Eyeglasses offer a safe, simple and effective way to correct vision problems. But there may be instances when wearing a new pair can feel a bit uncomfortable. This is not something you should get used to or power through–eyeglasses should be both functional and pleasant to wear, after all. The premier low vision specialist in the area, Joel H McGahen OD discusses why wearing a new pair of glasses is giving you discomfort, plus what to do about it.
- The fit is off. You will know when your new pair of glasses do not fit you properly. For starters, they will keep slipping down your nose when they should be perched securely along its bridge. Do the frames press against your face when you are moving your head? Do they shift around constantly? You might want to visit your eye doctor to mitigate this and get better-fitting glasses.
- The glasses are not adjusted properly, or too small for your head. When this is the case, you may experience some bit of pain behind your ears. This leads to headaches because the too-tight glasses are hampering blood circulation. Have the frames adjusted, or schedule an appointment with a more trusted eye doctor so you can get a new pair that will fit your face better.
- The pupillary distance (PD) is measured incorrectly. Even when your new glasses have the right size frames, you may still experience eye strain. The PD, or the distance between the pupils, affects just how well your glasses will fit. When it is not precisely measured, it can give your eyes discomfort. It might be ideal to visit a better optometrist, like Joel H McGahen OD, who will not make the mistake of calculating your PD incorrectly.
Whether you need new contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses, just turn to Joel H McGahen OD. Our premier doctor will make sure you get the most accurate–and most comfortable–pair so you can enjoy clear and healthier vision for longer. We serve the areas in and around Shippensburg and Greencastle, PA. Call us today at (717) 264-4012 or fill out this contact form to schedule your appointment.