5 Signs You Need New Glasses
Many of us find the perfect pair of eyeglasses and stick with them until.... well, forever, if we can still see with them. But just because you can see out of your glasses doesn’t mean they’re still doing their job, especially if it’s been over two years.
Unlike a pair of pants that don't fit a growing child after a summer, knowing when it's time to update your glasses prescription isn’t always obvious. Vision changes may happen slowly, so if you delay your annual trip to the optometrist, you may not notice how bad your vision has gotten.
Waiting until you have a hard time seeing can put undo stress on your eyes. How often should you get new glasses? Optometrists recommend updating your prescription every two years, or earlier, if needed.
But how do you know if you need an updated prescription before your yearly visit? An obvious sign is blurry vision. However, not all signs are obvious, so keep an eye out — pun intended — for these hints that you need new glasses:
- You squint.
- You get headaches.
- You haven't had new glasses in years.
- You see double.
- Your glasses are scratched or damaged.
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