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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some signs that you need new glasses?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Blurred vision: If there is any doubt, you may as well see your eye doctor to be sure.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the signs you need new glasses already?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Poor vision usually.: The most common symptom of needing new glasses is if you don't see as well when you wear them as you used to. Another symptom is new inability to read or do near visual tasks for long periods of time, or new headaches or the feeling of "eyestrain" when you wear the glasses. If your glasses have prism, then your double vision may seem like it is coming back, even when you wear them.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I know that i need new glasses?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blurred vision: If the distance vision has become blurred with your current glasses so that it is difficult to see road signs, drive at night, read tv print, etc. Then a new prescription may be needed. If for reading, new glasses may be needed if you feel eyestrain symptoms, if you have to hold material further away to read, or if the near vision is blurred or fluctuates in clarity.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some physical signs that new glasses may be needed?

3 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
New glasses: If your vision is blurry, you may need new glasses.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Where should I go if i need new glasses?

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Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Get an eye exam 1st: If you have not already, see an eye doctor for an exam. You may then take the glasses rx to most optical shops to be filled (your eye doctor may have one at her/his office). You can also check with your insurance to see which optical shops accept your insurance.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Nearsighted. How often should you need new glasses?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Progresses: Nearsightedness (myopia) mostly starts in late childhood and adolescence with progression at a gradually slower rate through the mid 20's. For a while you might see better with glasses every two years but less frequently as you age. You may find the one you get at age 25 is the last change until you hit middle age stuff at age 40.

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