If you have just gotten a stronger prescription for your glasses or have just started wearing glasses in the first place, you might not know how to exactly go about getting used to them. You might wear your new glasses for awhile and then end up with a splitting headache that is only resolved by removing the glasses. Here are some tips for getting used to your new glasses so that you can see enough to navigate your world.
1. Set Goals for Wearing Them
In order to get used to your glasses as quickly as possible, you are going to need to wear them as much as possible. However, this can be tremendously difficult for a person who is not able to see clearly without getting a headache while wearing the glasses. If it is finals week and you still need to do reading for a class, which means that you can't deal with transitioning to a new pair of glasses, set time goals each day for the amount of time that you would like to spend wearing your glasses. Wear them for a few hours the first day and then increase it by a half hour for every day following until you get to 12. This will help you ease into your glasses.
2. Enforce New Glasses or Nothing
Next, you need to be sure that you enforce a "new glasses or nothing" rule. This means that if you are not wearing your new glasses during the transition period, you can't wear an old set of glasses. You need to wear nothing. If you wear an old pair of glasses, your brain will have far too easy of a time and it will take you much longer to actually manage to adjust to your glasses. If you refuse to allow yourself to wear any other lenses during the transitioning period, your brain will get frustrated with the lack of sight and be more willing to accommodate the new glasses. This can make your transition go much more smoothly and quickly.
3. Go Back In
Finally, if it has been at least two weeks since you first got your glasses, you have been wearing them for several hours each day, and you are still not adjusted, you will need to go back to the eye doctor's office.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in optometry, such as Baldwin Optical & Hearing Aid Co. They will be able to give you some advice.