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How often do you replace your eye glasses?

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How often do you replace your eye glasses?

It depends on many factors, but as a general rule, you should go once a year or once every two years. Your doctor can tell you what schedule is right for you. If your prescription doesn't change very often, or at all, just get new glasses when you're tired of your old ones or they go out of style.
asked Feb 13 in Health by smyadmin

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I have an eye test every 1 or 2 years, depending on whether the lenses are still keeping my vision clear. But I seldom actually replace the frames themselves. When you are first recommended to wear glasses, consider choosing a pair of frames which can later allow the lenses to replaced. This is what I have done. When I get a new prescription, I send the glasses off to a reputable online optician together with the prescription and they replace the lenses. While the glasses are being reglazed, I'll use on old pair to keep me going. Replacing the lenses in an existing pair of glasses is cheaper than buying a new pair. And for me, this also saves the chore of choosing a new pair of glasses.
answered Feb 13 by Nicholas Stone
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You should replace your glasses, when your prescription changes or glasses get scratches or when you lose or break them.

How do you know whether your prescription has changed or not?

By blurred vision even with spectacles
Head ache and eyestrain
When you are squeezing eyes for clear vision
answered Feb 13 by Sushma Nandyala
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I get an eye exam every year and generally replace my daily wear eyeglasses due to the changes in my prescription.

I don't bother replacing my sunglasses annually if the prescription changes are small (as they normally are). I might replace my sunglasses every two or three years.
answered Feb 13 by Stephanie Vardavas
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I started wearing glasses in Jr.High and would get a new pair every 2 years as my vision changed. This last time I went in my vision was the same so I didn't get a new pair because I have to pay out of pocket. They are bent to hell but still work for around the house.
answered Feb 13 by Tomo
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when i wore glasses everyday, i always had 2 pairs at a time and would replace a pair every other year, so every year i'd get a new pair of glasses. Now i primarily wear contacts and have a back up pair of glasses which get changed every 3-4 years (prescription hasnt changed in years)
answered Feb 13 by Litlmommy08
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When I wore glasses daily, I would get new glasses every year.  I always get an eye exam each year and it seems like my prescription changes slightly each year.  When I had glasses I would fall asleep wearing them because I can't see much of anything without them.  I am sure that did not help with longevity.  I wear contacts now, but I need to get a new pair of backup glasses.
answered Feb 13 by My3girlsandm3
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Every couple of years. Costco has them fairly cheap. I don't have vision insurance and with antiglare and anti scratch and whatever else, I paid less than $200 for frames and lenses.

But this post reminded me I need new contacts, so I set up an appt for that tomorrow. So thanks lol!
answered Feb 13 by ruthiemay22
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Every 3-4 years, only because I lack insurance. I was lucky, and in the last 3 year gap my vision only changed in my right eye.

If I could chose, I would get my eyes checked every year and get a new perscription as my doctor saw fit. I dunno if I would get new frames or just new lenses, though. If insurance covered it, I probably would get new frames each time.
answered Feb 13 by Cecily-chan
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I wear mine daily all day. I get new ones every 2-3 years. I usually get two and rotate what I wear according to my outfit. My RX hasn't changed for 6 years, so now I have multiple pairs to rotate plus Maui Jim sunglasses. It will be expensive when my RX changes!
answered Feb 13 by sparklysparkles
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It really depends on how well you see with your current glasses. Some people can go for years wearing the same pair of glasses and it's fine for them. However, some people require a change every year. As a general rule, have your eyes checked no more than every 2-3 years. Your glasses may not change but it's good to have your eyes looked at.
answered Feb 13 by Dawn C.

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