What do I do if I put the wrong prescription on my glasses?

If your lenses were made incorrectly or your eye doctor changes your prescription, most optical stores will remake the lenses for you at no charge, with some provisions (for example, many policies will cover only one prescription change within a specified period of time).

What happens if you wear glasses with wrong prescription?

The wrong prescription may feel weird and it can even give you a headache if you wear them very long, but it won’t damage your eyes. If your glasses have an old prescription, you might start to experience some eye strain. To see your best, don’t wear anyone else’s glasses.

Can your eyes get used to the wrong prescription?

It is common for your eyes and brain to take some time to adjust to your new prescription glasses, especially if it’s your first pair of glasses or if it’s been a while since your prescription was updated. It can also take some time to adjust to different glasses frames.

What happens if your eye prescription is too high?

When your prescription is too high, you will notice that you begin to feel dizzy and nauseous within some time of wearing your prescription glasses or lenses. This is a sure indication of a wrong prescription.

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Can you go blind from wrong glasses?

The short answer is no, said Dr. Pamela F. Gallin, director of pediatric ophthalmology at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. It would be uncomfortable but not harmful to wear the wrong prescription for, say, five minutes, she said.

Can wrong prescription glasses cause headaches?

Incorrect prescriptions can lead to eye strain as your eyes work too hard to see correctly. The headache you develop may present itself by pain above the eyebrows and on the front of the head as often as once a week.

Can wrong prescription glasses cause double vision?

It’s possible that the source of the problem could also be your glasses. Prescription glasses can contribute to poor vision and monocular double vision if they are out-of-date, the frames are bent or the lenses are scratched. Binocular double vision, or binocular diplopia, is caused by misalignment of the eyes.

What happens if the axis on glasses is wrong?

In particular, the CYL and AXIS components of your prescription relate to the level of astigmatism in your eyes, a refractive error that means the front surface of one eye isn’t completely round. This can cause problems affecting focus, and should be corrected to provide improved vision.

How long does it take for my eyes to adjust to new glasses?

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Most people get used to new glasses within two to three days, although it might take up to two weeks. If your vision is still blurry and you’re dealing with headaches, you may need a different prescription or type of lens.

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