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8 Signs You May Need New Glasses

8 Signs You May Need New Glasses

If you wear glasses more frequently and you assume that you don’t face any vision problems, then that’s a wrong assumption. As time goes by, you may experience signs that indicate you may need new glasses. These signs can be damaged glasses, headaches, blurred vision, and more. To know more about it, below are some common signs. 

Blurry Vision

As a matter of fact, if you experience blurry vision, which is one of the most common symptoms, you probably need to change your eye glasses. And, if you have sight issues, your glasses once corrected, you’re very likely in need of a new prescription. Your vision problem may have resulted from several issues. The newly updated prescription can pinpoint the problem, whether it is a new or existing one.

You might be noticing close-up objects clearly. For instance, while reading street signs in your car, have difficulty with faraway objects such as the subtitles on a movie screen (nearsightedness). You may experience problems seeing even the objects close to you (myopia) or vice versa (hyperopia). Blurred vision can also signal astigmatism, which is the case when the shape of the eye is irregular or oval instead of round. The alteration and the degradation of your eyesight can happen at any distance.

There is a vision problem that is related to prescriptions which is called presbyopia. The latter is sometimes called presbyopia, which is the age-related farsightedness that occurs naturally with age. In the early forties, you start having trouble reading at close range, for example, when you are trying to read a menu in a restaurant or make out a text message on your phone. If you are experiencing any of these common vision complaints, a visit to the eye doctor should be able to tell you if any of the problems are the cause.

Eye Squinting

Do you often strain your eyes in order to see more clearly? If you must squint to make your vision focus, your glasses are likely not functioning well. The most likely case is that your medication needs to be adjusted.

You are right if you wear just sunglasses when you are in a bright environment. Therefore, you should consider getting a good pair of prescription sunglasses.

Light Sensitivity

A symptom of astigmatism is sensitivity to light, called photophobia. So whether you are indoors or outdoors, your eyes are very sensitive to light. Therefore, an updated prescription might address the problem.

When we get older, our eyes might need more time to get used to dark and light environments and vice versa than when we were younger. To aid the adaptation of your eyes, your doctor can prescribe light-sensitive lenses as part of your new eyeglasses prescription.

8 Signs You May Need New Glasses

Strained Eyes

You know the feeling: The weight inside the eyes is so much that it becomes a task to keep the eyes open. You too can feel eye strain or your eyes can be aching and sore. In this case, sore or tired eyes may be an indicator of eyestrain, this condition arises when your eyes are overworked. On the bright side, eye strain is not permanent. It is often temporary, and the problem usually disappears when you stop doing the activity causing the strain, such as reading in low light.

If you notice frequent or prolonged eye strain, then your eyes are probably working harder than normal to make up for poor vision. A renewed glass can be all you need to relax your tired eyes. Your physician could even advise anti-fatigue lenses. These glasses can help those who are prone to computer vision syndrome—a condition that is a type of eye strain and occurs after long-term use of digital devices like a mobile phone or computer.

Getting Headaches

Headache is another possible symptom of eye strain, but it can also be a sign of more wide-ranging vision trouble. This is because when you are focusing your eyes on something to see it, your head also aches from the effort of your eyes.

 At other times, you may get a headache behind your eyes. This gives you a double strike as the head and the eyes can hurt together. Leaving headaches untreated can result in more complications. Hence, it is essential to take your headaches seriously to protect your vision. 

Seeing Double

Diplopia, which means double vision, typically affirms that the eyes do not align with each other. It is a fact that this can be the cause of crossed eyes or strabismus. On the other hand, it might even be more serious.

The treatment for diplopia most of the time is the new glasses. Special prism lenses are sometimes fitted to glasses, correcting double vision.

Poor Night Vision

The quality of night vision decreases during the aging process. If you notice a halo around lights, especially if you are driving at night, you may have astigmatism. Your optometrist can also recommend new glasses that correct astigmatism as well as have an anti-reflective coating. At Vision Gallery optometrist will examine your eye condition and suggest you the right glasses that will enhance your vision day and night as well. 

Damaged Lenses

Cosmetic wear and tear aren’t always only surface damage. For example, the shape of your frames might change with time, and therefore, the eyeglasses might become loose. Most seriously, if you have a lot of scratches on your lenses, you can see blurry and have eye fatigue.

Cleaning your glasses is an essential part of their care, but washing them with hot water can damage the lens coating. If you are in need of new lenses, we would recommend lenses with anti-reflective or photochromic coating since it improves vision and protects your eyes from UV rays. 

Get Your Eyes Checked at Vision Gallery 

Our expert optometrists recommend seeing your eyes once in one or two years. Why? Your eye condition can worsen considerably within the period. Also, performing an in-depth eye test helps to diagnose eye diseases and disorders and even other health problems. Thus, if you experience the issues as mentioned earlier after wearing glasses, it is time to get your eyes checked by an eye specialist. The eye specialist will thoroughly examine your eye condition and prescribe you the best solution. Proper consultation will make your life much easier. So, don’t delay it and call us at 281-377-0219 to book your appointment.

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