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Whether you got glasses for the first time or were given a stronger prescription, you may have to undergo a short adjustment period before you feel comfortable wearing them. During this time, you may see objects that appear warped, bent, wavy, or out of focus. You may also have a hard time determining if these objects are near or far. 

As this happens, your eyes may feel tired, and you may also experience headaches, nausea, and dizziness. These symptoms will soon subside the longer you wear your glasses. The adjustment period can take a few days to up to two weeks. If, however, the adjustment period takes too long, or you experience eye strain or headaches for more than three days, visit your nearest eye doctor as soon as possible.

Tips to Help You Get Used to Your New Glasses

The best way to help your eyes adjust to your new glasses is to continue wearing them. As soon as you wake up, wear them as much as you can each day. If you still have your old prescription glasses, consider stashing them away. It can be tempting to wear them occasionally because they feel more comfortable, but doing so only prolongs the adjustment period for your new specs.

At Advanced Eyecare Consultants, we offer a large selection of eyeglasses, designer frames, and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors, and materials, including titanium, stainless steel, and plastic. Schedule an appointment with our trusted optometrist today for your prescription, and let our staff help you find the best fit for your specific needs.

Call 847-438-7700 (Lake Zurich) or 772-878-3437 (Libertyville), or fill out our contact form. We serve residents in Vernon Hills and Gurnee, IL.

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