How do I know if I need new glasses?

how to tell if you need new glasses

Are you having trouble seeing clearly with your current glasses? Are you experiencing eye strain or headaches? Are the lenses on your glasses scratched? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to get a new glasses prescription or maybe even an entirely new set of glasses. Austin Eye Professionals is your one stop shop for all things glasses. If you are ready to update your glasses prescription, or simply replace your current lenses, our eye care specialists are here to help. Contact us today if you have any questions about getting new glasses or a new glasses prescription. We will be more than happy to help. 

Continue reading below to learn more about when you should get new glasses and signs that you should get new glasses. 


How to tell if you need a new glasses prescription 


Making sure that you have an up to date glasses prescription is an important part of maintaining your ocular health. It is completely normal for your glasses prescription to change as you get older. As we age the eye often changes shape which also changes the amount of correction we need to see clearly. A common question that patients ask our eye doctors is “how do I know when I need a new glasses prescription?” 

There are a few different signs that you can keep an eye out for that may indicate that you need a new glasses prescription. Here are some warning signs that it may be time for new glasses or a new glasses prescription. 

  • Squinting 
  • Eye fatigue or strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision with glasses
  • Halos around lights 
  • Difficulty seeing at distance
  • Difficulty seeing up close 

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, it may be time to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. They will perform a comprehensive eye exam to see if your glasses prescription has changed and help you pick out a new pair of glasses that will provide comfortable clear vision. 

how to tell if you need new glasses

How to tell if you need new lenses for your glasses


Over time the surface of the lenses in your glasses can become damaged so severely that it affects your vision. If your glasses are permanently smudged, covered in scratches, chipped, or scratched, your vision will not be as clear as it could be. If you can see physical damage on the lenses of your glasses, it may be time to replace your lenses. Seriously damaged lenses can lead to headaches and eye strain in addition to blurry vision. Schedule a visit with an eye doctor to replace your damaged lenses. The eye doctor may also recommend an eye exam to ensure that your prescription has not changed.


Get a new pair of glasses at Austin Eye Professionals


If you suspect that you are in need of a new pair of glasses or a new glasses prescription, Austin Eye Professionals can help you. Our eye doctors will ensure that you enjoy the comfortable and clear vision that you deserve. With three locations in Austin, we have a location that is convenient for you. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to schedule your appointment. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to help you.