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Nearsighted How Often Should You Need New Glasses
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. ...Read more
I have astigmatism and I am nearsighted. I wear glasses for astigmatism but I still have it when wearing them. Is that normal or do I need new glasses?
Could you get under eye twitching if you need new glasses? I have had an on and off twitching for a couple of months; had eye exam in June.
Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching often occurs with fatigue, and if vision is poor during reading, it may occur more often. It may occur independent of vision. It is a condition called blepharospasm- normally no treatment is needed. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more
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This is stated in re: Reverse to another question. Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision i guess but the room should not spin. Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...Read more
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
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
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
Plastic: Plastic is lighter and provides equivalent visual quality. ...Read more
Depends: The most common cause of blurry vision is a need for improved eyeglass correction. But there are many other things that can lower the vision. That is why an examination by your ophthalmologist is helpful and comforting and can detect problems which might be visually threatening in the long run. ...Read more
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
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