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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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Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

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

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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

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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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Do I need new glasses if I have blurry vision?

Do I need new glasses if I have blurry vision?

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

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Could my headaches be related to needing new glasses prescription?

Could my headaches be related to needing new glasses prescription?

Elbow problem: The ulnar nerve supplies the little and ring finger with their sensory supply it passes just behind the elbow joints try not to flex your elbow, do not rest the elbow on arm rests. ...Read more

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My eyes are becoming very tired. Does this mean that i need new glasses?

My eyes are becoming very tired. Does this mean that i need new glasses?

May not be glasses: At your age you may have dry eye, prolonged visual tasks can decrease your blink rate up to 70% resulting in that "tired" feeling. ...Read more

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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

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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