually take several weeks for your eyes to fully adjust to a new pair of glasses. However, if a full week goes by and you’re still feeling uncomfortable and have blurred vision or headaches, give your eye doctor a call.

Adjusting to New Frames with The Same Prescription

If you just got a new pair of glasses with the same prescription you’ve been using but something feels “wrong” there is no need to be concerned. Wearing different frames can be uncomfortable at first. However, if a few days go by and your new frames still feel a little off, you may need to be refitted. If they feel too tight, too loose, or uneven, it would be best to have an optician adjust them professionally.

Once they’ve been adjusted and let a little time go by, they’ll likely feel perfectly comfortable.

Adjusting Your Eyes to a New Type of Lens

Your eye doctor has just now told you that it’s time you switched to progressive lenses in order to clearly see multiple distances. You can certainly order those from us in a number of different styles and shapes. Your new glasses will allow you to see much better without sacrificing your look. When wearing progressive lenses, you’ll see most clearly through the center of the lens vertically, with a softer focus along the edges. Our customers tell us that it takes a little longer to adjust to these lenses.

We recommend that you turn your head during the first few weeks rather than just moving your eyes to the left and right. To see close-up items more clearly, peer through the lower part of the lens while tilting your chin. At first this is going to seem a little awkward, but it’s just temporary.

However, if this is your first time getting single vision reading glasses, you need to know that these glasses are meant for reading at a specific distance. To order the right glasses, you need to measure the distance you’re most comfortable reading at, whether it’s your computer screen or a book. Do this before placing your order.

Adjusting to Various Lenses as Well as Shapes and Sizes of Frames

We are known for having fun with our frames, with a wide variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. However, we must tell customers that with a change in the size and/or curvature of your frames, it will take some time to adjust. The same is true of lens curvature because this affects your peripheral vision, although you’ll likely be seeing more clearly than before. Either way, your brain will need some time adjusting to your total field of vision. It may take a couple of days to adjust now that you have more clarity thanks to your corrected curve lenses.

Certain shapes and sizes of frames invade your field of vision in different ways. Smaller frames can typically be seen, whereas large frames are just visible around the edges of your view. If you have new frames that are still causing problems after a few days, the problem may be from your lenses and not the frames. If the frames have already been adjusted to fit, it may be time to speak to your eye doctor.

Adjusting to a New Type of Lens Material

If your new glasses have lenses made from a different material than standard clear lenses, these too will take time getting used to. New types of lenses, like polarized, photochromatic, or blue blocker technology do take time adjusting to. Each one has its pros and cons. Polarized lenses improve contrast while reducing glare. However, they can distort what’s seen on digital screens.

Photochromatic lenses may help you feel more comfortable with outside light, especially when adding reflective. You can expect a fairly short adjustment period. However, people often forget that their lenses will automatically darken, so this takes them by surprise. We understand that adapting to blue blocker glasses goes quite smoothly. Your eyes should feel less dry and tired as soon as you begin wearing them.

How are you adjusting to your new glasses? We would love to know, so please add your story in the comments section below!