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How to Know When it’s Time for New Eyeglasses

by Damion Wasylow 7 July 2019 12:14 PM

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Some people get really attached to their eyeglasses. Or at least it seems that way. They’ll hold on to the same pair of glasses for years and years, even as those glasses stop delivering the same level of vision improvement. Perhaps they don’t know a new eyeglass prescription could offer renewed vision, or maybe they just don’t the signs that point to the need for new eyeglasses.


Wearing glasses with an out-of-date prescription can cause headaches due to eyestrain. More frequent headaches, particularly during or after extended periods of wearing your glasses, is a common sign you should see your local eye doctor.


Squinting can be a clear indication that your glasses are no longer working as they should. It’s your body’s way of trying to improve focus by reducing the amount of light entering the eye. Proper eyeglasses should make this unnecessary.

Eye Fatigue

Recurring eye fatigue results when the muscles and components of the eye work overly hard to compensate for vision challenges. The right pair of new prescription eyeglasses can help alleviate eye fatigue almost immediately.

Blurred Vision

As obvious as it may seem, blurry vision is the most common sign that it’s time to see your eye doctor for new glasses. It’s also the most commonly overlooked sign. Some glasses wearers mistakenly accept a little bit of a blur as part of aging, when an updated eyeglass prescription could quickly bring life back into focus.

Damaged Lenses

Even the toughest eyeglass lenses inevitably get damaged. Scratches and scuffs can obscure your vision. UV protection and other coatings may break down over time, and become hazy and difficult to clean. 

If you’re getting regular comprehensive eye exams, as experts and healthcare professionals recommend, your eye doctor will help you identify when it’s time for a new eyeglass prescription. 

If you haven’t had an exam in a while, or you’re experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care today. Our team of optometrists and licensed opticians can evaluate your vision, provide the right prescription and fit you for a new pair of glasses – all in one place. Our in-house optical shops feature state-of-the-art frames to fit every style and budget. 

Call us today at 352-373-4300 to schedule your exam.



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