It’s not always easy for people to tell when they need glasses. Many changes in vision occur gradually and, therefore, go unnoticed. However, if you find that your vision is more-than-occasionally blurred, or are having to squint constantly to read street signs and have frequent headaches, chances are you need a pair of prescription glasses. 

As you may know, vision loss is a natural side effect of aging. Luckily, over 80% of vision-loss-conditions can be fixed with glasses. 

Some of the most common conditions are myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia. 

Myopia

Someone is myopic, or nearsighted, when they can accurately see objects up-close but are unable to see objects when they are far away such as TV screens and street signs. 

Hyperopia

Someone is hyperopic, or farsighted, when they can see objects from far away, but have trouble seeing up-close objects such as text.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the loss of near focusing ability that occurs naturally with age. Very common in people above 40, presbyopia causes trouble seeing small print clearly and reading glasses are the most common solution to this.

Options/Recommendations

So, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms outlined in this video, we recommend you make an appointment with your eye doctor to have your vision tested. It may be time for some fresh specs. 

If you already wear glasses and have been given a new prescription but love your frames, we’ve got you covered! We offer replacement prescription lenses for any frame. Learn more at revantoptics.com/prescription.