Most individuals often complain about their prescription glasses. Some even go to the extent of blaming the doctors for not doing their job well before the prescription of the lens. What then could really be the reason why your prescription glasses don’t seem to be effective anymore? This article tries to give probable suggestions as to why you are no longer feeling comfortable with your prescription glasses.
Below are some reasons why your prescription lens is no longer clear and comfortable.
- Systemic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, HIV/AIDS .etc.
- Other eye diseases like Cataract, Glaucoma, intraocular tumours, Macular problems, pterygium, Corneal disorders. Etc.
- Scratches on Prescription Lens.
- Use of prescription glasses for more than 2 years.
- Improper Use of Bifocals.
Now let’s look at each one of these reasons in some details to understand how they affect the effectiveness of your prescription glasses.
Diseases like hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS .etc. affect the vessels in the eye and cause other physiological changes in the eye. When this happens, patients will no longer feel comfortable with their prescription glasses. That’s why Eye Doctors counsel patients with Diabetes, Hypertension, and other systemic diseases on the need for regular check-up and control of the disease. Else, if not controlled, they might feel uncomfortable with their prescription glasses, and this might also lead to frequent change of prescription glasses.
Eye diseases like Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration .etc. can cause individuals with recent prescription glasses to complain. If a patient developed a Macular problem, cataract, or glaucoma, it can lead to poor vision even with the prescription glasses. If you have any of the above mentioned eye diseases or any other, kindly discuss properly with your Eye Care Professional to know the best option to help improve your vision.
Scratches On Prescription Lens
If a new prescription is carelessly handled by the owner, the lens becomes scratched, and this can cause blurry vision, double vision, tearing, eye strain, thereby leading to discomfort. To protect your prescription lens from scratch, place your glasses in their case when you are not wearing them with the lenses facing upward. If the lenses are downward, they’re more likely to become scratched. In addition, avoid cleaning them with any other material apart from the lens wipe.
Use of Prescription Glasses for More Than 2 Years
It’s recommended for individuals to change their prescription glasses at least every 2 years because it’s expected that the power of the eye changes every 2 years. Note that you’ll experience a not too good vision with a prescription lens you’ve worn for more than 2 years. Therefore, it’s recommended you change your prescription glasses at least every 2 years to avoid discomfort when you wear them.
Improper Use of Bifocals
There is a proper way to use bifocals. If you use your bifocals improperly, you will have reasons to complain. People who wear bifocal lens, that is lenses with 2 portions (upper portion for distant vision and lower portion for reading), are expected to push their glasses inward and look through the upper portion while driving, walking, or viewing distant objects. They’re advised to push the glasses a little bit away from the eyes and look through the lower portion of the glass while reading, cutting nails, using a phone and carrying out other near work activities. This is because if a patient looks through the lower portion (which is for reading) to walk, he/she will experience blurry vision, pain, tearing and dizziness.