It can be difficult to adjust to eyeglasses with progressive bifocal lenses when you're used to wearing contacts. Luckily, you will be pleased to learn that within a week or two of wearing your new eyeglasses, you can completely adjust and benefit from better sight.
Here are some easy ways to help you adjust to your new progressive bifocal eyeglasses:
Don't Revert Back to Your Old Glasses or Contacts
The adjustment period for all new eyeglass lenses takes a few days, but getting used to bifocals adds some extra challenges. Certain things like trying to walk down a flight of stairs can make you want to toss your new eyeglasses into a drawer and go back to your old scratched glasses or familiar contact lenses. While this may be tempting to do, the best thing that you can do for yourself is to persist in wearing your new glasses and tolerate the uncomfortable and odd sight for a bit while your eyes and brain have the chance to adjust.
Learn to Move Your Head Not Your Eyes
While you may be in the habit of moving your eyes to look in different places, learning to move your head from side to side instead will help you to adjust more easily to your new bifocals. Bifocal lenses are designed in such a way that if you always look in the direction of the end of your nose, then the view will be clear.
Find the Sweet Spot for Your Close-Up View
Just as with your previous glasses and contacts, your new progressive bifocal prescription has a "sweet spot" for viewing books and your electronic devices. You may need to play with the distance you view things at in order to find the distance that will give you the clearest view. After you have adjusted to your new glasses, then you will not have to move things around so much to try and get clear views.
Have Patience with Your Sight Adjustment
Finally, one of the best things that you can do for yourself during this trying time is to have patience and remember that within a week or two you will be used to your new glasses and your sight will be better than ever before. If you are still uncomfortable after a week or so, then you should contact an eye doctor like Morris Eyecare so that they can check your prescription and verify that your eyeglasses were properly made.