Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses are vital tools for millions of people around the world. While they provide clear and comfortable vision, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses need to be replaced periodically. Staying up to date with your prescriptions can prove difficult, but Gordon Optical is here to help you stay on top of things.

Shift in Vision Over Time

One of the primary reasons to replace eyeglasses or contact lenses is changes in an individual’s vision. Vision naturally changes with age and time, and even slight changes in prescription can significantly affect the clarity of one’s vision. Regular updates are essential to monitor these changes and ensure that your prescription is still meeting your needs. If you notice that your vision is no longer as clear as it once was or you experience persistent eye strain or headaches, it may be time to update your prescription.

Regular Wear and Tear

Another reason to replace prescription eyeglasses and contacts is wear and tear. Both eyeglasses and contact lenses are exposed to daily use and potential damage. Scratches and dings on eyeglass lenses can distort vision and reduce the quality of your sight. Similarly, contact lenses can accumulate dirt/bacteria and become less comfortable to wear over time. This can lead to eye irritation and an increased risk of eye infections. It is important to inspect your eyeglasses and contacts regularly for signs of damage and replace them when necessary to maintain optimal vision and eye health.

To Keep Things Clean

Hygiene is an especially important factor to consider when it comes to contact lenses. Replacing contact lenses according to the recommended schedule is key for maintaining good eye health. Disposable daily lenses should be discarded after a single use, while monthly or extended-wear lenses should be replaced according to instructions. Ignoring these recommendations can result in eye infections, discomfort, and even long-term damage to the eyes.

Maintain Comfort

Comfort is another key factor when deciding when to replace eyeglasses or contacts. Over time, eyeglass frames may lose their shape or become loose, leading to discomfort and eyestrain. Similarly, contact lenses can become less comfortable to wear due to accumulated deposits, drying out, or warping. If you find that your eyeglasses or contact lenses are no longer comfortable to wear, it’s time to consider replacement for improved daily comfort.

It is always important to update your prescriptions and ensure they fit your current needs. Things like wear and tear, hygiene, and comfort are key indicators that should not be ignored when it comes to prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. When choosing new eyeglasses or contact lenses, consider various factors to ensure that they meet your vision needs, comfort, and style preferences. Get started with Gordon Optical and learn more about our current offerings.

Sources: CNET, Healthline

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