Pain in the back of the neck with new glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Matt, May 31, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Hello all,

    A brief history of my expierence with glasses:

    When I was very young 4-7 I had to wear an eye patch over one eye in
    addition to glasses (apparently this way to stop my brain from relying
    on my "good" eye too much.) Since then I've worn glasses or contacts
    almost always. I'm now 23. My last 2 years of college I just stopped
    wearing my glasses because I felt like I could see just fine without
    them. Last year I decided it was time to get a new pair of glasses to
    help me see music (I'm a percussionist) and also to help while working
    at the computer or reading. Here is the problem I've been having:

    When I first started wearing the new glasses I right away had a presure
    sensation in the back of my head. Later this sensation developed into
    a very very stiff neck and almost a feeling of nausea. I wore them for
    about 2 weeks before I gave up. Being the lazy person that I am I
    didn't go back to the doctor until about 10 months later. When I did
    he said it seemed like the problem was that my eyes were not working
    together properly and he would need to change the prescription a little
    to compensate for this. After I got the glasses back a week later I
    was having the same problem (possibly a little lighter but I'm not sure
    if that is because I didn't wear them as long). I went back last week
    and again he adjusted the prescription. This time he made it a little
    less powerful to "calm things down" and I'm having the issue again.

    Has anyone heard of this type of pain from glasses? I can see great,
    nothing is blurry. It just a pain in the neck, litteraly. The pain is
    not so bad when I am sitting down (computer, driving, reading) but is
    still there. It really gets bad whenever I bend down, get up to move,
    or walk. I'm going back to my doctor tomorrow but I kind of feel like
    since this will be the 3rd time going back that he might not really
    know what is causing the issue.
    Matt, May 31, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    Does it have something to do with your lazy eye? Whats your pescription
    in each eye? If its low you may not actually need glasses, maybe except
    for driving or watching movies.
    acemanvx, May 31, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Matt,

    Perhaps it was an error in your prescription.

    Could you post it so some of the ODs could discuss it
    with you?


    otisbrown, Jun 1, 2006
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    Dom Guest

    Matt wrote:


    That's an unusual one. Maybe the glasses are affecting your posture -
    sometimes reading glasses can make the reading material appear closer or
    further away, and this might in turn affect your posture and give you
    the neck trouble.

    Presumably the frame itself has been adjusted and is comfortable (not
    pressing on your skull behind your ears, not pulling at the back of your

    Dom, Jun 1, 2006
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