0 Favorites
Your favorites

You have no favorite items.


There are no items in your cart.

How to Adjust to New Glasses

It’s exciting to start fresh with a new pair of glasses, but there may be an adjustment period before they’re completely comfortable. Whether you’re just trying to get used to a new pair or to wearing glasses in general, you may experience some temporary issues.

Adjusting to Glasses

Possible Problems With New Glasses

New Prescription
Your eyes and brain will need to adjust to looking through new prescription lenses. This process can cause distorted vision, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. However, this should only last for two or three days.
Fit of Frames
How the glasses fit can cause issues as well. If they are too tight, the temples and nose bridge may be causing discomfort and headaches. If they are too loose, the prescription lenses won’t align with your eyes correctly. It’s important to find glasses that fit properly to avoid this.

Tips for Adjusting to New Glasses

Put On Glasses First Thing

Put On Glasses First Thing

Wearing your glasses first thing in the morning will give your eyes a better chance at adjusting. They won’t have time to get used to your vision without them.

Increase Wear Time

Try to wear your new glasses for as long as possible so that your eyes can get used to them. If it’s too uncomfortable, you can start with a few hours a day and gradually increase the wearing periods. Within a few days, you should be able to wear them comfortably all day.

Increase Wear Time
Clean Glasses Regularly

Clean Glasses Regularly

Any smudges or marks on your lenses can blur your vision. Make sure to clean your glasses with a microfiber cloth, lotion-free dish soap, and water.

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

The fastest way to adjust to your new glasses is to continuously wear them. Avoid switching back and forth between your old glasses since that will just confuse your eyes more.

Can New Glasses Make You Dizzy?

Your vision may be blurry with new lenses, but don’t panic. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your prescription is wrong, you may just need some time to get used to your glasses. Your eyes and brain are working together to focus through the new lenses. Distorted vision can cause dizziness and headaches, so these could also be symptoms of adjusting to new glasses.

How Do I Know if My Prescription is Wrong?

The adjustment period for new glasses can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks with the problems typically resolving themselves. However, if you’re suffering from blurred vision, eye strain, or headaches for more than a few days, contact your eye doctor. They can reevaluate your eyes and prescription, as well as the lenses and fit of the frames to ensure that nothing needs adjusted.

If you have any other questions, our Customer Service Team will be happy to help.

Related Articles

How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

Learn how to read and enter your eyeglass prescription when placing an order.

How to Know if Your Glasses Fit

Wondering how your glasses should fit? Discover the signs of your glasses fitting incorrectly and learn what to look for.

How to Find Glasses That Fit

Learn how to get the correct measurements to order a pair of perfectly-fitted frames.