Your vision changes over time and you might notice that screens and signs may appear blurry even when you’re wearing prescription glasses. So, how do you figure out when it’s time for a new pair? Read on to learn more about signs that suggest you need new glasses:
Are you squinting when reading this article? It’s time to renew your glasses. Squinting helps compensate for a slightly off prescription, but your sight could be affected after a while, leading to headaches.
Your eyes are working harder than they should, especially if you’re online for most of the day. When you’re hyper-focused on screens or reading a book, your eye muscles are working extra hard. When your prescription is wrong, those muscles are working
even harder. A dull ache might begin right around your eyes, so take a 15 to 30 seconds break to focus on something else in the distance to alleviate the pressure on your eyes.
One of the most telling signs that your vision has changed is when your eyes feel tired or strained. If you are experiencing eye fatigue constantly, you will need a new prescription to help alleviate eye strain and avoid lasting visual impairment.
A severe change in vision often leads to blurred vision and a loss of focus. A new prescription and further testing will be needed to rule out any more significant issues, such as cataracts.
A yearly eye exam is essential because your eye doctor will run tests to ensure your prescription matches the changes your eyes have gone through.
If you’ve misplaced your glasses only to find that you’ve sat on them or tossed them into the washing machine, it’s best to invest in a new pair. Scratched lenses and bent frames only serve to add discomfort to your everyday activities.
It is important to identify these signs to determine whether you require a new pair of glasses. Make eyecare an essential part of your everyday life. To learn about the benefits of eye surgery, visit the iSurgeon Information Hub.
About Dr. Sachin Bawa
Sachin Bawa is a founder of Dr. Sachin Bawa Cataract and Vision Clinic. He is a qualified ophthalmic surgeon for more than 9 years. He holds a medical degree from the University of Witswatersrand which he completed in 2004.