Do I Need Glasses?
FAQ's on getting glasses

We often encounter questions for ourselves when it comes to deciding on a pair of spectacles. These could be prescription ones or non-prescription ones. 

Below are a few questions we have answered starting from questions like -  


Do I need glasses? (How to know if you need glasses?) 

Few of the most common signs coming into an eye test indicating glasses are needed will be:

blurry vision (whether it be distance or near), eye strain, headaches, migraines, struggling to focus and street signs not being as clear as they used to be.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms whether it be permanently or intermittently come visit one of the 1001 optical stores for a comprehensive eye test at no cost to you (Bulk billed). 


Can new glasses cause eye strain? 

Getting a new pair of glasses should not cause eye strain.

If there is any discomfort from new glasses this may be your brain not being used to the new prescription that is given.

Usually with persistence and increased wear your brain will cleverly adapt within a few days and there won’t be any discomfort present.

If discomfort and eyestrain symptoms persist for over 2 weeks, come into one of our 1001 optical stores so we can try our best to get the glasses perfect for you.

Eye Strain


Can wearing glasses make you dizzy? 

Wearing glasses typically should not make you dizzy, sometimes there are compromises that are made where a stronger prescription will give you better clarity but if heavily deviated from the current prescription and what you are used to, may cause some discomfort.

Sometimes it is just a case of wearing your new prescription in and getting your brain used to the new prescription (just like a pair of new shoes).

If discomfort/dizziness symptoms persist for over 2 weeks, come into one of our 1001 optical stores so we can try our best to get the glasses perfect for you. 


What to clean glasses with? 

When cleaning glasses we strongly recommend using a lens cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth (included with all purchases of glasses).

It is always best to clean both the outside surface of the lens and the inside surface of the lens.

One spray per side of the lens and a wipe down with the microfibre cloth will make your glasses sparkle as good as new!  

Clean Glasses