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5 signs it’s time to change your glasses

People often say that if you can still see, there’s no need to replace your glasses. And so we go on wearing pairs that aren’t quite right. But if you spot any of these signs, it might be time for a change.

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People often say that you need to change your glasses every two or three years so that they keep up with our eyesight as it changes. But it’s not just a question of time, there are several signs that it’s time for a change. If you often get a headache while wearing glasses or if you can barely read with them on, it might be time to head to the optician. But don’t fear, there’s no need to say goodbye to your favorite frames: only the lenses need replacing (unless of course you want to try a new shape, color or material).

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1. Scratched lenses

If you think that there’s no need to change your glasses because of some scratches on the lenses, we’re here to tell you that they shouldn’t be underestimated. You don’t realise it but scratches unconsciously bother your eyes as they constantly try to focus on them rather than the view behind. You should also know that scratches alter the lenses’ treatment and reduce how effectively they correct your vision.

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2. Headaches and tired eyes

The first time it happens, you think it’s just a simple headache that will pass. But then the headaches keep coming back, and most especially when you wear your glasses. And then something new: your eyes start feeling tired. If you have these two symptoms, it might be because your glasses aren’t quite right. Stop looking, you’ve found the solution: it’s time to head to the optician.

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 3. You see less well at night

Either you’ve drunk too much and absolutely can’t drive, or, less dramatically, your lenses are not right for you. If you feel like you’re seeing less well at night, it’s because you need to get new lenses. You’ll soon be seeing clearly.

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4. Problems reading

Do you have to take off your glasses when you’re reading? Your glasses should be helping you to read so if taking them off helps you to see better, then something is not right and it’s probably the lenses. It’s hard to say it enough: go to your optician.

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5. Blurred vision

In one of French recording artist Angèle’s singles, she sings “Everything is blurred. And I’m scared, but let’s wait and see”. But when it comes to your glasses, and therefore your vision, it simply can’t be left to destiny. Blurred vision when you wear glasses could be due to fatigue, or it could be because of a tarnished lens. When the surface of the lens becomes damaged enough, it can alter your vision. Essnetially, the glass is no longer see-through so it’s time to see things clearly and make a change.