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3 Signs It's Time For a New Prescription

Are you suffering from frequent headaches or struggling to see things clearly, even with your eyeglasses? Here are 3 signs that it’s time to visit your Crowfoot optometrist for an updated prescription.


If you do require vision correction, eyeglasses are one of the most cost-effective, comfortable, and trendiest options available. Visiting your optometrist to get the right prescription and a perfectly suited frame can have great benefits, and will give you:

  • Clearer and better vision
  • Higher quality of life
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Better safety when driving at night
  • Better performance at school or work

Our Crowfoot Optometrists Help Keep Your Vision Healthy and Clear

At Blink Eyewear, our qualified Crowfoot optometrists offer a wide range of services from eye exams to dry eye care and glaucoma testing to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and your vision is clear and comfortable.

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3 Signs You Need a Prescription Upgrade

Wearing the wrong eyeglass prescription can not only make your vision less clear, but it can also accelerate the deterioration of your eyesight. That’s why it’s so important to book regular eye exams with your optometrist, to ensure that you’re always wearing the right prescription.

Apart from scheduling regular visits to your eye doctor, here are some signs that you may require an updated prescription:

1. Your Vision is Blurred

One of the biggest signs you need an upgraded prescription is blurred vision. When your eyesight becomes fuzzy or unclear, even after you’ve cleaned your eyeglasses, then it’s time to book an eye exam with your Crowfoot optometrist.

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2. You Have Uncomfortable Physical Signs

If you have been wearing the same prescription for a long time, then you may notice some physical signs/changes that should raise a red flag. Some of the signs which indicate you may require an updated prescription include:

  • Squinting. This is when you’re having a difficult time focusing and your vision lacks clarity.
  • Eye strain. If your eyes feel tired and much better without your eyeglasses on, then this is a sure-fire sign that your prescription has changed.
  • Constant headaches. This is one of the earliest signs that your prescription has changed and you should visit your optometrist for an eye exam.

 

3. Your Eyes are Sensitive to Light

Are bright lights, either from artificial lighting or the sun, making you squint, cover your eyes, or even close them in pain? Then it may be time for a prescription upgrade! It’s important to talk to your optometrist about sudden sensitivity to light because it could be a sign of:

  • An eye infection
  • Your eyes working overtime
  • Other vision conditions that may require immediate intervention

Whether or not you require a prescription upgrade, it’s always important to book an appointment with your optometrist if you are experiencing sensitivity to light.

 

Damaged or Broken Eyeglasses: Why You Should See Your Optometrist

Whether or not your prescription needs changing, you should always visit your optometrist if your eyeglasses are damaged in any way. This is because your eyeglasses must sit on your face comfortably and you should be able to see through the lenses without distractions.

Damage to the Frames

  • Missing temples
  • Missing/broken nose pads
  • Loose frame that falls down your nose

Damage to the Lens

  • Scratches that impair your vision
  • Smudges or stains that you cannot remove when cleaning
  • There's too much glare through the lenses

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To find out more about our wide range of trendy and affordable eyeglasses, or about the costs and benefits of wearing contact lenses, visit our Crowfoot optometrists at 67 Crowfoot Terrace NW., Calgary, Alberta.

Alternatively, you can contact our team by filling out our online contact form.


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