You’ve just had an eye exam, and there’s been a change in your glasses prescription. It’s been rough during the pandemic, so you treat yourself to a stylish pair of Tom Ford frames. (Great choice, by the way- Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Kanye West and Angelina Jolie all wear them too!)

As you leave the store, you say to the staff, “See you later!”

Now for the big question: when exactly is ‘later?’ 

Getting new prescription eyewear when you need it is essential to maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision. How often can you expect your prescription to change? In this blog, we’ll answer this question and review the signs that you may need new glasses or contacts.

You Should Have an Eye Exam Every One to Three Years, Depending on Your Age.

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, adults aged 20 to 39 should have an eye exam every two to three years. If you’re between 40 and 64, you should see your eye doctor every two years. Once you reach 65, yearly exams are in order. 

Your prescription could change a lot in between checkups. If you’re experiencing any of the following, make an appointment, even if it hasn’t been too long since your last visit.

  • You experience blurry vision. This is a key indicator that your eyewear is no longer doing its job for whatever reason. 
  • You’re squinting a lot. When you squint, your eyes benefit from a smaller, concentrated amount of light that helps you see better. However, you shouldn’t be doing it while wearing prescription glasses or contacts.
  • You’re getting headaches. When you’re straining to see properly, it puts tension on your eye muscles, which can lead to headaches. If you find that you’re getting more headaches than usual, schedule an appointment for an eye exam.

These are all signs that you should definitely get new prescription eyewear. However, you don’t need to be experiencing vision problems to treat yourself to new designer frames! Here are some additional reasons for visiting UOptical to see what we have in stock.

Eyewear Technology Changes Fast

Have you been wearing the same glasses for a few years now? You may be missing out on recent developments in eyewear manufacturing and design, all of which can help you get more out of your prescription.

  • Blue Light Blockers: Every day, we are exposed to blue light from our computers, smartphones, and television screens. Too much can lead to fatigue, eye strain, and sleeplessness. Blue Light Blockers can neutralize the light and help prevent eye strain, supporting healthier vision.
  • UV Coating: Think of this coating as sunscreen for your eyes! UV coating on the lenses helps protect your eyes from potentially harmful ultraviolet rays when you’re out enjoying the sunshine.
  • New Designs: Glasses are more than functional- they’re also fashion accessories. New trends or changing seasons can be great reasons to get new frames. You can even get yourself more than one pair to match outfits for special occasions.

Visit UOptical Today!

Whether you need new glasses for healthy vision or are simply ready for a change, UOptical is fully stocked with the latest eyewear styles and technologies. To book an eye exam or see our range of designer frames, call (416) 292-0075.