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I've got new reading glasses and they make me feel a bit sea sick.

(8 Posts)
PuppyMonkey Fri 06-Nov-09 12:32:05

Is that normal?

They are done from a proper prescription and everything following an eye test.

DP reckons it's just gonna feel weird til I get used to them, but it's putting me off using them as I feel really woozy.

They also make me look a bit like Thelma off Scooby Doo. grin

PuppyMonkey Fri 06-Nov-09 15:21:31


PyrotechnicToadstool Fri 06-Nov-09 15:23:42

I'd go back to the opticians, I had this with my last pair - the prescription was fine (but didn't feel like it till it was sorted - I felt drunk and dizzy) but the frames needed adjusting so the centre of each lens was in the right place over my eye (am sure there is a more technical way of putting it)

PuppyMonkey Fri 06-Nov-09 15:31:14

Thanks Pyro. Funny, but after your post, I pushed them back slightly a bit and it was a heck of a lot better so I think you're right, they might have gone into the right position now. Will nip back if I can't adjust to them, thanks.

FairyLightsForever Fri 06-Nov-09 15:53:42

I have multifocals so it's slightly different, but my optician told me that it can take up to a month to get used to them. I certainly reckoned that it takes up to a week to get used to single lense specs, but if they're making you feel really ill then go back, just to be on the safe side.

MadameDuBain Fri 06-Nov-09 15:59:15

This happened when I got reading/screen glasses about a year ago, but they were fine within a day or two and now I often wander around with them on as I don't notice any more.

Thelma off scooby doo - that's a good thing!

MrsJohnDeere Fri 06-Nov-09 16:05:54

I've had this a few times. It has always been because they don't sit in quite the right place on my ears or nose. A slight tweak can make a huge difference. I'd go back to the optician asap and ask them to get tweaking.

purplepeony Fri 06-Nov-09 20:01:58

I had that and it was because they were too strong- the only answer I found was to hardly wear them at all until my eyes got worse! I could manage - just- without them, so did so- now I need new ones!

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