Glasses Causing Sharp Pain Behind Your Ears? Here's What To Do
By Essilor News
So you just picked up your new pair of glasses at the eye doctor's office, and you love the new frame design - they're perfect for your face shape!
But later that afternoon, you feel a tight pinch behind your ears and feel the onset of a splitting headache. You find yourself repeatedly removing your glasses and massaging your head, trying to stop the discomfort. If this scenario sounds familiar, read on.
Why Do My Glasses Hurt My Ears?
Most likely, the pain is caused by an incorrect adjustment of your glasses. Each of us has a unique head shape, and our glasses need to be personally customized.
Sometimes the pain you feel behind your ears is due to the size of the frames. Not all frame styles and sizes are suitable for every head shape, and in some cases you could end up with frames that are just too tight for you. This can lead to headaches as the glasses impact the blood circulation behind your ears.
Believe it or not, the actual material your glasses are made of could also have an effect on you. Your frames could be made of plastic, metal or even wood, and if you have a skin allergy to those materials, you should be cautious about which option you choose.
How to Ease the Ear Pain Caused by Glasses
It is highly recommended that you see a professional to adjust your glasses; and lucky for you, help can be found at your eye doctor's office. In most cases, they should be able to quickly adjust your frames for no cost.
If you have to, you can try to adjust your glasses at home. You'll have to be careful not to bend your frames out of shape! Using your fingers, or with the help of a metal plier, press down gradually on the area needing an adjustment. Pressure should be applied softly, and keep in mind that a small modification has a greater impact than you would think.
If your glasses continue to cause pain, you'll want to consider talking to your eye doctor about a frame shape and size that would be a better fit.