I am 34 and just recently got glasses for the first time (3-4 months ago). I was dx with a very slight astigmatism in one eye. So slight the dr said it wasn't too important that I wear glasses yet. However, I went to the doc for the first time in years because it was bothering me. So I got glasses and try to wear them when I am reading which is most of the day on the computer. I have noticed lately that my eyes are more sensitive to light and sometimes having difficulty with focus. Also even with the glasses on things are not as crisp as they were when I first got the glasses. Is it possible that it has changed already or is it just a natural process of getting used to the glasses?
It is unlikely that your prescription has changed so quickly. If you do not adapt to the glasses over time, I would see the doctor again for another exam. Prolonged near work can dry the eyes, since we tend not to blink as often as we should. Try taking frequent breaks from the computer, looking away or closing your eyes for a minute or so. Placing your computer monitor slightly below eye level may help, since the lids cover the cornea better, and there is less tear evaporation. Using artificial tears like Optive, Blink, or Systane may help. If you feel you need a drop more than 3-4 times a day, it should be preservative-free, and you should see an ophthalmologist for a full exam.
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