Do You Need New Eyeglasses? 5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

Are your frames outdated and damaged? Are you constantly squinting or struggling to see, even when you are wearing your eyeglasses? Here are five signs that you need a new pair of eyeglasses and how our Calgary optometrists can help you find the perfect pair to suit your style and needs. 

Visiting your Calgary optometrist regularly is just as important as booking an appointment with your doctor or dentist. This is especially true if you are wearing corrective eyewear such as contact lenses or eyeglasses. Some of the great benefits of scheduling yearly eye exams with your eye doctor include: 

  • You’ll always enjoy healthy and clear vision 
  • Lowered risk of developing digital eye strain
  • Early detection and treatment of serious eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma 
  • Early detection of underlying health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and autoimmune disease 

Give Yourself the Gift of Clear and Healthy Vision

By making sure you visit the optometrist regularly, you will be able to achieve and maintain healthy eyesight and greatly improve your quality of life. If you haven’t had a checkup in the last two years, the best time to see your eye doctor is now.

Comprehensive Ocular Health Care at Our Calgary Optical Stores

At our Calgary optical stores, our team of professional and friendly optometrists offers a range of eye health care services including glaucoma testing, cataract management, contact lens fittings, and emergency eye care to help protect your whole family’s vision for many years to come. 

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Do You Need a New Pair of Eyeglasses? 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

Finding a new pair of eyeglasses can be exciting, but with such a wide range of options available, it can also be overwhelming. The good news? Our knowledgeable optometrists are on hand to help you make the best decision when it comes to your look and your eye health. 

But how do you know when it’s time for that new pair of frames? Here are five questions you need to ask yourself before making a trip to the optical store:

  1. When was your last eye exam? It is recommended that you get your eyes checked at least once every one to two years. This is the best way to figure out if your prescription needs an upgrade. If it has changed, it can also be the perfect time to get a new set of eyeglasses. 

  2. Is it becoming harder to keep your eyeglasses clean? The lenses in your eyeglasses may have a special coating (e.g. UV protection or scratch resistance). However, after some time, this coating can begin to break down, leading to a filmy appearance on your lenses. If you find that this is disturbing your vision, it is a strong indication that you need new spectacles. 

  3. Are you constantly squinting to see better? If you find that you are always squinting in order to focus better, this could mean that your prescription needs to be updated. If your eyeglasses aren’t functioning properly, then it’s time to get yourself a new pair that will work optimally to protect your eyes and vision. 

  4. Are you wearing eyeglasses that are old-fashioned? Eyewear trends are changing every year and getting a new pair can help you quickly and cost-effectively update your entire look! Do you love your existing frames? Talk to your optometrist about simply replacing the lenses and not the frame. (Top Eyewear Trends You Should Know About)

  5. Are your eyeglasses or lenses damaged? Over time, your eyeglasses will experience some wear and tear. However, the problems that can arise from wearing worn-out eyeglasses aren’t just cosmetic. For example, if the temples of your frames stretch out, you could be left with ill-fitting glasses that don’t correct your vision like they should. In addition, multiple scratches on your lenses can interfere with your vision and cause eye strain. 

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At our Calgary optical store, our optometrists can help update your style and help you find a new pair of eyeglasses that will perfectly suit your lifestyle, budget, and style preferences. To find out more, contact us at our Crowfoot, West Springs, or Creekside branches.


Q. How can I choose the right pair of eyeglasses? When you are looking for a new pair of spectacles, look for a frame that matches the shape of your face. In addition to this, try on various colours and shapes to see what best suits the colour of your hair, skin, and eyes. Make sure to always go for something that suits your personal tastes and preferences. 

Q. Can my prescription eyeglasses double as sunglasses? Your optometrist could recommend putting photochromic lenses in your eyeglasses. These lenses darken when you are outside in the sun, enabling you to use them as sunglasses as well.

Q. What are some of the obvious signs that I need eyeglasses? Some of the most obvious signs that you need corrective eyewear or a prescription upgrade include trouble focusing, blurry/double vision, frequent headaches, and constant squinting. A routine eye exam with your eye doctor is the best way to confirm if there are any changes to your vision and such a professional can help you take the right steps to correct your eyesight. 

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Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 3 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

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