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When do I replace my glasses? When do I replace my contacts?

It's important to recognize when it's time to replace your eyeglasses or contact lenses, as outdated prescriptions can lead to discomfort and vision problems. Here are some signs indicating you may need new glasses or contact lenses:

Signs for Eyeglasses:

1. Blurry Vision: If objects appear blurry or you find yourself squinting while wearing your glasses, it may be a sign that your prescription needs to be updated.

2. Eye Strain and Headaches: Wearing glasses with an outdated prescription can cause eye strain, fatigue, and frequent headaches.

3. Discomfort and Reluctance to Wear: If your glasses no longer fit comfortably or if you feel relieved when you take them off, it's time to consider getting a new pair.

4. Changes in Frame Fit and Style Preference: Over time, the frames of your glasses may become loose or outdated in style, affecting how they sit on your face and your confidence in wearing them.

Signs for Contact Lenses:

1. Adherence to Replacement Schedule: Follow the recommended replacement schedule for your contact lenses as prescribed by your optometrist. Overwearing lenses beyond their recommended lifespan can lead to eye irritation and infections.

2. Discomfort and Dryness: If your contact lenses feel uncomfortable, dry, or gritty, it may be time to replace them. Persistent discomfort can indicate that your lenses are past their prime.

3. Vision Changes: Changes in your vision, such as increased blurriness or difficulty focusing, could indicate that your contact lens prescription needs adjustment or that it's time for a new pair.

4. Lens Damage or Debris: Inspect your contact lenses for signs of damage, tears, or debris. Damaged lenses should be discarded, and any debris should be removed before wearing them again.

Remember to consult with your optometrist if you experience any discomfort, changes in vision, or uncertainty about the condition of your eyeglasses or contact lenses. They can provide guidance on when to replace them and ensure your eye health remains optimal.

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