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4 Warning Signs You Need a New Prescription

Do you squint a lot, suffer from frequent headaches, or struggle to see properly, even when you are wearing your eyeglasses? Here are four major signs that your prescription might have changed and why it’s important to visit your eye doctor for a check-up.

If you are having difficulty seeing, or you have a refractive error such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), then one of the most cost-effective and comfortable ways to correct it is with eyeglasses. 

During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will determine your correct prescription to give you: 

  • Clearer and better vision 
  • Greater comfort 
  • A higher quality of life 
  • Enhanced safety, especially when driving at night 

Why Visiting Your Eye Doctor Is So Important

If you are experiencing any changes in your vision or you're having difficulty seeing clearly, you should book an eye exam immediately. Your eye doctor can determine the cause of the problem and help correct your vision. Even if your eyesight is clear, routine appointments with your optometrist are still important to ensure your eyes stay healthy and any potential problems with your vision are detected and treated early on. 

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At our Calgary eye clinic, our team of professional eye doctors offers a range of services including comprehensive adult/senior/children’s eye exams, glaucoma screening, eye emergency care, and contact lens fittings, to meet your whole family’s ocular health needs and protect your vision for many years to come. 

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4 Signs That Your Eyeglasses Prescription Needs an Upgrade 

Wearing the wrong prescription in your eyeglasses will not only make your vision less clear, but it can also negatively impact your ocular health and quality of life That’s why it’s so important to book regular eye exams with your optometrist to ensure you’re always wearing the right prescription. 

While a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to determine whether or not your prescription needs to be changed, here are some other warning signs you should watch out for at home: 

1. Squinting makes your vision clearer:
Squinting is a very natural way to improve the clarity of your vision. If you are having trouble with your vision, you could be squinting constantly. However this can put excessive strain on your eyes, exacerbating your vision problems. If you do find yourself squinting more than usual, it could be a sign that you need a new prescription. 

2. You are suffering from frequent headaches: 
Headaches are one of the most telling signs that you’re wearing the wrong prescription. The wrong prescription will cause a lot of strain on your eyes, resulting in them, and your brain, overworking. This can lead to discomfort and frequent headaches. If you are suffering from this symptom, then you should book an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.  

3. You are experiencing increased light sensitivity: 
If bright indoor lights or even the sun is making you squint, cover your eyes, or experience pain, it could be time for a new prescription. Increased light sensitivity could indicate that your eyes are overworked and it may even be a sign of infection or disease. If you are suddenly experiencing light sensitivty, talk to your optomerist and address it immediately.

4. Your vision is blurry: 
If you have blurry vision in one or both eyes with your current prescription eyeglasses, it’s time to visit your optometrist. Some signs that mean it’s time to replace your eyeglasses include double vision, loss of focus and poor clarity.

Our Calgary Eye Doctors Keep Your Vision Clear 

If you are struggling to see clearly or you’re experiencing eye strain and constant headaches, our eye doctors are on hand to help. To find out more about our services or to book an eye exam, contact our Calgary eye clinic at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.


Q: How often should I upgrade my prescription?
It is recommended that you visit your eye doctor and upgrade your prescription every two years, or earlier if needed. 

Q: What are the signs that my prescription is too strong?
If you have recently gotten a new prescription, some signs that it may be too strong include dizziness, vertigo, nausea, headaches, and blurred vision. If these symptoms aren’t improving, then you should talk to your optometrist. 

Q: Is my contact lens prescription the same as my eyeglasses prescription?
No. This is because glasses are kept at a short distance from your eyes whereas contact lenses sit on the surface of your eye. Therefore, the two need different prescriptions to give you the best vision correction. If you wear eyeglasses and are thinking about switching to contact lenses, you’ll need to visit your eye doctor for a contact lens fitting. 

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