Your eye prescription changes as you age. Typically, if you have healthy eyes and no vision problems, it’s recommended to have your eyes checked at age 40. And if you have an eye condition, it’s important to go to your optometrist on a regular basis for eye exams and eye prescription updates.
Continue reading to get some tips on how often you should have your eye prescription updated.
How Often Should You Visit an Eye Doctor to Update Your Eye Prescription?
In general, people go to their eye doctors every year to have their eye prescription updated. Other people, however, might only need to update their prescriptions every two or three years. Your eye health or condition determines how often you need to have your eye prescription updated.
Signs You Need to Update Your Eye Prescription
- Worsening Headaches
The brain easily recognizes any change in your vision. It will compensate and adjust to ensure you can still view things properly. The headaches you feel are indications that your prescription eyeglasses or contacts need to be updated.
Your eyes can focus better through squinting. If you often find yourself squinting to see clearly, it’s time to have your eye prescription updated.
- Eye Fatigue
You can reduce eye fatigue by having adequate sleep and taking breaks from digital screens. If these do not help with your eye fatigue, visit your eye doctor as you may need to change your eye prescription.
Eyes on Norbeck has a wide selection of prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses to help your vision. We also use the latest technology for computer vision exam to ensure an accurate assessment of your eyes and vision. Call us at (301) 238-7199 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Rockville, MD, and nearby areas.