Is it time for new frames?

While you might be in love with your frames, wear and tear will eventually take its toll. The number one sign that you should be considering new lenses/frames is if you notice changes in your vision. The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, or more often if certain risk factors are present.

Most of the time, vision changes are so gradual that you don’t notice until it becomes a problem. It’s important to have up-to-date prescription lenses to ensure further vision problems do not occur. Other signs that you may need new glasses/frames include:

·         Frames with stripped screws

·         Heavily scratched lenses

·         Bent frames that just don’t fit right

·         Frames that fit loosely and are difficult to keep adjusted

·         Headaches occurring more often than usual, especially with visual tasks

·         Irritated skin at frame touch points

When you realize it’s time, find a new pair of glasses that fit you comfortably and correctly with the assistance of an optical professional. With properly fitting frames, there will be no more worrying about them sliding off or breaking, or going through the day with a vision-related headache.