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Do I just need new glasses every year?

Do I just need new glasses every year?

Not often: Glasses are needed when the vision changes noticeably or you lose or break the old ones. Eyeglass makers and optometrists are obsessed with having folks come in annually and almost always find a "change" this is marketing. Be careful when a recommendation for new glasses is made especially in the face of an annual examination. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Baskin
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Needing New Glasses (Definition)

Needing new glasses is a symptom suggesting a worsening of one's vision. During pregnancy, this worsening of ...Read more


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I am disabled and need new glasses, but state aid will only pay for them every 5 years. Is there anything else I can do?

I am disabled and need new glasses, but state aid will only pay for them every 5 years. Is there anything else I can do?

Charity organization: This is the wealthiest country in the world, and one of the most generous, and those in need can usually get assistance. You only have to look for the organizations that provide it. Here's a website that looks good, or do a google search on "charity glasses" or "i can't afford glasses" if you don't find help here: http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/eye-exam/free-exam.Htm. ...Read more

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I went to eye doctor and to him my sight dims and he said i just need new glasses.Is this true? My vision always dims

I went to eye doctor and to him my sight dims and he said i just need new glasses.Is this true? My vision always dims

Maybe: Glasses will correct the rays of lihjt entering the eye allowing them to focus on the ack of the eye. Poorly focused light in the eye may appear as dimness. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have double vision or just need new glasses?

How do I know if I have double vision or just need new glasses?

See an eye doctor: Double vision refers to have two distinct images when viewing an object, such as looking at one pencil and seeing two. New glasses are needed when there is a refractive error, which most commonly causes vision to be out of focus or blurry, but not double. Get your eyes examined. ...Read more

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Do I need new glasses if prescription has changed just slightly?

No: It is dependent on your visual needs. Good luck and speak to your doctor if you have questions. Have a great day. ...Read more

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What are the signs you need new glasses already?

What are the signs you need new glasses already?

2-H club: You may belong to the 2-h club. Hard to see? Things starting to get blurry or you're squinting more to see things. Headache: sometimes you don't notice any changes in your vision but you start getting headaches. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you need new glasses?

Blurred vision: If there is any doubt, you may as well see your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I need new glasses but have no insurance. How long can I put it off?

I need new glasses but have no insurance. How long can I put it off?

Need useful vision: You can put of improving the vision with your glasses (putting off updating) as long as the vision your current pain gives you allows you to successfully perform your personal and work related tasks. If these are suffering, than you need to 'bit the bullet' and pay for an update, as well as to determine if the worsening of vision is just eyeglass needs or some other problem. ...Read more

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How do I know that i need new glasses?

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. ...Read more

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I need new glasses.Whats best, reading, bi-focal or varifocal?

I need new glasses.Whats best, reading, bi-focal or varifocal?

Depends: That is not an easy question to answer. Your age, eye measurements, an visual needs are important in making a decision. See an eye doctor for advice. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more