You have been wearing your eyeglasses for one to three years and still think that you see perfectly clear out of them. But the truth is, wearing an old prescription with the belief that it is still beneficial for your eyesight is a common misconception, according to a leading eye doctor. So, how can you tell that it is time to upgrade to a new prescription? Here are some signs to look out for:
If you find yourself squinting a lot, then you have a problem seeing clearly. Squinting is a natural action that helps improve focus and clarity of vision. However, too much squinting can actually cause more harm, such as headaches, than good in the long run. When you are squinting, you end up straining your eyes, which makes your vision even worse. If this is the case, then you definitely need an updated prescription.
If your eyes constantly feel tired or strained, it is a clear indication that your vision has changed. Eye fatigue can be caused by an array of different factors, for example, how much sleep you get or seasonal allergies. However, these symptoms should only last a day or two. If you are experiencing eye fatigue day in and day out, you will need to visit an optometrist and get a new glasses prescription to help mitigate the pain.
Defined as the sudden blur of vision combined with the loss of focus, blurred vision can occur in one or both of the eyes. This issue can be due to a dramatic change in your vision. Be sure to get a new prescription soon and undergo further testing to rule out other bigger problems, such as cataracts.
Alderwood Optical is an optical care specialty clinic serving Bothell, WA and surrounding areas. Our team focuses on eye health and vision rehabilitation through specialty contact lenses to help patients achieve an improved quality of life. Call us at (425) 771-8472 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.