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Changes in your vision? Is it time for new glasses?

Millions of people rely on glasses or contacts to improve their vision. What happens when they stop working as well as they did or what happens if your new ones do not seem to work right? When should you go see your Key-Whitman Eye Center optometrist for help?

If it has been more than a year or so since you had your eyes checked, you should call your eye doctor for a checkup. If you don’t think you’re seeing as well as you should, or if you’ve noticed changes in your vision, it may be that you need an adjustment to your prescription, or there may be a more serious reason why. If you're having trouble seeing things up close, if your eyes are getting tired more quickly than usual, or if you've started to experience headaches, it might be time to check your prescription. These are all signs that your prescription is no longer correct and may not be helping your vision.


Other reasons why you may notice changes in your vision:

• Cataracts

• Diabetic Eye Changes

• Dry eye

• Glaucoma

• Other retinal conditions


If you’ve recently received a new prescription and it doesn’t seem to be working, it may be due to the fact the new prescription wasn’t made to the exact specifications by the prescribing doctor. The quality of lenses purchased can make all the difference in the wearer’s experience. Sometimes new progressive lenses may take some time to adjust to. Essilor computer lenses are recommended for tired eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and back pain. They are meant to be used as a secondary pair of glasses to the user's primary pair. They are indented to be used inside to combat screen fatigue.

Why Might A Prescription Change Overtime?

There are several reasons why prescriptions might change over time. As we age, our eyesight naturally changes and might require a different prescription to see clearly. Additionally, our lifestyles can also affect our vision. If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen or reading, your eyes might start to fatigue more quickly. Or, if you're outside often and exposed to UV light, your prescription might need to adjust to account for the extra exposure.

How We Can Help

Did you know our patients can save up to $300 without a required auto-ship of prescription contact lenses and eye drops? Our optical experts can help you find your ideal glasses, refill your contact orders, or help you change your vision forever with Lasik eye surgery. Our opticians are certified and can provide you with expert service.

For all of your eye care needs and questions contact Key-Whitman Eye Center at (214) 225-2577! Come into a Key-Whitman Eye Center find your ideal glasses!