Top tips if you are new to wearing glasses
If you have just been prescribed your very first pair of glasses, it’s helpful if you can get into good habits from day one, whether it be cleaning them, keeping them safe or even just remembering to wear them!
Even though your specs are sure to improve your vision, it can take a while to make them part of your daily routine, especially if you don’t need to wear them all the time. So, we have some top tips to help make it easy to adjust.
Start as you mean to go on
You cannot ‘overwear’ your glasses, so despite it sounding obvious, if you have been prescribed glasses then make sure you actually wear them! Your eyes won’t get lazy, and neither will your focussing muscles when you wear your specs.
If you need to wear your glasses all the time, keep them by the side of your bed so you can slip them on as soon as you get up. This can help you to adjust to your new view of the world more quickly and with fewer symptoms, while also helping you to remember to wear them!
For those who only need to wear their glasses in specific circumstances, such as for driving, reading or screen work, then choose a logical place to keep them so they are close at hand each time you carry out that task. Lots of people also have multiple pairs, so they always have a driving pair at hand in the car for example, or extra near vision specs on their desk. Storing your specs in the same place each time you take them off will also help make sure you don’t lose them.
Keep up with the cleaning
If you get into the routine of keeping your glasses clean from day one you are much more likely to stick to it. It really doesn’t take long and will help make sure your vision is the best it can be. Our blog will help put you on the right track.
Treat frames with respect!
When you buy a new pair of glasses you are investing in your vision and your quality of life, so make sure you know how to care for them. Simple things can make all the difference like making sure you don’t rest them down on the lenses and avoiding pushing them up onto the top of your head. Glasses lead a hard life, look after them.
Invest in a spare pair
A spare pair of glasses is a great investment. Then if the worst does happen and they break, or you lose them then at least you have a fallback option.
Uncomfy? Let us know
Both when you choose your frames and when you collect them our dispensing optician will check and adjust them to make sure they fit correctly. However, if either the lenses or the frames feel uncomfortable once you start wearing your glasses, please do get in touch. It’s always better for us to know sooner rather than later so we can make any necessary adjustments.
Help for young glasses wearers
It can be a little trickier to convince children who have glasses for the first time to wear their specs. But if you need a little more help then check out our blog on this topic.
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