Monday, October 01, 2007

Stupid Glasses

So I haven't worn glasses for probably 10 years, ever since I got contacts. I finally got a pair to use as a backup. I tried on about 50 frames before finding the perfect ones, waited a week to get them and finally got them Saturday. This morning I decided to try them out. Unfortunately they did not work like I expected. I couldn't see straight so they made me dizzy and gave me a major headache. I ended up taking them off after only an hour and putting in my contact, but the headache has stuck around all day. I think the prescription for the right lens is wrong, I see worse in that eye with the glasses on, plus I don't wear a contact in my right eye normally (I have a scar on it) so it's not used to having any correction. I'm thinking I'll need to make another eye appointment and see if they can figure out what to do. I might just tell him I want a lens with no prescription for the right since I don't normally have one.

8 comments:

Kacie said...

Yikes! I know how much of a pain that can be. Hope you get your corrective lenses corrected easily!

crazy working mom said...

Man, I hope you get it fixed soon. That doesn't sound fun! :(

Anonymous said...

Heya, that sounds not good, but I know when I first got my glasses a few years back, they were very hard to wear at first. They made me a bit dizzy exspecially going down stairs. I say stick with them for a few days before you go back. Kiss those boys for me!!!

Nell

Kara said...

Hi Nell :) I'm thinking the dizzy thing is just cuz I"m not used to them since it's been so long. But the right lens is definitely wrong and causes a major headache so I think I'll try to get that changed before I wear them again.

Thia said...

Back in June, I think it was, I went through this. I've worn contacts for 7 years, but had to get glasses instead this time around. After a few days I called and said I was not seeing clearly, was getting headaches and feeling dizzy. They said it can take up to a month to adjust! I don't think it took that long, maybe a couple of weeks. They also said I could come in and they would make sure I got the right prescription. When I went in, they said the glasses weren't fitting right and that was part of the problem. Your rx is in the center of the lens, so if you're looking out the top or bottom, you are getting less of the rx. So, make sure you're looking through the middle. Hope this helps.

Kara said...

Thanks Thia :)

valmg said...

I hate trying on glasses. It takes forever and it doesn't matter what I pick everything looks awful on me. I wear my contacts all day and my glasses only at home at night.

Mama Pajama said...

I hate getting new glasses, too. I wore contacts through high school and in college, but I got sick of them. I do better with glasses. The problem now though is that Cam throws them on the floor every chance he gets! LOL