Do you remember the first time you put your glasses on or put your contact lenses in? The world around you snapped into focus and you could finally see what you were missing with your less-than-perfect vision. More than 150 million people in the United States use corrective lenses and what they, and you, all share in common is that these lenses need regular updating.
In this month’s blog post, Dr. Curtis Frank and the team here at Vision and Ortho-K are going to outline five signs that it's time to come see us for new lenses.
If you want the world around you to remain in focus, here’s what you should watch out for:
1. Blurry vision
This is a sign that’s a bit hard to ignore. The odds are good that you first came to see us to correct blurry vision. Your refractory issue can change over time, and if your vision is beginning to become a little fuzzier, it’s likely a sign that you need stronger lenses.
You’re wearing your glasses or contact lenses, yet you’re finding yourself squinting more and more to get things into focus. This can happen without you being aware of it, so pay close attention to situations you know used to cause problems — reading signs from afar when you’re driving, etc. If you catch yourself squinting while you’re wearing corrective lenses, it’s time for a visit.
3. Eye fatigue
At the end of the day, or even in the middle, your eyes are feeling more tired and you’re trying to rub them awake. Eye fatigue is a good sign that your current lenses aren’t doing the job well and your eyes are straining to see clearly.
Taking the eye fatigue one step further, you might even develop headaches as a result of straining your eyes. As well, if you’re wearing glasses that aren’t sitting well on your face, pinching above your ears, for example, this could also lead to head pain.
5. Damaged lenses
This may seem obvious, but we often see people come through our doors with lenses that make us wonder how they can see anything. As you adjust to each scratch on your lens, you may not realize that the cumulative effect of your scratched-up lenses is impairing your vision. So, take a good hard look at your lenses, and if you notice scratches, it’s time to upgrade.
Outside of updating your corrective lenses, coming to see us regularly for an eye exam is also a great way to stay one step ahead of eye disease.
If you want the world around to remain in focus and you’re overdue for an upgrade in corrective lenses, we recommend that you schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Boston or Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts.