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Congratulations on getting your first pair of progressive lenses! As you adjust to your new glasses, it's important to remember that it's normal to feel uncomfortable or even dizzy when you first try them. It's best to try them at home until you feel comfortable before heading out or even driving with them.

Here are five tips to help you get used to your new progressive lenses:


  1. Take it slow: Start by wearing your glasses for short periods of time and gradually increase the amount of time you wear them. This will help your eyes adjust to the new lenses and reduce discomfort.
  1. Consistent wear: Wear your glasses consistently throughout the day to speed up the adjustment process. Though there may be some discomfort at first, sticking with it is key to getting used to your new lenses.
  1. Focusing tricks: First look straight ahead to focus on an object far away, and then slowly lower your eyes to the middle part of the lenses, to look at something at arms length, for example a computer screen. To look at something closer like reading a book or mobile devices, lower your eyes to the bottom part of the lens for clear vision. These tricks can help you get the hang of your new lenses.
  1. Reading tips: It is recommended that, rather than relying on the eyes to glance at extreme angles, you can point your nose in the direction you want to see or read. By doing so, will enjoy clear and sharp vision. 
  1. Positive attitude: Approach your new lenses with an open mind and a positive attitude. Remember that it may take time to adjust, but with patience and practice, you will soon feel comfortable wearing your new glasses.

If you've tried all these tips and are still having trouble getting used to your progressive lenses, don't worry! It's important to remember that everyone's adjustment period is different. Just be patient and consistent and remember that it's okay to take your time to get used to your new glasses. If you continue to experience discomfort or have any concerns, please go see your eyecare professional or come speak to us.  At our practice, we have helped many patients make the transition to progressive lenses. Our experienced staff can help you choose the right lenses for your needs and ensure a proper fit . We pride ourselves on our high success rate and strive to make the adjustment process as smooth as possible for our patients.

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