Getting a prescription for glasses or contacts isn’t as easy as trying on a pair of shoes. By undergoing a variety of tests including a long list of “yes or no” questions, a vision test can sometimes feel like a giant guessing game for patients. If you recently got a new prescription for glasses but aren’t sure if they are the right strength, Dr. Steve Thom can fix it for you. Read on to learn more about how you can tell if you are wearing the wrong prescription.
Vertigo or Nausea
One of the biggest symptoms that patients experience when they have the wrong prescription is extreme vertigo or nausea. Specifically, if your prescription is too high. If you have started to notice that you are dizzy and nauseous right after you start wearing your glasses, then you more than likely have the wrong prescription.
Another huge symptom that you can experience if you are wearing the wrong prescription of glasses is headaches. By causing too much strain on your eyes, the wrong prescription can cause your brain and eyes to overwork— leaving you with a nasty headache that resides primarily above the eyebrows and on the front of your head. Because headaches are relatively common, however, make sure that your headaches correlate with you putting on your glasses.
One of the best and easiest tests that you can do to make sure you are wearing the right prescription is to do a blurred vision test. To do this test put your glasses on and close one of your eyes. Stare straight ahead. Is your vision blurred? Repeat on both sides. If your vision is blurred, you aren’t wearing the right prescription.
Wearing the wrong prescription of glasses can be more than a nuisance. If you would like to learn more about your vision health or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Steve Thom today.