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  • Valeria Delgado

How Often Does an Eye Prescription Change?

Evidently, age is a big factor of vision change. However, changes in eye prescription varies for everyone. For some it changes every year and for others two to three years.

If you’ve had a sudden change in eye prescription, you’re probably asking yourself, “Is it normal?” We suggest that everyone that wears glasses have an annual optical exam so that you can tell the difference between normal and abnormal changes in eye prescription. On the other hand, if you have issues such as cataracts, astigmatism, myopia, etc, and depending on the severity, your doctor may ask to see you more often.

If plenty of time has passed since your last eye check, a sudden change in eye prescription may seem strange to you. Having said that, there are abnormal changes to your eye vision that can be negative such as eye diseases. Eye diseases can be difficult to detect without a thorough optical exam. To avoid eye diseases, have regular check-ups. Although you may think that everything is just fine with your sight, there could be changes to it that you haven’t noticed. Some signs that it’s time to change your eye prescription are: headaches, squinting, eye fatigue, blurred vision, old glasses.

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