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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

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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

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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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I really need new glasses but cannot afford them. How do I get some? Can I put new lenses in old plastic ones?

I really need new glasses but cannot afford them. How do I get some? Can I put new lenses in old plastic ones?

Replace lenses: Most optical shops can replace the current lenses with new ones, using the old lenses as templates to grind the edges to fit in the old frames. This can cut the cost if the old frames are in decent shape. You can also search thrift shops for a frame you might like and do the same thing. You will, however, need to pay for an examination to determine the power of the new lenses. ...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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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 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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Does taking extra d improve your eyesight? I was taking it cause my bones were brittle and now when i needed new glasses my eyesight is better, why?

Does taking extra d improve your eyesight? I was taking it cause my bones were brittle and now when i needed new glasses my eyesight is better, why?

No: Vitamin d does not improve your vision, even if you had vitamin d deficiency. There are some recent claims that vitamin d deficiency might play a role in age related macular degeneration in mice. Even in that case, restoring vitamin d would not fix the damage. People your age often experience visual fluctuations from presbyopic eye strain and developing cataracts. Early cataract can sometimes offs. ...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