Glasses as Old As Time: How to Tell If You Need New Glasses
You may think that those 1980’s eyeglasses you’re still sporting are making you blend in with the millennial hipster crowd, but it may be time to upgrade those bad boys to a new pair. Even though glasses can last for years if they are taken care of properly and your lenses are switched out, they can easily wear down. Here are some signs that you need new glasses. Read on to learn more.
The Screws Are Loose
Admit it: How many times have you had to use a drugstore screwdriver to tighten your glasses? If you have to tighten the screws on your glasses more than once every few months, then it’s likely time to get new frames. Over time, the screws and holes on your glasses start to wear down and fall out.
Things Are Lopsided
Do you look like you just got in a fight with a dragon? Are your glasses leaving you looking more disheveled than professional? If your glasses are lopsided, then you may need new ones. Although we can bend your frames a little to fix this problem, if it’s too severe, then we may need to fit you for an entirely new pair of frames instead.
Your Head Is Aching
Do you remember getting headaches as a kid when your mom would make you wear a headband or hat for a family picture? Similarly, if your glasses are too tight on your head, they can cause constant headaches. To see if your glasses are the culprit of your head pain, try taking them off for about 10 minutes. Have your symptoms improved? If so, they are likely the problem.
New glasses can make you see life in a whole new way. If your screws are loose, your frames are lopsided, or if you suffer from frequent headaches, you may need to buy a new pair. To learn more about glasses or to schedule your next examination, contact Papale Eye Center today!