Getting a new pair of eyeglasses is always an exciting time for the wearer. From single-vision and progressive to bifocals or trifocals, glasses improve both your near and distant vision. They also feature different types of lenses, including polycarbonate and plastics, which are more durable than glass lenses. However, how long to adjust to new glasses depends on how often the person wears them.
The more you wear your new glasses, the better is it for getting used to it. This includes adjusting to the nose pads, as well as the temple arms for optimal fit. It is also important to report any problems to your eye care specialist, especially if the glasses feel oversized or are slipping down the bridge of your nose.
It usually takes about a week to get used to your new glasses. This is enough time to adjust the temples and nose pads for optimal comfort and wear. You can also check if the lenses are improving your vision, especially those that have your prescription RX numbers in them. Whether you buy wayfarer, cat-eye, modern, or traditional glasses, it can take two to three days to get used to your new eyewear.
What about your first pair of prescription eyeglasses?
For first-time wearers of new prescription eyeglasses, it can take up to two weeks for your eyes to adjust. Again, you need to wear your glasses the first thing in the morning so that your eyes adjust to them throughout the day.
The same also goes when there is a change in prescription to your lenses. As people get older, so do their eyes. This makes it difficult to view objects up close or read, as well as viewing distant objects. Trifocals are the perfect solution since they feature three prescriptions in one lens. You get vision assistance with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and intermediate viewing.
Wearing your regular eyeglasses everyday plays an instrumental role in the following:
• Reduces eyestrain and migraines when reading or working on computers and tablets.
• Adjusting to new glasses may change different parts of the vision slightly. However, this is quite normal and part of the optical adjustment process.
• Images may appear bent at the edges. However, this, too, is normal since the center of the images being viewed is usually clear with new glasses.
• When adjusting to your new spectacles, depth perception may seem a bit off at first. You will find slight issues with discerning how far or close an object is from your eyes.
The adjustment period for new spectacles usually passes without any major issues. However, wearers must take precautions when driving or walking up and down the stairs. Similarly, they must take care when working with machinery or completing tasks that require good vision and concentration.
If you experience blurry vision or headaches, contact your eye care doctor at once. You may need a follow-up eye test to check for changes in your prescription RX numbers. You could also be experiencing temporary visual discomfort, which is part of the adjustment process in most cases.