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Why does my right ear hurt when I wear glasses?
When I have my glasses on for more than 4 hours without taking them off, my right ear starts to hurt. It feels good to take off my glasses when that happens. Is my situation normal or common? I am bifocal.

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asked Jun 14, 2017 in Health by johnno

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I think it is a normal feeling and I get it too. Wearing glasses for a long period of time can drain my sight away and maybe even cause tears at times.
answered Jun 14, 2017 by tackle
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New glasses hurt back of ears?
I just got glasses last week and since I've been wearing them, my ears kill! Not even 10 minutes after having them on, my ears throb really bad. Why is this and what can I do about it?
answered Jun 14, 2017 by lardell
In all honesty, it would be best to go back to the store where you purchased your frames from. Most of those shops welcome walk ins for free adjustments. I do not recommend trying to adjust your frames at home as you may cause damage.
I am a person who tired to adjust his frames at home and ended up causing cracks.
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How can I stop the right temple of my glasses from hurting my ear?
Hi, I am a 15 year old boy, who got his glasses fixed yesterday. On Friday, I accidentally squashed my glasses and broke off the right temple. Yesterday, the optician told me that they would replace the frame for free, so I would have the same lenses with a new, identical frame.

The new frame is just like the old one except for one thing; the end of the temple (the curvy bit that slots over the ear) is hurting my the top of my right ear and putting pressure on it, and causing it to slightly hurt. When I take the glasses off, the pain worsens for a few minutes, as the pressure is relieved, and when I put them back on, I feel the pressure of the glasses again on my right ear. What, if anything, can I do about this? Is there something I can do myself, or will I have to go back to the opticians and tell them about the problem? Thank you.
answered Jun 14, 2017 by Justin Freak
Wrapping a little masking tape around it to help spread out some of the pressure until you can go and get your glasses adjusted. Any place will do it for you. Lenscrafters, Wal-Mart, etc.
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Glasses hurting backs of ears?
I had to get larger frames because my eye sight got a lot worse and I had headaches and my optician said it's because my old glasses were too small. I love these new ones, they really help. That was last week, I went in today to get them adjusted because they kept slipping down and now they really hurt behind my ears, they are so sore. Does anyone have a solution? Or will I just get used to the pain? I don't want to changed these glasses, they're perfect and I don't want to go back to get them adjusted :( Is there any sort of padding I can get or something? Thank you :)
answered Jun 14, 2017 by frilly
They are probably too tight now, so you really should go and tell your optician.
Either that or try googling around and see if anyone sells some sort of padding for the back of your ears. You could always try placing a small band-aid back there?
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My new glasses hurt my ears?
I got glasses for short sightedness and astigmatism and I was told I have to wear them all the time and they're great except after about 30 mins-1 hour they hurt my ears so much and when I got them they adjusted them for me and I said they were fine cos they were at the time and my ears don't start to feel sore until after a while and I was wondering if I need to get them re-fitted or just need to adjust to them myself (these are my first ever pair of glasses) and also if I do need them re-fitted, do I have to pay for it?
answered Jun 14, 2017 by benjamminfranklin
No, no, no please don't try and adjust them yourself. Chances are you will only make them worse or even break them. You can go ANYWHERE to get them adjusted and there will never be any charge, Of course it is best to go where you got them from but if it is out of the way then go to the closest optical shop.
With getting glasses for the first time it si very common for the fitting to need adjusting. Wearing glasses for the first time takes some getting used to. How they feel on your nose as well as behind your ears and getting your eyes used to looking through 2 small windows. But you want to get them adjusted quite soon because they will rub on the backs of your ears and irritate the skin making them more and more uncomfortable to wear.
Retired optician
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How do I relieve irritation that my eyeglasses cause to the area behind my ears?
answered Jun 14, 2017 by Tad Dubious
It sounds as if you need to return to your optician to have the glasses fitted properly. They may be too tight. An optician will be able to warm a plastic frame slightly to bend it into a more comfortable shape.

If you have a metal frame, it is possible you are allergic to the material they are made from (e.g. nickel).

However, a poor fit is the most likely reason you are uncomfortable. While you are waiting to see the optician, get some lightly medicated cream such as a hydrocortisone cream and apply lightly to help with the irritation.

Also, are you showering and not drying behind your ears properly? That might also irritate your ears.

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