Three Ways To Tell That Your New Contact Lens Prescription Needs To Be Adjusted


When you go to get contact lenses for the first time, the optometrist will run a few tests on your eyes and determine what he or she thinks your prescription should be. You will then wear the contacts for a few weeks to see if they are the right prescription or if adjustments need to be made. The prescription that you have for your eye glasses will not be the same for your contact lenses, so you need to know how to tell if the contact lenses are the right prescription when you are wearing them. The following guide walks you through a few ways to tell if your new contact lens prescription may need to be adjusted.

Blurry Vision

When you first wear your contacts, your eyes will not be used to their prescription. Within a few minutes, your vision should become very clear and you should be able to see better than before you put them into your eyes. If you notice that you cannot see clearly when reading things up close or that features far away are not easy to see, your prescription may need to be adjusted.

Painful Eyes

Contacts will often dry out your eyes and cause them to feel a little painful or itchy for the first few days that you wear them. After your eyes get accustomed to the way the contacts feel, you should no longer experience any pain when you wear them. If your eyes still feel pain when you wear the contacts, your eye doctor may need to prescribe you a different type of contact that provides your eye with more lubrication than the contacts you were originally prescribed.

Recurring Headaches

If you notice that you start to suddenly have headaches that seem like they come on suddenly, you may need to have your prescription adjusted. If your eyes are straining to see clearly, this can cause headaches to occur. There are times when your eyes may be straining and you do not even realize it.

It is important to give your eyes time to adjust to the new contacts before assuming that they are not the right prescription. Wear the contacts for the few weeks the eye doctor asks you to wear them, unless the pain is simply unbearable or they do not improve your vision at all. When you go for your follow up appointment be sure to go into detail about what issues you are experiencing. This will help the doctor determine how the prescription needs to be adjusted.


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