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Nearsighted. How often should you need new glasses?

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

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


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What are some signs that you need new glasses?

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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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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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.

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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Where should I go if i need new glasses?

Where should I go if i need new glasses?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know that i need new glasses?

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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How can I tell if I need new glasses rx?

How can I tell if I need new glasses rx?

Vision?: If your vision is not as crisp as it was before with your corrective lenses then you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Having auras. Does that mean i need new glasses?

Having auras. Does that mean i need new glasses?

Not likely...: It is very unlikely that seeing an aura is related to needing new glasses. It is more likely related to migraine headaches. Talk to your ophthalmologist. He or she will be able to help you find out what it is. ...Read more