People who get new eyeglasses can sometimes experience discomfort. Some get nose pain and marks, while others feel eye strain or ear pain. To avoid these issues when getting new glasses or contact lenses, it is important to work with a reliable eye care professional.
Here are possible reasons your new eyeglasses might be uncomfortable to wear.
Your Eyeglasses Are Loose
If your eyeglasses feel like they are falling every time you move, it could be that they are too loose around your ears. You can try to run your glasses under warm water and slightly bend the temple arms down. Another solution is to get eyeglasses in smaller frames that best fit your face shape.
You Have a Low Nose Bridge
You may have a low nose bridge if your eyeglasses slip down when you tilt your head. If this is the case, you may need the help of your eye exam doctor to find glasses that are suitable for lower nose bridges. They may suggest getting rectangular or horn-rimmed glasses. Moreover, you can also try adjusting the nose pads of your glasses inward, so they sit more securely to your nose.
Your Glasses Are Not Set Correctly
When glasses leave marks on your nose bridge, it could be that they are not set correctly. It is easy to adjust the nose pads of your glasses, so they sit on your nose properly. Your optician may also adjust them or change them with another material, such as silicone, acetate, or nylon. If you have a plastic frame, it’s possible that they are too heavy or the bridge may not be big enough. You may want to consider investing in eyeglass frames with a wider bridge or lighter-weight lenses.
Incorrect Pupillary Distance Measurement
You may still get headaches from properly sized eyeglasses if it has an incorrect pupillary distance (PD) measurement. PD refers to the distance between your pupils and is necessary for eyeglass wear comfort. Mistakes on PD are common for people who get their prescription glasses.
Lumen Optometric is here to assist with your eye care needs. Besides glasses and contacts, we also offer neuro lens and corneal reshaping therapy. Call us at (626) 921-0199 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.