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7 Eye Signs that Indicate You Need To Change Your Spectacles

7 Eye Signs that Indicate You Need To Change Your Spectacles

Out With The Old And In With The New - 7 Eye Signs That Indicate You Need To Change Your Eyeglasses


Eyeglasses are an important optical instrument of vision correction for people with eye problems. From a young age, it is crucial to take good care of your eyes, as negligence can lead to a long term eye problem and can even go as far as causing blindness. For bespectacled people, upgrading glasses every once in a while falls under the category of eye care.


The concept of eye care goes as far back as the Greek and Roman times as eyeglasses were first introduced in 1290. By these trivial facts, we can easily understand how even in the olden day's people took considerable care of their eyes. Wearing the same prescription glasses for a long period of time can be harmful to the eyes. There are certain signs, some of which are unfortunately brushed off by many, that indicates that it is time to change your spectacles.

We, at Lenskart, want to help you in checking whether it’s time to change your glasses. Check out our list to see whether yours are outdated or not.


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7 Eye Signs That Indicate You Need To Change Your Spectacles


  • 1) Headaches: Frequently headaches could be a sign of eye strain caused by your outdated prescription glasses. The retina needs the lens and the cornea to focus. Wearing incorrect prescription glasses will interfere with this focusing mechanism, thereby causing eye strain. So, if you are experiencing headaches too often, it’s highly likely that it’s time to change your spectacles. At our Lenskart store in Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore, you can avail our services of a free eye checkup.



  • 2) Squinting: You just know that there is something wrong with your specs when you have to squint your eyes to get a clear vision. This is simply because your glasses power no longer works on your eyes and it’s time to change them.



  • 3) Poor or Double Vision: Outdated prescription glasses can cause poor vision which can further cause double vision. If you are experiencing this symptom, it is imperative that you check with your ophthalmologist because this can lead to a long term eye problem.



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  • 4) Eye Fatigue: Eye fatigue or eye strain can be due to several reasons. One of the main reasons for bespectacled people is outdated prescription glasses. The focusing mechanism of your peepers comprises of the retina, the lens, and the cornea. When the power of your glasses is incorrect, it hampers this focusing mechanism which causes fatigue or strain. Thus, it is vital that you seek a new prescription eyeglass.



  • 5) Night-Blindness: If you have vision problems at night or in the dark, it could be because of your outdated spectacles. The old power of your glasses is probably not strong enough for the sensory cells that are responsible for vision in dim light. In this case, you know you need to change your glasses, don’t you?



  • 6) Scratches on the glasses: Scratches on your spectacles, whether big or small, can disrupt your focus which can lead to eye strain. If your glasses are scratched, it is highly advisable that you seek a new pair.



  • 7) Check up every year: If you have worn the same specs frames with the same lens power for more than a year, it could be outdated. Eye exams can rectify this issue. It is imperative that you have an eye checkup every once or twice in a year. Negligence can cause further eye problem.



    Each of the above symptoms in our list will help you decide whether you need to change your glasses or not. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms but are not sure whether they are caused by your outdated prescription glasses, then you need to see an ophthalmologist immediately. If it’s not an eye-related issue, he’ll refer you to a different doctor depending on your symptoms.  

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