We all know how important it is to get an eye exam. So you came to Spare Pair Vision Center and had your eyes checked. You got yourself a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. That is wonderful, but do not be fooled into thinking that your prescription will be good forever. Part of the reason that a yearly eye exam is recommended is just because of that. Our Monmouth optical store wants to make sure that your vision is always at the highest level that it can be. Your corrective lenses do that for you, but over time your vision changes. And so should your prescription.
So what is so bad about having an outdated eyeglass or contact lens prescription? In many ways, an outdated pair of lenses is just as bad as not having any at all. The entire point of prescription lenses is to solve a problem. When you were examined, you were diagnosed as needing reading glasses or with nearsightedness or farsightedness or with an astigmatism. Your contact lenses or eyeglasses were prescribed by our eye doctor and filled at our Monmouth optical store specifically to address your visual deficiency. But when your eyes change and your vision changes, the old prescription loses its ability to do the job it was designed to do.
It can be dangerous to drive with outdated lenses, especially when they are required as part of your driver’s license. Reading with outdated lenses can be frustrating or difficult. You could get headaches from eye strain. Our Monmouth optical store wants you to have the best corrective lenses to suit your needs right now. Not five years ago or 18 months ago but right now.
Even if you are seeing perfectly well with your current lenses, there is genuine value in having a yearly eye exam. Many if not most eye problems- not just vision concerns- develop and progress without any noticeable symptoms. If you do not have signs to spark concern, you need our Monmouth optical store to find it for you. Our eye doctor will check you for common eye diseases and concerns. Finding them early gives you the best chance to affect a positive outcome. It is true that many eye problems are more easily treated when detected early and in some cases- such as glaucoma- damage may be slowed or halted but not reversed.