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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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Frequent Changes In Eye Glass Prescription (Definition)

Needing new glasses is a symptom suggesting a worsening of one's vision. During pregnancy, this worsening of vision may be reversible. ...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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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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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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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

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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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I need new glasses and have a couple problems but no insurance. Who can help?

I need new glasses and have a couple problems but no insurance. Who can help?

Optometry School: Is there a school of optometry in your area. Medical and other medical related schools often have free clinics for training students, interns, and residents. Google. ...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