Signs You Might Need Prescription Lenses
Do you find yourself squinting or having to lean in close to see objects? Do you have a hard time seeing when driving at night?
These are definite signs that you might need prescription lenses.
Prescription lenses are a type of lens that helps people with vision problems. The lenses can be used for a variety of purposes, including reading glasses, sunglasses, and safety glasses.
They help correct vision issues by changing the way light enters the eye and going through the lens before it reaches the retina.
The first sign of needing glasses is blurred vision.
This is often accompanied by headaches or eye fatigue. A second sign of needing glasses is difficulty reading small print.
Here are a few definite signs that you need prescription lenses.
Blurred vision is a common visual disorder that doesn’t have a single cause. It can be caused by a number of different problems, such as cataracts, diabetes, and hypertension.
The most common sign of blurred vision is when you can’t see things clearly anymore.
You may feel like you are looking through a window smeared with Vaseline behind it or looking at an image on your phone without glasses.
Eyesight is something that is considered to be very important. With blurred vision, it can cause a person to not be able to see clearly.
You’ve probably experienced blurred vision at some point in your life. Blurred vision can be caused by eyestrain, diabetes, cataracts or other eye diseases.
However, it’s important to visit your optometrist when you notice any of these symptoms because it may be a sign that you need prescription glasses or prescription lenses.
Double Vision is a condition where the two images from the eyes do not line up and overlap each other.
The phenomenon is actually quite common and can usually be fixed by wearing prescription lenses.
The most common form of double vision is called Diplopia, which means that both eyes see something different and because of that there will always be a double image.
With only minimal effort, it is possible to fix this problem with prescription lenses or scleral contact lenses.
Another form of double vision is called Parallax, which occurs when things are seen from two different perspectives at the same time.
This is usually caused by one eye being either too close or too far away from the object being viewed.
This can be corrected with prescription lenses or rose gold glasses if they are available for your diagnosis.
Difficulty Reading Small Print
We often assume that people will get glasses when they are older. But, in reality, it is more common for people to need glasses in their 20s or 30s.
Most adults are not getting the right prescription because they don’t see an eye care professional regularly.
Eye exams can detect many problems before they become serious and lead to irreversible vision loss. Our eyes change with age.
We may have a hard time reading small print because our lenses have lost the ability to focus close up or they are getting cloudy.
If you can’t read something from 20 feet away, if objects in the distance seem blurry, if lights seem too bright, if colors look faded or distorted.
Trouble Seeing When Driving at Night
Driving at night can be hard on your eyes, especially if you are not wearing the right prescription glasses.
If you are having difficulty seeing when driving at night, there are certain signs that may signal that it is time to get new prescription glasses.
You might need new prescription glasses if the headlights of other cars appear blurry or their light is very bothersome.
If there appears to be a glare of light coming off the dashboard or windshield; this may also mean that your headlights are too bright and shining back into your eyes.
When you find yourself rubbing your eyes more often than usual because they feel dry and irritated all the time, you may need to have your eyes checked.
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Many people experience eye strain when driving at night. It’s not uncommon to feel like you can’t see properly because your eyes are straining.
Having an eye test with an optometrist is an important step to take if you notice signs of vision troubles.
There are many things that can cause this issue including diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and more.
Having trouble seeing when driving at night is a great sign that may indicate it’s time to get a new prescription for your glasses.
Do think you may need prescription lenses?
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.