How Often Do You Need To Get Your Prescription Changed?

How Often Do You Need to Get Your Prescription Changed? 

If you wear glasses or contacts, you may be wondering how often you need to see an optometrist to get a new prescription. There's not a cut-and-dry answer, unfortunately, because the answer changes from person to person. At Family Eye Care Optometry in Chico, CA, our team is here to work with you and make sure that you have the prescription you need, no matter how often it changes. Read on down below for more information.

Signs Your Prescription Needs an Update

There's no hard and fast time that prescriptions require updating. Some people need new prescriptions every year, while others can go decades without needing an update. Keeping up with your annual eye exams can be a good way to help ensure that your prescription is still correct, an eye doctor on our team will perform a test to help ensure that your vision correction method is still working well for you.

There are some signs, however, that you may need a prescription update, even if it's not time for your annual eye exam. If you find that you're squinting to see objects that you used to be able to see clearly, are struggling with headaches, or your eyes are feeling strained by the end of the day, there's a good chance that a stronger prescription is in order.

Get an Updated Prescription from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team

Whether it's time to update your prescription or you're in need of a routine eye exam, we at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, are here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and schedule your first appointment. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your eye care needs. An “optometrist near me” is here to help. Call us at (530) 899-3939 for more information.

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