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How Often You Should Change Your Glasses

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 28, 2017
How Often You Should Change Your Glasses

Wearing glasses or lenses is essential for the treatment of eye conditions and to correct vision problems that endanger our health. However, for glasses to serve and perform their functions properly it is essential that these are in good condition and that they have the type of specifically required lens to improve your vision problems. Therefore, in the following OneHowTo article we answer the question how often you should change your glasses so you know exactly how often you should check the status of your lenses.

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  1. How often you should change your glasses
  2. How to choose glasses?
  3. Keep the glasses in good condition

How often you should change your glasses

We do not think about changing our glasses often until the lenses are scratched, cracked or we suffer other problems. However this is not recommended nor adequate to maintain our eyes in good condition and health. Experts say that we should remember that glasses are an optical aid to compensate for vision problems caused by eye conditions. Therefore changes in the condition will determine whether old lenses should be replaced by other new ones.

Thus, the general recommendation as to whether we should change our glasses is to go to the ophthalmologist at least once a year, for it is he or she who, after conducting appropriate tests, will instruct whether we need to modify the refractive power of our lenses. Also, if when wearing your current pair you notice symptoms such as blurred vision, eye discomfort, headaches, flashing or fatigue among others, it will be essential you visit the eye doctor as soon as possible, as this is a sign that your lenses are not optimal to improve your sight.

On the other hand, there are some signs our own eyes give us to tell us our glasses need changing.

  • Frequent headaches
  • Neck ache
  • Difficulty to focus, squinting frequently

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How to choose glasses?

When we purchase new glasses it is important to be advised by the criteria and recommendations of the optometrist, as the lens type will be determined by the sight defect and the degree of severity. It is always advisable to go to a reliable source that has extensive experience in the sector.

If, apart from the actual lenses, you want to change the frame but don't exactly know which to choose from, you can take a look at our article on how to choose the right glasses for your face shape, you'll find some useful tips and information that will help you choosing the frames that suit you best.

How Often You Should Change Your Glasses - How to choose glasses?

Keep the glasses in good condition

When we use glasses daily it is essential to take time for their care and cleaning if we want to keep them in perfect condition for a long time. So, to avoid damage, frequently clean the glass with a special cloth and always keep them in a protective case.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Ana Mae Digal
Hey there. I find this article pretty accurate since I experience the symptoms every time i need to change my glasses. And the part where how to choose glasses was pretty nice as well. Thanks again!
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