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January 28, 2022

How Can I Tell if My Glasses Prescription is Wrong?

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You’ve heard that it takes time for your eyes to adjust to a new prescription. Even people who have worn glasses for years find that their latest lenses or frames take some getting used to. If you continue to experience issues after several weeks, however, your prescription may be wrong.

SightMD strives to provide world-class eye care. Our inviting optical galleries have on-site doctors and labs to meet your needs. We are committed to providing accurate prescription eyewear and are available to handle same-day service and emergencies.

Signs of an Incorrect Glasses Prescription

The effects of wearing the wrong prescription can vary by person. If you experience any of the following symptoms for an extended period, it could be a sign that your prescription is incorrect:

  • Headache or dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing
  • Poor vision when one eye is closed
  • Extreme eye strain
  • Unexplained nausea

If you suspect that something may be wrong, it’s a good idea to give our team a call. We want to make sure that you’re satisfied with your new prescription glasses.

Experiencing the symptoms listed above while wearing an older pair of glasses may mean that your prescription has changed. It’s time to come in for an eye exam to see if your prescription is still accurate. Out-of-date prescriptions are known to cause issues such as eye strain and headaches.

As a general rule, you should get your eyes checked once per year if you wear glasses or contacts. If you have risk factors for poor vision or suffer from certain eye conditions, you may need more frequent appointments.

Worried About Your Prescription? Give Us a Call!

Our experienced ophthalmologists are here to help you enjoy your new glasses. Contact SightMD today if you have any questions about your prescription or if you need to schedule an eye exam. We serve patients from across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania at our convenient locations.