There are three main criteria eye doctors often use to determine whether you need new eyeglasses or not. These three are comfort, function and fashion. For comfort and functionality reasons, upgrading your prescription is usually not optional. Fashion, however, is a good way of giving yourself a fresh new look without too much effort.
It can be hard to determine for users to know when they need new eyeglasses, particularly if they don’t come in for regular eye exams with their optometrists. Here are a few pointers on when to update your eyeglass prescription.
In orthokeratology, or ortho-k, gas-permeable overnight contact lenses are used to temporarily and painlessly reshape the corneas for vision correction. This suggests that the quality of your vision can change over time. So, if it has been a while since you last consulted with your eye doctor for a prescription update, make an appointment right away.
An up-to-date prescription can also make a world of difference when it comes to your comfort level. If you notice your eyes straining a little bit too hard or your vision getting just a bit blurry from your eyeglasses, then your prescription may no longer be accurate. Poor-quality eyeglasses can also cause some pain like headaches and dizziness. Avoid these problems by updating your glasses at least once every few years.
The advent of orthokeratology and other modern vision correction techniques mean that the world of optometry is constantly changing. So, if you wish to reinvent yourself with a new frame design, you’re free to do so. This is completely optional, however, as the change will likely be for aesthetics. Some patients find it rewarding to get new frames at the same time they update their prescriptions.
At Insight Vision Center Optometry, we can help you with all your vision and vision correction problems. Give us a call at (714) 486-3315, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve patients in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach as well as other nearby communities.