New Glasses? Here’s How to Prevent a Fall

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Getting used to your new eyeglass prescription can take time. To help you avoid the risk of falling while you adjust, especially to progressive lenses, follow these tips:

Always wear your glasses as your doctor recommends. You’ll get used to a prescription faster if you wear your glasses regularly.

Get comfortable walking on flat surfaces before attempting stairs.

When walking up or down stairs, hold on to handrails. Try to look straight ahead instead of down when descending, especially when you first start wearing your glasses.

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