New Glasses Blurry

by , April 29, 2023

When your eyes are examined, and a new prescription is ordered to correct your vision, the last thing you might expect with your new eyeglasses is blurry vision. But blurry vision with new glasses is fairly common. Find out why and what you can do to fix it.

Why my new glasses are blurred?

There are a few reasons that could explain why your new glasses are blurry. In the section below, you will learn how your prescription, your eyeglasses themselves, and even how you are wearing your glasses can impact how well you see.

Reason 1: Your Eyes Need to Adjust

A change in your prescription that increases the strength of the vision correction your glasses provide is one of the main reasons you might have blurry vision. Even if the stronger prescription is appropriate for correcting your vision problems, you will be used to the strength of your previous prescription.
Usually, it only takes a few days of wearing your new glasses to adjust. This adjustment period is most common when the prescription in your new lenses is stronger than your old one, or if you move from single-vision lenses to bifocals or multifocals.

Reason 2: Glasses are not Clean

If your glasses aren’t clean, you aren’t going to see well. A film on your lenses can blur your vision, and new eyeglasses may have additional coatings that might change your view.
If you are having trouble seeing clearly through your new glasses, cleaning them is a good first step to fix the problem. Be careful when cleaning your glasses—especially new ones—because the wrong materials or cleaners can scratch your lenses.

Reason 3: Your Prescription is Wrong

The accuracy of your prescription depends on how well you and your eye doctor are able to match a specific level of vision protection to your needs. If the prescription is too weak or too strong, your glasses won’t provide the correction needed to help you see clearly.

Reason 4: Your glasses were made wrong

Not every pair of glasses is manufactured correctly. If the lenses you purchased are not a good match to your prescription, you will not be able to see well. Be sure that you order your new glasses from a reputable company that stands by its product and will correct any problems you have.

What to do while experiencing new glasses blurry?

New Glasses Blurry

If your new glasses are making your vision blurry, there are a few things you can try that might help.

Let Your Eyes Adjust

Have patience. It can take time to adjust to a new prescription and a new pair of glasses. For most people, a few days of wear is long enough to adjust to a new prescription. If you still have blurry vision after a few days of consistently wearing your new glasses, call your eye doctor. They can check your lenses for accuracy, and you may find that your prescription needs to be adjusted more.
Avoid going back to your old eyeglasses during the transition period, too. Consistency is key, and going between your old and new prescription could make your adjustment period take longer.

Adjust Your Frames

What type of style of frames you wear can also have an impact on how well you can see with new glasses. Changing to a larger or smaller frame size can have an impact on the curvature of your lens, and changes to the shape of the lens will take some getting used to.

Talk to your Optometrist

Your optometrist is probably the best resource if you find that you are having blurry vision with a new pair of glasses. An optometrist can adjust the fit of your glasses and check to ensure the frames, lens type, and strength are appropriate for the level of vision correction you need.

Check your lenses

Lenses that are scratched, poorly made, or offer the wrong prescription strength can be blurry. You may even find that your new prescription isn’t adequate, and your eye doctor may suggest an updated prescription.

It’s important to know what kind of warranty you have when you purchase your eyeglasses, and what can be done to correct any problems that come up. Overnight Glasses, for example, offers returns and exchanges for glasses that don’t meet your needs or expectations. A change in your prescription just after ordering means you get a one-time replacement at no charge. How a replacement is handled might depend on why you aren’t happy with your glasses, or how the problem needs to be corrected.


If you get new glasses and your vision is still blurry, give yourself time to adjust. A new, stronger prescription can make your vision seem blurry at first. This usually resolves after a few days of wearing your new glasses. You should also check that your glasses are well-made and offer the size, shape, and material to match your vision needs.

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Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN, has been writing for a variety of news and health publications for more than 20 years.... "Read More"