Eyeglasses are meant to make your life comfortable by improving the clarity of your vision. Sometimes, however, the eyeglasses become uncomfortable, which may defeat the purpose for which you got the glasses in the first place. Here are some of the reasons your eyeglasses may be uncomfortable.
The Adjustment Is Wrong
Even if an eye professional prescribed your glasses, the glasses might need an adjustment or two to be comfortable for you. Maybe the nose pads pinch your nose, the frames constantly slip down your nose, or the frames are crooked. Any of these things can irritate your skin, interfere with your vision, and leave you unsatisfied with the glasses.
Ideally, you shouldn't try to adjust the glasses on your own. Unless you know what you are doing, go back to the optometrist for professional adjustment.
You Are New To Glasses
Wearing glasses for the first time often comes with some level of discomfort. The discomfort may be there whether you are new to glasses in general or you are new to the specific glasses. The glasses may give you eye strain, interfere with your depth perception, or even give you eye strain, among other problems.
The discomfort is your body adjusting to the new glasses. The discomfort should go away after a few days of using the glasses so don't stop using them. In rare cases, you may require as long as two weeks to get used to your glasses. Consult your eye doctor if the discomfort persists beyond that time frame.
The Lenses Are Dirty or Scratched
Dirty or scratched reading glasses don't admit light into your eyes the way they are supposed to. Light distortion interferes with the lens power and clarity of the glasses. As a result, you will feel as if you are not using the right glasses. Dust in the air, smudges from your hands, and pet dander are just a few of the things that can get your lenses dirty.
Luckily, cleaning the glasses with disposable lens cleaners or lukewarm water and soap will get rid of the dirt. As for scratches, buffing the glasses with cotton wool, wool cloth, or soft lint-free clothing may help.
Hopefully, the discomfort you may have is because you need time to adjust to your new eyeglasses. In some cases, you might not know the cause of the eyeglasses discomfort. Luckily, an optometrist or optician will be able to diagnose and solve the problem for you.