Signs You Need to See an Eye Doctor for a New Vision Prescription By Monterey County Eye Associates on January 26, 2024

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If your eyesight seems to be getting worse, you may be due for a new vision prescription. The team at Monterey County Eye Associates can help. We have multiple vision centers in Monterey, Salinas, and King City, CA, each staffed by experienced eye care professionals.

Below are some sure signs you need to meet with an eye doctor to get your eyes checked.

Your Vision Is Blurry

If your eyesight has gotten worse over time with your current prescription, your vision has likely degraded. This might be due to the natural aging process or might be linked to a health condition that affects the clarity of your vision.

You Squint to See Clearly

Some people compensate for their changing vision by squinting at signs, books, or screens. You might even hold a phone closer to your face or lean forward at your laptop or computer monitor just to read smaller text. This is a sure indication that your old prescription needs to be updated.

You Get Eyestrain or Eye Fatigue

Your eyes get tired the harder they have to work. An old prescription makes the muscles of your eyes work overtime, which can cause eye fatigue or eyestrain, especially after long periods spent reading or looking at screens.

You Experience Double Vision

Some people don’t just have blurry vision. They may notice double vision when doing work or going about their daily routines. A new prescription can help treat this particular problem.

You Get Headaches

Headaches from vision issues may occur as your eyes work extra hard. If your headaches are between your eyes or around your eyes and paired with eye fatigue, you might need some help from an eye doctor.

You Have Trouble Reading in Low-Light Situations

It’s always good to have some light on while reading a book or the newspaper. If you need a lot of light to read and have trouble reading in dim light settings, you probably need to get an updated prescription.

You Have Poor Night Vision

Issues with night vision could include seeing glare and halos from bright lights in the dark to experiencing problems with contrast sensitivity in the evening. A new prescription can help with both these issues.

You Haven’t Seen Your Eye Doctor in More Than a Year or So

It’s best to see an eye doctor every year to two years. If it’s been more than two years since your last vision checkup, it’s better to be safe than sorry and schedule an eye appointment.

Okay, What’s the Next Step?

If any of the above applies to you, it’s best to visit Monterey County Eye Associates for a vision checkup. We can test your visual acuity and also check on any symptoms or warning signs of ocular diseases so your eyes are as healthy as possible.

During this visit, we can get you a new vision prescription and help you pick out a good pair of glasses or a new set of contact lenses.

Convenient Office Locations Throughout Monterey County

We have four locations in the Monterey County area, including two offices in Monterey (one on Cass Street and the other on Upper Ragsdale Drive), a location in Salinas, and a location in King City.

Contact Monterey County Eye Associates

To set up an appointment and improve your eyesight in the process, contact Monterey County Eye Associates. We look forward to hearing from you.

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The team of doctors at Monterey County Eye Associates

Monterey County Eye Associates
Leland H. Rosenblum, MD - MBEC
Eric J. Del Piero, MD

Our team of ophthalmologists provides state-of-the-art eye care using the latest technology. They are proud to be affiliated with: 

  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ABO: American Board of Ophthalmology

To schedule an appointment, please call us at one of our four ophthalmologist office locations in Monterey, Ryan Ranch, Salinas, and King City, or contact us online.

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