It’s not uncommon to experience blurred vision after getting a pair of corrective lenses. Here are a few reasons why you might be having blurry vision even when wearing your new glasses. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.
If you’re frustrated because your brand-new prescription glasses don’t seem to be working – if you’re experiencing blurry vision after putting them on for the first time – don’t worry. There are several reasons why your vision isn’t adjusting to the new corrective lenses properly.
Your brain needs time to adjust.
It is extremely common to have blurred vision after putting on a new pair of corrective lenses, and it is likely a sign that your eyes are adjusting to their new reality. Remember, your eyes are used to processing information differently, and the blurring is simply a form of compensation that will quickly recalibrate after wearing corrective lenses consistently.
Your frames aren’t the best fit.
The way your glasses sit on your face is a big factor in your eyes’ ability to adjust to correction. This is particularly true if you’re used to wearing glasses of a certain shape or size. When you change that shape and/or size, your eyes have to adjust to a different lens curvature and sometimes a different distance from the lens to the eye. You can check whether the shape of the frames is the culprit by positioning the glasses on your face in different ways. If you notice that your vision becomes clear when you hold the lenses a certain distance from your face, you can check with your optician to see if your glasses can be restructured.
Your prescription is incorrect.
If the blurriness persists after a day or two, the culprit may be an incorrect prescription, which occurs less often than the other two issues but still happens on occasion. This could be due to an issue with transcribing the prescription order or a problem during manufacturing. If you suspect the prescription could be at fault, contact your eye care professional to double-check the prescription, and perhaps undergo another eye exam.
OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye health services, from thorough eye exams to contact lens fittings. If you are experiencing blurred vision due to any of the above issues or if you suspect something more serious, please don’t hesitate to contact our Cape Coral or Ft. Myers, Florida eye care centers for an evaluation.
OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington is widely considered one of Ft. Myers’s top eye care specialists, having practiced in South Florida for over two decades. To schedule an appointment for an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.