Your eyeglasses enable you to view the world the way you are meant to see it. They also help you to perform crucial functions, such as reading and driving. Unfortunately, if you have the wrong prescription, you will not be able to see and function optimally.
Knowing whether your prescription is “off” can be tricky. In some cases, you may simply need to endure an adjustment period as you become accustomed to your bifocals or trifocals. In other cases, your prescription might not be correct. At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we want you to be comfortable and functional with your glasses. If you suspect that your eyeglasses are not working for you, do not hesitate to bring them to us. We will help you determine whether a new prescription is needed. Signs You May Not Have the Right Prescription You may be able to detect that your prescription is not correct. Here are some of the signs to look for if you believe that your glasses are not meeting your vision needs: · Squinting: Do you find yourself squinting throughout the day? If so, this is a sign that something is amiss. You should be able to use your glasses without squinting. Even if there is suddenly a bit less light in the room, you should not need to squint to see properly. You should be able to see just as well in low light as you would if you did not require glasses. · Nausea: Unless you are suffering from illness, consistent nausea could actually be a symptom of an improper balance in your eyeglasses’ prescription. When one lens is stronger than the other one, the result, surprisingly, could be an upset stomach. Pay attention to this symptom if it continues to manifest every time you wear your glasses. This might indicate that you need to schedule an eye exam. · Headaches: If you are experiencing chronic headaches, the problem could be an issue with your eyeglasses. The headaches may be a result of eye strain due to lenses that do not meet your vision needs. · Dizziness/Vertigo: Feeling dizzy can also be a sign that your eyeglasses need to be updated. Another point to be aware of is that if you already suffer from chronic vertigo, the wrong glasses can worsen the problem. · Blurred Vision: You should not experience blurry vision with the correct prescription. Keep in mind that you might simply need to become accustomed to a new prescription. However, if the issue persists, you should schedule an appointment to see your eye doctor. Your eyeglasses work as a trusted, reliable tool to provide you with proper vision. If you suspect that your glasses are not working for you, talk to a professional at Optometrists’ Clinic Inc. Also, remember that your prescription can change over the course of a year, so you might need to book an eye exam and have it changed. Get in touch with us via our contact page to schedule a consultation or an eye exam. You can also visit one of our clinics to discuss proper eye care in the Edmonton area.