Optical Store & Vision Center in Blacksburg, Virginia
No matter how much you love your current pair of glasses, there comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of specs and replace them with a new pair. But how can you determine when it's time to do the switch?
Read the following questions and see which ones resonate with you. If you identify with any — or all of them — consider getting new glasses.
Has Your Vision Deteriorated?
Many people continue to wear an old prescription believing that it's still serving its purpose. The problem is that when you wear glasses that no longer meet your needs, you're actually causing great discomfort by seeing everything in a blur.
If your vision has gotten worse, you may find yourself compensating by squinting or causing your eye muscles to work extra hard in order to better focus on objects. This often leads to headaches and eye strain. In fact, one of the signs that you need a new pair of glasses is when you experience frequent headaches and feel relieved after removing your glasses.
If you're seeing less clearly than you used to, or if you haven't been to the eye doctor in over a year, make sure to contact EYES on Main and make an appointment. The sooner Dr. Michael Gowen examines your eyes and prescribes new glasses or lenses as needed, the better you will see and feel.
Are Your Lenses Scratched?
Scratches on your glasses are a permanent sign of damage that cannot be fixed. While scratches may seem harmless, they can affect your vision, eventually causing eye strain and headaches. So if your lenses are scuffed, consider buying a new pair with scratch-resistant lenses for the clearest vision possible.
Has Your Lens Coating Worn Off?
If your lenses have scratch-resistant or anti-reflective coatings, these coatings sometimes become cloudy, making it feel like perpetually looking through a dirty window.
If your coating is wearing off, consider getting a new pair of glasses with a new set of lens coatings.
Are Your Glasses the Best Design for Your Needs?
Technological innovations are constantly providing people who wear glasses even more comfortable, high-quality options.
Thanks to advanced technology, your lenses can serve many purposes simultaneously. For example, progressive lenses offer those with multiple prescriptions the convenience of not having to constantly switch their glasses. If you spend a lot of time on the computer, you can further customize your lenses by adding a blue light coating to reduce digital eye strain and prevent your eyes from being exposed to potentially harmful blue light, typically emitted by digital screens.
Furthermore, if you live in a sunny region, you may also benefit from having transition lenses that automatically adjust to lighting conditions: they become lighter indoors but darken when exposed to sunlight.
So while you may not necessarily need a new pair of glasses to see better, you may want to get a new pair that incorporates the newest technology to significantly increase your clarity and comfort levels.
Getting glasses is surprisingly easy. Simply book a consultation at EYES on Main in Blacksburg, where Dr. Michael Gowen will provide you with a comprehensive vision exam and provide you with a prescription to purchase glasses. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect glasses for your unique face and lifestyle.