Often a new prescription, or a different design or material, may require an initial learning period. It is best to wear your new prescription as much as possible to learn quickly to use them.
With correction for astigmatism, things may appear tilted, slanted or bowed. You may feel as though you are walking uphill, downhill, or in a valley. This sensation normally subsides within 1-2 weeks if the glasses are worn on a regular basis.
Your new progressive lenses may require a training period as you learn to use the functions of a multifocal lens. Be careful walking up and down stairs and stepping off of curbs because of the new reading vision in the bottom of the lenses.
To help you learn to use your new progressives, sit at a table or desk with reading material and objects at arms length. Practice pointing your nose and tilting your chin up and down to bring objects and reading materials into focus. From time to time, look off into the distance and notice your eyes focus on objects far away.