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When you're happy to get a new pair of prescription glasses, you get dizzy when you put them on, what's going on? There must be something wrong with the new glasses. Is it because the prescription for the new glasses is inaccurate? Is this how you feel when you change your prescription glasses? Please don't rush to conclusions; we slowly look down, and maybe we can find the answer and solutions.

Why exactly do you get dizzy when you put on new glasses?

Reason One

If you get dizzy when wearing new glasses, your old glasses may have "modified" your eyes. Some patients with myopia or presbyopia have all their optometry and processing data accurate, and the prescription for their glasses is precisely the same as the optometry prescription, or the prescription for their new glasses is exactly the same as their old glasses, but they still get dizzy when they wear their new glasses. This is because the old glasses have "modified" their eyes during the long service period.

Some people who use old glasses frames have been seriously deformed, and the two temples are not in the same plane; the lens optical center area and the pupillary distance measured by the prescription at the time will have deviated, and the eyes will slowly adapt to this deviation.

glasses frames deformed
people with deformed eyeglasses frame

In addition, glasses lenses in the process of use, due to the absorption of ultraviolet light, contact with grease, dry rubbing, etc., the lenses will become yellow, and scratches clarity will naturally be affected, even if the new glasses and the old glasses prescription is the same, will feel that the new lenses are brighter. Even if the new glasses are the same as the old ones, the new lenses will feel brighter. Comparing the two will produce uncomfortable symptoms.

It is recommended that new glasses can be used early the next morning; after a night's rest, the eyes will also be more easily adapted to the new glasses. Under normal circumstances, the new glasses usually need about a week of the adaptation period, and the symptoms of dizziness will disappear after a few days of continuous wear.

Reason Two

Because the style of the eyeglass frame has changed!!

The structure of the new glasses and the old glasses may not be the same or even have changed significantly. So that the angle of the glasses frame may not be the same, it will cause visual differences and symptoms of dizziness after wearing the new glasses. For example, if you wear square frames and the new glasses are replaced with round shape frames, you will feel that your field of vision has become larger, and you will be a little uncomfortable seeing the edges of the frames, especially if you have very sensitive eyes.

There is also a case where you change from eyeglass frames without nose pads to glasses with nose pads because the distance of the eyeglass lenses from your eyes has changed. At the same prescription, the closer the lenses are to the eyes, the clearer they will be, and vice versa; they will feel blurry. In this case, you can fine-tune the nose pads, or after a short adaptation period, you can generally return to normal.

eyeglass style
different eyeglass styles

Tips to choose new glasses to avoid dizziness

Perform subjective optometry to determine your prescription through an optometry trial, don't use the machine's prescription directly. If the prescription is not right, it can be hard to adapt to a wrong prescription, it won't do any good to your eyes, and the process is hard.

Try not to choose a particularly large frame, and if you like the large frame, you can choose a pair smaller than this one first, adapt to this small one, and then adapt to the large one will be easy. You should not only consider the beauty and novelty of the frame but also choose the frame that matches your prescription, face shape, and pupil distance according to the advice of your optometrist.

There are many different types of lenses, and choosing the right one is important. It is also important to follow the advice of your optometrist, as everyone has different prescriptions, work, and reading habits, etc.

You can improve your eyes' adjusting power and fusion function through visual training, and the better-adjusting power and fusion function is equal to the stronger signal-receiving ability of the eyes and error correction ability of the brain so that the feeling of dizziness will be reduced.

The above situation will usually adapt in one to two weeks, but if you still feel uncomfortable after the adaptation period, it is recommended to go to an optical store and explore the problem with a professional optometrist to solve the problem.