6 Reasons for Prescription Eyewear in a Day By Gordon Wong, OD on April 21, 2020

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Most of us take our glasses for granted until they are lost or broken. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you might need to replace your eyewear quickly. At our La Jolla, CA, practice, Drs. Gordon C. Wong and Wildon C. Wong offer prescription eyewear in a day. We carry a variety of frame styles, including a complete designer eyewear collection. Here, our team explores a few instances when 24-hour glasses can come in handy.

#1: Accidents Happen

Maybe you lost your glasses on vacation. Perhaps they were broken during a friendly game of basketball. Whatever the reason, broken or lost glasses are a huge inconvenience. This is the most common – and most time-sensitive – reason to have a new pair of glasses crafted at our onsite lab. While other optometry offices partner with an outside lab to create new lenses in one to three weeks, our technicians can create a brand-new pair of precision-fit glasses in just one day.

#2: You Have Frequent Headaches

Outdated prescription lenses can cause eye strain, as well as chronic headaches. This can occur even if you can still see clearly with your current glasses. If you have noticed more frequent headaches or eye strain, it could be time to update your eyewear. 

#3: You Squint Often

The only time you should squint is in extremely bright environments. Squinting reduces the amount of light entering the eyes and helps you focus better. If you find yourself squinting frequently in normal conditions, it is likely a warning sign that you need a new prescription.

#4: Your Glasses Are Outdated

If you are wearing an old pair of glasses, there is a good chance they don’t have the same features you can enjoy now. For example, glare reduction and UV protection are exclusive to newer lenses. In addition, if you work in front of a computer for the majority of the day, blue light blocking lenses can drastically reduce digital eye strain. These are all things to consider as you shop for new eyewear.

#5: Your Glasses Are Scratched

Seemingly small scuffs and scratches can actually have a huge negative impact. Even if these imperfections do not obstruct your eyesight in ways you are aware of, they can still cause eye strain and compromise your vision over time. If your glasses have scratches or scuffs, you may want to consider a new pair. With our prescription eyewear in a day, you can also have an anti-scratch coating added to reduce the risk of damage.

#6: You’re Overdue for an Eye Exam

The American Optometric Association recommends that adults aged 18 to 60 have a routine eye exam biannually. Adults over 60 should have an assessment performed every year. If it has been longer than the recommended time, you should consider scheduling an exam. If your vision has changed, we can fit you for a new pair of glasses.

Learn More About Our Prescription Eyewear in a Day

If any of the things mentioned above are affecting you and your quality of life, schedule an appointment at our La Jolla practice. Call us at (858) 454-4699 or contact us online anytime.

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GW Eye Associates

Our team at GW Eye Associates in La Jolla and Del Mar can provide a wide range of high-quality eye care services. Dr. Gordon G. Wong and Dr. Wildon C. Wong have over 45 years of combined experience and belong to several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Optometric Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call us at (858) 454-4699 today.

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