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How to Know If Your Glasses’ Prescription Is Wrong

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From correcting vision to creating new, fashionable looks, there are endless reasons to wear glasses. You can get your first pair of prescription lenses by having a comprehensive eye exam with an Independent Doctor of Optometry in your area.


Your eye doctor will make sure to check your eyes for all sorts of eye diseases and problems, and if you require glasses, you can trust that they’ll recommend the best pair for your needs. After all, your vision care is our team’s top priority. 


When you wear your glasses for the first time, they may feel amazing. Your eyesight should be clearer, and you likely will lose many of the vision loss symptoms you had before. But every so often, your corrective eyewear may feel like it stops working, or your eyes just can’t seem to adjust. 


Does this sound like you? If so, you may have an incorrect prescription. Here’s how to know if your glasses’ prescription is wrong and what you can do next:

How to Know If Your Glasses’ Prescription Is Wrong

Most glasses come with an adjustment period between a few days to six weeks. If it seems like your eyes are taking longer to adjust than necessary, and your vision doesn’t improve when wearing your glasses, you may need a new prescription.


How do you know if your glasses’ prescription is wrong? The symptoms of the wrong prescription glasses are similar to your original signs of needing glasses, which may include blurry vision, eye strain, and headaches.


Frequent squinting and shutting one eye while viewing a TV screen are also symptoms of uncorrected vision. If you’re experiencing these issues with your new eyewear, your prescription may need to be updated.


Also, consider that your eyes can change the older you get, as can your prescription. So, if it’s been a while since you’ve checked on your prescription, the time to get new glasses may be now. (An optometrist can tell you for sure during your eye exam.)


Just remember that the effects of wearing the wrong prescription glasses can vary from person to person. Keep track of your symptoms so that we can replace the wrong prescription glasses with the correct ones. We also recommend noting how long you’ve had the symptoms and specific times of the day that they occur to pinpoint what could be happening with your eyes. 

Returning Prescription Eyewear

Can you return prescription glasses if they’re incorrect for your eyes? You can if you bought them from For Eyes. We provide a satisfaction guarantee that means if your glasses aren’t right for you, you can exchange them for a new pair–as long as you come within 30 days of your purchase. 


In addition to this guarantee, we offer free adjustments, cleanings, and screw replacements. Even if you’re not an existing customer, you’re eligible for these services at any For Eyes location between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

How to Know If Your Glasses’ Prescription Is Wrong

Summary: The Effects of Wearing the Wrong Prescription Glasses

Are you curious about how to know if your glasses’ prescription is wrong? Look for symptoms such as blurry vision, eye strain, and squinting. Many signs of needing glasses are what you can expect if you have the incorrect prescription, too. 


Fortunately, if your glasses’ prescription is wrong, you can exchange your eyewear for free within 30 days of your purchase at your local For Eyes. Come on by, and we’ll make it right so that you can get the vision correction your eyes need. 

Would you like to schedule an optical exam with one of our optometrists? Find a store near you today.

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