There are three main reasons to replace your eyeglasses or contact lenses. One, if your prescription has changed, resulting in headaches and dizziness when you’re wearing them. Two, if they are too old or damaged for continued use. And, while it may not be as pressing as the first two, the third reason is when you simply want to update your style and wish to have new frames or contact lens colors.
It’s not always clear to people who wear glasses when to get a new pair. However, using glasses or lenses that are no longer a good fit may cause further problems with your eyesight. Here are a few pointers on when to know it’s time to replace old glasses and lenses.
Annual Eye Exams
When you visit your local eye care center for your annual eye exam, you may find out that your old prescription is no longer a good fit for your eyes. Your prescription may have increased in strength or been lowered. In either case, you will need to have new glasses or lenses fitted to meet the changing needs of your eyesight.
Persistent Vision Problems
The most telltale signs that your prescription may already be outdated are vision problems or problems that may stem from poor eyesight. This includes blurred vision, eye fatigue, headaches, dizziness and feelings of nausea. There is no hard and fast rule about how often you should replace your glasses. Only an optometrist can check if your prescription has changed and provide you with the right solutions. This is one of the reasons regular eye exams are important.
Scratched lenses or bent frames can lead to eye problems like dryness. Consult with an eye doctor to replace damaged lenses and eyeglasses right away.
At Guilford Eye Center, we offer a wide selection of fashionable frames for when your eyeglasses need to be updated. Give us a call at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with our eye care specialists today. We serve patients in High Point as well as other neighboring communities.