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I wear glasses and am getting an eye exam today. Exactly what percentage of vision loss requires a new prescription?

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology

In brief: It really depends on

Depends on your visual needs.
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In brief: It really depends on

Depends on your visual needs.
It would be good to know that you are legal to drive in your state.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Seeing better

There isn't a percentage cutoff.
Usually if vision is 20/40 and can be improved with a new prescription by one or more lines, it's significant. However, improvement in vision is subjective, and new glasses are good to get if you feel like they make a difference.

In brief: Seeing better

There isn't a percentage cutoff.
Usually if vision is 20/40 and can be improved with a new prescription by one or more lines, it's significant. However, improvement in vision is subjective, and new glasses are good to get if you feel like they make a difference.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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