4 Ways to Know if Your Eye Prescription is Too Strong

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An eye prescription is made by a subjective test, where the patient is required to answer a series of yes or no questions. Many tests are performed to check the health of the eyes, but the power of the glasses or lenses prescribed depends upon the answers the optometrist receives from the patient. The process of getting an eye prescription can quickly become a guessing game leading to a wrong prescription. There are a number of reasons why an eye prescription can go wrong.

Often the patient may go for an eye checkup late in the day when their eyes are strained or tired. The fatigued patient is unable to make a correct judgment, and this may lead to a wrong prescription. A human error in writing or understanding your eyeglass prescription can dramatically change your prescription.

If you have recently gotten a new prescription and are not quite sure if you have the correct one, then you may experience some symptoms that commonly occur to people wearing glasses with a wrong power. Contact Eyelux now if you are struggling with your new prescription glasses.


1) Blurred Vision

The blurred vision test is a simple and easy test to know if your eye prescription is incorrect. Put on your glasses or lenses and cover one eye. Stare straight ahead with the other eye. Is your vision hazy or blurred? Repeat with the other eye. A cloudy or blurred vision in one eye, while the other is closed is a sure sign that the power of your glasses or lenses is incorrect.


2) Headaches

Another significant indicator of the wrong prescription is headaches. Wearing the wrong glasses or lenses exerts a tremendous amount of eye strain symptoms causing a headache. If you notice that your headaches have become more frequent or that they tend to occur primarily after you put on your glasses, then it’s likely you are wearing an incorrect prescription.


3) Dizziness and Nausea

When your prescription is too high, you will notice that you begin to feel dizzy and nauseous within some time of wearing your prescription glasses or lenses. This is a sure indication of a wrong prescription.


4) Over and Beyond the Adjustment Period

All new prescriptions require some time to adjust to new glasses. This is especially true of bifocals and trifocals, which may take several weeks of adjustment. If your discomfort persists beyond a month, then you need to recheck your prescription.


Give your new prescription enough time to adjust to your eyes and pay attention to whether your vision is steadily improving or if your headaches, dizziness nausea are reducing their intensity. Remember that you are the best judge of your own eyes and you know what it feels when your eyes are tired or strained or effortlessly comfortable. If you think that your eye problems are showing no signs of improvement and increasing day by day instead of getting better, then you are probably wearing an incorrect eye prescription. Click here to contact our team of specialists at Eyelux optometry to determine your correct prescription and find out if you are wearing the wrong power.