The 3 Biggest Reasons To Update Your Eyeglass Prescription

Just like other parts of our body, our eyes can change over time

Good vision is something that many people take for granted. Except for those with vision problems. The problem for those people is that their vision changes over the years. Just like other parts of our body, our eyes can change over time. That’s why having the right eyeglass prescription is so important. If your vision is not what it once was, it could be that your eyeglass prescription is out of date. In this article, we will go over several reasons that you should make sure to update your eyeglass prescription.

1 – Take advantage of new technology

Technological advances have made eyeglasses even better than before. Updating your eyeglasses can allow you to take advantage of the benefits of some of this technology.

For example, newer lens materials are now lighter and more durable than ever before. This means your glasses can feel more comfortable on your face and last longer. There are also modern coatings that can protect your eyes from harmful sun rays and reduce glare.

Another important technological advancement includes progressive glasses. Unlike traditional bifocals or trifocals, which have visible lines separating different vision zones, progressive glasses offer a smooth transition. This allows wearers to see clearly at various distances without the need to change glasses.

For those who work in an office in front of a computer all day, there is some good news. The latest glasses are specifically designed to reduce the strain from blue light emitted by digital devices. This not only helps in reducing eye fatigue but also aids in better sleep, as excessive blue light exposure can disrupt our natural sleep patterns.

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2 – Changes in vision

Over time, vision can change in many people. People who once had 20/20 vision may see that number change. The body goes through many changes and as our physiology changes, vision gets worse. You might notice that reading small print becomes a tad more challenging or that distinguishing certain colors isn’t as clear-cut as it used to be.

You may have a hard time getting work done due to the strain on your eyes. Instead of doing things like making sure to have a brighter light when reading, or that you take frequent breaks from computer screens, you should make sure you’re using the right prescription. Having regular appointments will keep your vision at its peak since you will always have the right prescription.

3 – Prevent eye strain

Using eyeglasses with an outdated prescription can cause symptoms such as headaches, a feeling of tightness or strain around the eyes, and general fatigue. These symptoms all hint that your current eyewear isn’t supporting your vision as it should.

When you use glasses that aren’t updated, your eyes have to work harder to focus. Not updating your eyeglasses can wear out your eyes faster and make daily tasks harder than they need to be.

Regular screenings will identify any changes in your vision and recommend the right prescription which also considers your lifestyle. 

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Brenda Coles
I'm an elementary school teacher who became a stay-at-home mother when my first child was born. I love to write about lifestyle, education, and news-related topics.