Negosentro| Why Your Glasses May Be Uncomfortable While You’re at Work |If you’re a regular glasses wearer, you may have noticed that you experience increased discomfort while you’re wearing your glasses during your workday. A few different factors could be contributing. Here are some reasons why your go-to glasses may be hurting you.
You’re Wearing a Headset
When you’re wearing headphones or a headpiece, it can press into the arms of your glasses tightly and cause uncomfortable pressure against the side of your head and your ears. If you try wearing thinner-armed glasses, you’ll likely reduce discomfort on the side of your head, but it will be difficult to avoid some discomfort behind your ears, which can be particularly sensitive because the cartilage and bone in that area is very fine. However, if you typically prefer glasses to contacts, it may take a few days to get accustomed to contacts. Wear lenses that offer long-lasting hydration and physical flexibility to help ensure that you’ll have an easier time adjusting. Look for contacts from an online retailer like contactlensesplus.com to review a variety of different brands and features.
You’re Still Adjusting to a New Prescription
One of the most common reasons why your eyes may hurt when wearing glasses while working is that you’re still getting used to a new prescription. When you get new glasses, it can take your eyes a while to adjust. This may seem counterintuitive; when your vision changes, getting a prescription that reflects those changes should offer some immediate relief. While this is mostly true, it’s important to bear in mind that your eyes have been working to compensate for the change in your vision for some time. When muscles stop doing the work that they were doing to compensate, it can cause short-term blurred vision, imbalance, and even headaches. These symptoms will subside after your eyes acclimate to your new prescription. Most people notice improvement within a few days. If you still experience the same symptoms weeks later, it’s possible that there’s a problem with your prescription and you should check in with your optometrist.
Your Glasses Don’t Fit the Bridge of Your Nose
Fascial tension around your eyes and nose can cause increased headaches and eye pain. If your glasses are causing you discomfort on the top of the nose between your eyes, your frames’ bridge may not be an optimal fit for your nose structure. Bridge distances typically average in between 15 and 19 millimeters. If the bridges of your frames aren’t wide enough, they’ll feel tight against the sides of your nose. When your glasses don’t sit where they’re supposed to on your nose, it can cause increased pressure on sensitive areas. This is also true of frames with bridges that are too large. If your bridge is too large, your glasses will continually slide down your nose. When this happens, you have to push your glasses up constantly, no matter how tightly you adjust the arms. The act of pushing on the bridge of your glasses against one of the softer parts of your nose cartilage is effectively micro-bruising your nose and will tend to cause pain throughout the day as you’re moving your head around and your glasses move.
Your Frames or Lenses Are Too Heavy
One of the most likely reasons that your frames could be hurting you is that they’re simply too heavy. Frames as light as one ounce can tend to feel heavy when you’re wearing them 24 hours a day. On top of the weight of the frames, you also need to consider the weight of your sharingan contacts. The heaviest types of lenses are made of glass. Most lenses, however, are made of plastic or polycarbonate. The heaviest plastic lenses have an index between 1.5 and 1.6, and high-index frames are 1.61 or greater. 1.74 is one of the thinnest available indexes. The greater the index your frames are made with, the lighter they’ll feel. Also, they’ll fit better in your frames rather than poke out on the inside.
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