A prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is good for only as long as it’s giving you maximum visual improvement. Exactly how long that is will depend, because everyone’s eyes and vision change at different rates. What we know for sure is that over time, your visual needs will evolve and your prescription will need to keep up. At Today’s Vision, we want you to be aware of the symptoms that indicate you need a new prescription and encourage you to call us for an examination at our Humble eyeglass store when you are experiencing one or more of them.
Some of the symptoms of needing a new prescription will mirror the symptoms that made you seek out your eyeglasses or contacts in the first place. This is to say that as your prescription becomes less effective, the same issues will begin to resurface. So, if you are nearsighted then you might discover that you are suffering with headaches due to eyestrain or blurred vision when trying to focus on objects in the distance. Or perhaps you are having difficulties with driving at night. If you are farsighted, then you could be finding it hard to read or work at your computer. These symptoms are occurring because your contacts or eyeglasses have become insufficient for your current level of vision correction. But it can also be as simple as realizing that you are not seeing with the same clarity that you were getting when your prescription for corrective lenses was first filled. If you notice any of the above signs, call us and schedule an eye exam at our Humble eyeglass store.
In order to determine what your new prescription will be, our eye doctor, Jay S. Pravda, O.D., will test your visual acuity the same as in any complete eye exam. As a matter of fact, the very best way to stay on top of your lens prescription is to be sure and have an eye exam at our Humble eyeglass store every year. In addition to ensuring that your contacts or eyeglasses are current, a yearly eye exam also lets you be screened for common eye diseases, most of which do not have symptoms in their early stages.