One of the most common questions we get asked at Scrivens is: “How often should I get new glasses?” Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question.
Some people may have to change their prescription frequently, whereas others may not need to for many years. Your optometrist is the best person to make a judgement as to whether your glasses need changing.
You may feel like you can see perfectly with your current glasses, but your old lenses may be working against you. Even if you aren’t noticing any problems, it’s important to have your eyes tested and glasses checked regularly.
If you wear glasses, you need to have an eye test at least every two years to allow your optometrist to assess your vision. They will take certain factors into account and provide you with the best options.
Factors such as damage to the lens, age, eye health and improvements in technology all make a difference when it comes to updating your glasses. If you are using an outdated prescription, your glasses may be causing eye strain, which can lead to headaches and migraines.
In addition, technology is constantly evolving and in the two years between recommended eye tests, there may have been improvements to lenses that will benefit you and provide you with a greater level of vision.
Optometrists recommend that adults over 16 years of age have their eyes tested every two years and those over 70 once a year. Children should also have their eyes tested annually.
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