Maintaining Optimal Eye Health: Signs You May Need New Glasses

Published on
April 29, 2023

Good eyesight is essential for our daily lives, whether it's for driving, reading, or simply enjoying the scenery around us. If you wear glasses, ensuring your prescription is up-to-date is crucial, as failing to do so can lead to headaches, eyestrain, and other vision-related problems. In this blog post, we'll discuss the signs indicating you may need new glasses to maintain optimal eye health and function.

Blurred Vision

Experiencing blurry vision is a sign that you may need new glasses. Blurred vision can occur when your prescription is outdated or incorrect, leading to headaches, eye fatigue, and difficulty seeing clearly. If you're experiencing blurred vision, it's essential to make an appointment with our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.

Eye Strain

Eye strain is a common indicator that you may need new glasses. If you spend a lot of time staring at computer screens, reading, or doing other close-up work, your eyes can become fatigued, resulting in discomfort, such as headaches or eye pain. If you're experiencing eye strain, take regular breaks and have your eyes checked to see if you need a new prescription.


Squinting to see things clearly may signal that you need new glasses. While squinting can temporarily improve your vision, it can also cause eye strain and fatigue, harming your eyesight in the long term. If you find yourself squinting often, schedule an appointment with our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.


Headaches are a common sign that you may need new glasses. If you're experiencing headaches concentrated around your forehead or temples, it could indicate that your glasses are no longer providing the correct prescription. If persistent headaches plague you, see our eye doctor to rule out any underlying eye conditions.

Double Vision

Double vision occurs when you see two images of the same object and can indicate that you need new glasses. Double vision can result from various factors, including an outdated prescription or other underlying eye conditions.

Is blurry, fuzzy, or double vision impacting your quality of life and vision? Take our online double vision assessment to help identify if you may have an underlying vision problem that is causing diplopia (double vision) /neuro/double-vision-quiz/ 

Light Sensitivity

Increased sensitivity to light may signal that you need new glasses. Light sensitivity can occur when your glasses are not providing the correct prescription, causing discomfort and headaches. If you're experiencing light sensitivity, see our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.

Difficulty Seeing at Night

Difficulty seeing at night can indicate that you need new glasses. If you find it challenging to see while driving at night or have trouble reading in low light conditions, your glasses may no longer provide the correct prescription.

Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam in Hixson

If you're experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, or have a sense that your vision is not what it should be without knowing exactly how to describe it, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with our optometrist to have your prescription checked. By doing so, you can ensure optimal eyesight and maintain your eye health. Don't ignore any signs of discomfort or changes in your vision; schedule an appointment with us today.

Patients searching for advanced medical eye care visit our clinic from all over Tennessee, and we are proud to be a leading provider of medical eye care services for patients from Hixson, Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Middle Valley.


Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.

Amanda T.

Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.

Alexa H.

Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!

Charlotte M.

Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

Thank you!

Olivia C.

Seems much less frustrated with life

Reads non-stop and fast

Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

Seems much more confident

Thank You!!!

Kelly O.

When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!

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