How To Tell If It’s Time For A New Prescription For Glasses Or Contacts

Because our vision and eye health gradually worsens over time, it’s not always easy to determine when it’s time that you need a new glasses or contacts prescription. While an eye examination with an eye doctor is the only way to know for certain that you need to update your current or outdated prescription, there are a few clues that will let you know it’s probably time to consider doing.


Headaches can have many causes, but they are one of the first and most common symptoms associated with vision changes. An out of date prescription can lead to headaches. If you’re experiencing recurring headaches, this could be caused by your brain’s reaction to a change in your vision. And it’s very possible you might need new glasses or contacts prescription.

Blurry Vision

Does everything seem blurry or out-of-focus lately? If so, an updated prescription might be in your future. If you are experiencing blurry vision, it’s important to make sure to schedule an eye exam right away as blurred vision, or double vision could be a sign of a more serious eye condition.


When it’s hard to see, squinting is our way of naturally trying to correct our vision. Most of us do it without even realizing it. While you may see no harm in squinting all the time, it is actually very damaging to your vision long term. Light sensitivity can also signal that you may need vision correction.

Tired Eyes

Tired eyes, eye fatigue or eye strain are other common signs of changes in your vision. If you experience eye strain or eye fatigue on a daily basis, a revised prescription will probably provide your eyes with some much-needed relief.


Your old prescription could be making you dizzy…literally. If you’ve been feeling off-balance lately, especially while sitting down, you’ll want to get your prescription checked as soon as possible.

If you’ve had your current prescription for a long time, a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to have their eyes re-examined by an eye doctor on a regular basis. While everyone is different, you may need a new prescription every year. If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, it’s probably safe to say you’re due for another one.

Maybe you’ve been putting off getting a new prescription because you love the way you look in your current frames. Or maybe you just don’t want to go through the hassle of getting used to (or paying for) a new pair of glasses or contacts.

Nevertheless, having the right prescription is essential to your eye care and well-being. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s very important that you get an eye exam as soon as possible.

Our team at Ewing optical would love the opportunity to help you find the perfect pair of prescription glasses or prescription contacts. And we’ll do everything we can to make the transition as easy as possible because we want to help you see, look and feel your best.

Contact Ewing Optical for a consultation and to schedule an appointment at (561) 798-0244.

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