When was the last time you had a new prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses? Well, if it’s been more than a year, it’s time for you to call for an appointment. Our Summerlin eye exams aren’t just for those who aren’t currently wearing corrective lenses. We want you to be aware of the signs that indicate you need a new prescription. Your eyes and vision needs most certainly change over time and if the eyeglasses or contacts you’re wearing now are not giving you the best possible vision, they have lost a great deal of their value to you.
The most obvious sign is not getting the same clarity you were getting when you first got your prescription. If you’re nearsighted, have you been squinting or struggling to see things further away? Is driving at night becoming difficult? The same principle applies to being farsighted. You might notice that your vision is blurred when you are in front of a computer or reading. Other signs include headaches that may be attributable to straining to see.
A complete eye exam every year will allow our eye doctor to determine if your prescription needs updating or if it’s representative of the best vision correction you can get right now. If your eyeglasses or contacts do need to be replaced with a newer prescription, we can put those new lenses in your existing eyeglass frames. If you wear contacts, you’ll just choose whether you want your new prescription in soft or rigid lenses, daily wear, extended wear, disposable, or color changing. Our Summerlin eye exams are not just for checking your vision though. You will also get a screening for common eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts. Most eye diseases don’t have any symptoms associated with them during their early stages and that’s why a yearly screening is so essential to your eye health.
Remember, wearing outdated contacts or glasses is usually not much better than not wearing any at all. There’s no need to experience visual difficulties. An updated prescription is not a complicated process. Call us today and schedule one of our Summerlin eye exams.