Never underestimate the importance of your eyes. Whether you’re gazing into the eyes of a loved one or steering your car down a curvy road, your eyes are your window to the world, allowing you to experience each moment. If you suspect you may need glasses or a new prescription, don’t wait. Take the proper steps to ensure you’re seeing every instant at its very best.
WHY ARE EYES IMPORTANT?
Your eyes are made up of two million moving parts, working together to bring you perfect vision. When something this complex is off by even just a little, you may not be seeing your best. While good eyesight is always essential, precise vision plays an important role in sending emails and texts, reading menus and street signs, driving safely day and night or catching a movie with friends.
Our prescriptions change subtly over time, so you may believe you’re seeing everything perfectly when you’re unconsciously straining your eyes to see properly. If you’re experiencing frequent headaches, neck aches or squinting, you may need a new prescription. Remember, taking the importance of your eyes for granted could mean having vision that’s less than 20/20 causing you to miss the big (or little) things that really count.
SIGNS YOU NEED GLASSES OR A NEW PRESCRIPTION
1. Do you need to hold objects a little further away to see clearly?2. Are you having difficulty reading small print?3. Have you increased the text size on your computer or phone?4. Are you experiencing frequent headaches?5. Are you bothered by glare or bright sunlight?6. Do you notice ghosting, double images or hazy vision?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of those questions, it may be time to have your eyes examined by an Independent Doctor of Optometry* located inside or next door to a LensCrafters store near you.
Of the 14 million people who are visually impaired in the United States, 11 million could correct their vision with glasses or contact lenses.**
ARE YOU 20/20?
Are you taking the importance of your eyes for granted? According to the National Institutes of Health, 11 million of the 14 million people who are visually impaired in the United States could correct their vision with glasses or contact lenses**. Do you find yourself struggling to make out receipts or up-close objects? Can you see far-off sporting events clearly? If not, it may be time to schedule an eye exam*.
A typical annual eye exam checks both your vision and your eye health. Your eye doctor will test for near-and-far sightedness as well as put you through a series of tests designed to catch eye conditions and diseases early. Your eyes do so much for you—take the extra step to ensure you’re getting quality eye and vision care from a caring, thoughtful provider.