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Is it normal to feel dizzy with a new eyeglass prescription?

Mild dizziness may occur after putting on new glasses the first few times; but it should not be an ongoing problem. Slight dizziness is most common in patients who receive their first pair of eyeglasses with astigmatism (out-of-roundness of the eyes), lens correction, or with progressive (invisible bifocal) lens correction. However, the dizziness should not be persistent. If it continues for more than a few days, ask the prescribing doctor to recheck the prescription that he or she gave you.

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