Part of caring for your eyes is updating your glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions. In addition to routine eye exams, proper eyecare includes ensuring that your vision aids are working properly. If you own eyeglasses or wear contacts, you’ll know how difficult it is to see without them. When you take off your glasses or remove your contact lenses at the end of the day, your vision suddenly becomes blurry, and you may even get a headache. You wouldn’t leave the house in the morning without making sure that you’re able to see as clearly as possible. But at what point does your prescription stop working and you have to update it? It might be hard to tell when it’s time to schedule an eyecare appointment, but there are signs to look for when trying to decipher if and when you need to get a new prescription.

Today we’re going to help you out by sharing a few tips to watch for. If you experience any or all of these, it’s time to go see your eye doctor. And if you’re in the Scottsdale area, Dr. Uelner and her team at Visions Optique is the place to go. Continue reading to learn and more and contact us today to make your appointment.

Signs That You Need A New Prescription

Your Eyes Feel More Strained Than Usual

From staring at a computer screen all day to texting on your phone, it’s hard to avoid blue light completely. This harsh light from your devices is hard to avoid and can cause eye strain. However, if you are experiencing consistent eye strain, whether you’re looking at a screen or not, it might be a sign to update your glasses or contact lens prescription. Not only that, but if your eyes are feeling more tired than usual, consider making an appointment with your optician. Again, your eyes can feel tired or strained for a plethora of reasons, but if the feeling continues for a few days, it’s a sign to take action.

You’re Getting Headaches More Than Usual

The occasional headache here and there is fairly normal, but if your headaches persist and you wear prescription lenses, your glasses or contacts might be the culprit. Just like you can get headaches from not wearing your prescription lenses, an outdated prescription can also irritate your eyes and brain, resulting in a headache that you can’t seem to beat. If you haven’t updated your prescription for a while and are experiencing headaches more frequently, it may be time to talk to your optician.

You’ve Been Wearing The Same Glasses For Years

Over the course of a few years, your eyesight can change. That’s why it’s recommended to get a new prescription annually, or at least every other year. If you have been wearing the same glasses for years on end, take the time to invest in eyecare and schedule an optical exam. Your eyes, brain, and overall health will thank you.

If you live in the Scottsdale area and are needing to update a prescription or get your eyes examined, schedule an appointment with Dr. Uelner and her team at Visions Optique today.