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    A Question For Eye Doctors Or Eyeglass Experts

    I just got my first pair of glasses due to not being able to read small text and some minor problems with distance vision. The doctor at the eye glass shop recommended that I wear the glasses full time. I've been doing so for the past five days, but I still don't feel confident enough to cycle or drive with them as my perspective is still rather strange and I feel as though I've just had a glass of wine when wearing them. For reading all is fine.

    My question is this; is there any advantage to either wearing my glasses full time or only wearing them when reading? Also, if I should wear them full time how long until my vision and perspective adjusts to normal?

    The prescription is a follows:

    OD: sph +0.75 cyl -0.5 ax 130 degrees

    OS: sph +1.25 cyl -0.5 ax 85 degrees


    Thanks for your help.

    Z.

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    Any new glasses need getting used to...it differs between people, but it usually takes at least 1.5 weeks for me to get used to glasses. Your brain needs to get used to the new input it's getting from your eyes, see. That adjusting process happens every year or so for me because my eyesight is getting progressively worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Any new glasses need getting used to...it differs between people, but it usually takes at least 1.5 weeks for me to get used to glasses. Your brain needs to get used to the new input it's getting from your eyes, see. That adjusting process happens every year or so for me because my eyesight is getting progressively worse
    Is there a risk of damaging my eyes (I can see okay without glasses) if I wear them full time?

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    You just brought back a memory.
    When I got my first pair of glasses as a kid I rode my bike to the appointment, and you just sparked the memory of riding home and feeling like I was looking through a fishbowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Is there a risk of damaging my eyes (I can see okay without glasses) if I wear them full time?
    I have noooo idea, ask your opthalmologist/optometrist about that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    You just brought back a memory.
    When I got my first pair of glasses as a kid I rode my bike to the appointment, and you just sparked the memory of riding home and feeling like I was looking through a fishbowl.
    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel every time my prescription changes. Very disconcerting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    I have noooo idea, ask your opthalmologist/optometrist about that...

    I did, and he didn't have too much to say on the subject.

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    I wore glasses and contact lenses for over 30 years before LASIK last year.. I dont ever remember it taking more than a couple of hours to get adjusted to new glasses.... that being said.. this is your first pair.. so maybe it is taking longer.. I suspect an incorrect prescription or grind on the lenses though.. it just seems too long. Also glasses suck.. get contacts.. they are simple. Then start saving for LASIK. I was a -6.25 and a -6.75.. now I see 20/12.
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    Also when riding a bike you will not be looking through the center of your lenses.. this can cause issues.. another reason for contacts.. or biking specific prescription glasses.
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    I have pretty severe astigmatism, and after maybe four years, I can still only wear my glasses indoors. I feel like I'm drunk if I wear them elsewhere. I tried to drive with them once, and that was NOT a good idea.

    Then again, I don't really need them other than when I use my computer.

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    It can take a while to get used to glasses. When I first started wearing mine 20 years ago, I was constantly smashing my knees into things, I could not have imagined driving at that time. Of course I used to ride my bike with 20/200 vision. That could have explained all the bike accidents that I used to get into.

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