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I got a new pair of glasses and they are very heavy. I

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I got a new pair of glasses and they are very heavy. I notice pain on both of my ears and numbness down the left side of my face to my chin. No motor problems and no facial pain, just numbness. It starts 2 hours after putting on my glasses. On days I wear contacts instead, no numbness. Is it the glasses? Or my imagination?
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Hi. My name is***** and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like it is your glasses.

Dr. Rick :

If you have a very high Rx, you could ask the optician to use high index lenses, which are usually plastic, and this will make the lighter.

Dr. Rick :

Also, the frames may not be fit well to your face....have the optician adjust them.

Dr. Rick :

Also, you might want to have the prescribing eye doctor check the prescription to make sure it is correct and that the glasses were also make with the correct Rx.

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Does this make sense to you?


yes, thank you

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